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USA Junior Closed 2014
14-16th March - Princeton University
Day Three, Finals:

U19 finals:
[1] Sabrina Sobhy 3-0 [2] Reeham Sedky                        11-6, 11-2, 13-11
Hayes Murphy 3-1 [3] Derek Hsue                            11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8

U17 finals:
[1] Chloe Chemtob 3-0 [2] Casey Wong                           12-10, 11-4, 11-8
[1] Sean Hughes 3-1 [2] David Yacobucci                  11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5

U15 finals:
[1] Elle Ruggiero 3-1 Ona Prokes                            11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-5
[1] Ryan Murray 3-2 [3] Patrick McElroy          13-11, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4

U13 finals:
[1] Marina Stefanoni 3-2 [2] Meghna Sreedhar   11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2
[1] Mateo Giraldo 3-0 Kedar Nagaraj                                   11-7, 11-4, 11-5

U11 finals:
[2] Brecon Welch 3-0 [1] Molly Stoltz                               11-8, 11-7, 13-11
John Paul Tew 3-1 [2] David Beeson                       11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8

Full draws



Dale Walker


Hayes v Derek full



Day Three - Finals: One more for Sabrina
US Squash reports

GU19One week after defeating her older sister, Amanda, for the first time to earn the title of U.S. Champion, Sabrina Sobhy has successfully defended her girls’ U19 U.S. Junior Championship title against Reeham Sedky.

Sobhy maintained a perfect record with three-game victories throughout the tournament with Sedky–sixteen years old–coming the closest to winning a game against the now junior and senior U.S. champion with a scoreline of 11-6, 11-2, 13-11. This is Sabrina’s third consecutive U19 title at only seventeen years of age.

The boys’ U19 final came down between soon-to-be University of Pennsylvania teammates Hayes Murphy and third-seeded Derek Hsue. With both players coming off grueling five-game semifinals, the final was just as closely-contested with the match score split at 1-1 after two games. Murphy pulled away with the third and fourth games to win his first junior national title in his final junior championship appearance.

U.S. Junior Open girls’ U17 champion Chloe Chemtob won her first girls’ U17 U.S. national title after finishing third and second in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Sixteen-year-old Chemtob–a Canadian-American dual citizen–defeated fifteen-year-old two seed Casey Wong 12-10, 11-4, 11-8.

Adding to his 2010 BU13 national title, top-seeded Sean Hughes  is now U17 champion after defeating two seed David Yacobucci 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5.

Thirteen-year-old Elle Ruggiero won her fourth title in four years in a four-game girls’ U15 final against Ona Prokes. Ruggiero won the U11 in 2011, and two consecutive U13 titles in 2012 and 2013.
Fourteen-year-old top seed Ryan Murray won his third national title in his third age division against three seed Patrick McElroy in a marathon five-game boys’ U15 final 13-11, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4. Murray adds to his 2009 U11 and 2013 U13 national titles.

Continuing her upward progression from finishing girls’ U11 runner-up in her first national championship, the 2012 Bronze championships, to winning her first national U11 title in 2013, Marina Stefanoni won her second national title in two years in the U13 division. Down 2-1 in the final against two seed Meghna Sreedhar, Stefanoni clawed back to win the match 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2.

Playing in his first U.S. Junior Championship and on the heels of winning two Junior Championship Tour titles this season, twelve-year-old Mateo Giraldo won his first national title 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 in the boys’ U13 final against Kedar Nagaraj, who endured three consecutive five-game matches leading up to the final.

Both the boys’ and girls’ U11 division champions won their first national titles in their second U.S. Junior Championship appearances. Second-seeded Brecon Welch upset top seed Molly Stoltz 11-8, 11-7, 13-11 to win her first national title after finishing eleventh in 2013. After exiting the 2012 U11 championship in the first round, unseeded John Paul Tew knocked out the boys’ one, four, and finally two seed, David Beeson, in the final 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8 to win his first national title.

Day Two:
US Squash reports

The twenty finalists of the 2014 U.S. Junior Squash Championships are decided after Saturday’s quarterfinals and semifinals in New Jersey at Princeton University and Lawrenceville School.

