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NCS Doubles Squash Outing Jan. 29

NCS Doubles Squash Outing Jan. 29

Doubles squash is growing fast and is a lot of fun to play!

National Capital Squash is starting a series of doubles squash outings and here is your chance to give it a try.

Doubles is both fun and social!

Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore (just 50 minutes from Chevy Chase MD) will be hosting an exclusive National Capital Squash Doubles clinic and round robin event on Sunday Jan 29 to introduce and promote the game of doubles.

Squash professionals Howard Day from University Club as well as Peter Heffernan from Meadow Mill will lead a clinic for doubles novices, and we will have two doubles courts from 1:00-4:00 to try it out.

We are limiting tickets to this event to the first 24 who sign up, so register now!

Camille Lanier profiled on NBC4

Camille Lanier profiled on NBC4

NBC4 did a nice video on local junior star Camille Lanier.


NCS Juniors Place Well in Baltimore Silver

Sandeep Rishi knocked out the #2 seed to reach the semifinals of the Holiday Silver.  He then beat the #1 seed to secure a win in the the third place match in BU17.  Taimur Chaudhry won the classic plate (5th place) and Sohrab Nawaz won the consolation finals in BU17.

Hanna Chaudhry finished second in GU13 and Caroline Resor won second place in GU19.

Alex Snape defeated the #1 seed in three games to win the consolation finals of the BU13 division at the Holiday Junior Silver.

Northern Virginia Bronze Report

Northern Virginia Bronze Report

The Northern Virginia Bronze, held at Potomac Squash Club (in Maryland) Dec. 17-18, was organized by Jahangir Naseem and attracted a large field of nearly fifty players.

Cyrus Nassikas cruised to victory in BU19, winning every game of every match.

Zach Najera (pictured here with Jahangir Naseem) won the BU15 division, winning the final against #1 seed Ben Roth in four games.

Rising star Ryan Lovallo knocked out BU13 #1 seed Saad Qazi in the semis in a tough five game match, then went on to win the finals in another tight five game match over unseeded Alex Snape.  He won game five 12-10!  Qazi took the third place match over Conner Elder.

In BU11, Erik Barker won the final in another five-game thriller over finalist Aden Brody-Ogborn.

Katie Schluntz won all games in all her [...Read More...]

Washington Post Video Profiles Jacqueline Barnes

The Washington Post did a video profile of Jacqueline Barnes. Click here or on "read more" from the front page of the website to watch it in the juniors section of our website.

If the video does not appear below, click here to go to the Washington Post website to see it there.

Mendez Reaches Finals at Hunter Lott

NCS juniors played well at one of the nation's most prestigious Gold tournaments the weekend of Nov. 18-20 at Philadelphia's Merion Cricket Club.

Theo Mendez reached the finals of BU15, where he knocked out the #1 seed in a thrilling five-game match semifinal.

Geoffrey Keating, playing in his first tournament in four months after coming back from an injury, reached the BU 19 quarterfinals in a strong 32-player draw.

Kira Keating reached the quarterfinals, and then took the 5th place match with a convincing 3-0 win after winning her classic plate semis match 3-0.

Vassar Junior Classic

Congratulations to Duncan McGillivary, who took second place at the Vassar Junior Classic Silver Nov. 25-27.

Deerfield Gold

Cameron Bahadori took 17th place in a 64-player draw at the Deerfield Gold Nov. 25-27.  The tournament attracted about 225 players coming from all over