The girls’ U11 final will be contested between one and two seeds Molly Stoltz and Brecon Welch. Both players endured difficult semifinals as Stoltz held off fourth-seeded Abigail Schuster in five games, while Welch defeated Margaux Comai in four games.

In boys’ U11, John Paul Tew continued his impeccable run without dropping a game, first defeating top seed Rohan Iyer in the quarterfinals 11-7, 11-6, 13-11, then fourth-seeded Charles Braff 11-3, 11-7, 11-8 to reach the final. Tew faces two seed David Beeson, who also has yet to drop a game in the tournament.

Kedar Nagaraj is the surprise of the boys’ U13 division having strung together three consecutive five-game victories, including a quarterfinal victory against two seed Jed Burde. Nagaraj will test his stamina against first seeded Mateo Giraldo in the final, who prevailed in a five-game quarterfinal against Dillon Huang before reaching the final with a win against four seed Tyler Mackesy.

On the girls U13 side, first and second seeds Marina Stefanoni and Meghna Sreedhar will contest Sunday’s final with both players maintaining their perfect, three-game-win record on Saturday including semifinals against four and three seeds Olivia Robinson and Ashley Manning.

Ona Prokes fought her way through the bottom half of the girls’ U15 main draw first dispatching three seed Laila Sedky in four games, then recovering from 2-1 down against Lily Zelov to reach the final 12-10, 6-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8. Prokes is up against top seed Elle Ruggiero who has yet to lose a game in the tournament.

After a four-game round of sixteen victory, boys’ U15 top seed Ryan Murray extended his run of four-game victories on Saturday in the quarterfinals against Max Finkelstein and semifinals against Ian Blatchford. Murray plays third-seeded Patrick McElroy who upset two seed Tyler Carney 15-17, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8 in the semifinals.

Boys’ U17 one seed Sean Hughes continued his perfect run in the tournament to reach the final where Brunswick’s two seed David Yacobucci who defeated third-seeded Clark Doyle in a three-game semifinal.

U.S. Junior Open U17 champion and Canadian-American dual citizen Chloe Chemtob reached the girls’ U17 final without dropping a game. Second-seeded Casey Wong will vie for the GU17 final after defeating three seed Morgan Steelman 11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 11-2 in the semifinals.

Defending U.S. Junior and national champion Sabrina Sobhy eased her way in to the girls' U19 final against four seed Kayley Leonard, Sobhy’s first opponent to earn more than five points in a single game against the seventeen-year-old this tournament. Sobhy faces Reeham Sedky, who prevailed against three seed and 2014 DeRoy Sportsmanship Award recipient Olivia Fiechter in the semifinals.

Two turbulent rounds in the boys’ U19 saw only one seed reach the final and a number of marathon matches. Brunswick No. 1 Hayes Murphy reaches the final after eliminating one seed Arhum Saleem from the main draw in four games, then holding off Avon Old Farm’s Atticus Kelly in a five-game semifinal.

Their semifinal was Kelly’s second consecutive five-game match of the day after a nail-biting 13-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 14-12 victory against fourth-seeded Timmy Brownell.

Hayes will face the male DeRoy recipient Derek Hsue who advanced to the final in the last match of the night against Bransten Ming 10-12, 9-11, 18-16, 11-5, 11-9.

Day One:
US Squash reports

Day one of the 2014 U.S. Junior Squash Championships has concluded in New Jersey at Princeton University and Lawrenceville School.

The country’s top thirty-two players in ten age divisions, girls’ and boy’s U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 contested rounds of thirty-two and sixteen setting up Saturday’s quarterfinals and semi-finals.

In all age divisions–save for the Boys’ U19–the top four seeds safely advanced to the quarterfinals.

Defending U.S. Junior champion and newly-crowned U.S. Champion Sabrina Sobhy, second-seeded Reeham Sedky and third-seeded Olivia Fiechter all advanced conceding ten points or less in both of their matches in GU19.

Springside Chesnut Hill’s Brian Giegerich pulled off the upset of the day as he narrowly dispatched BU19 two seed Pierson Broadwater 11-7, 7-11, 2-11, 11-2, 11-9, although Giegerich exited the main draw in the round of sixteen against Bransten Ming.

Full draws



Hsue ming full

Sedky v Fiechter



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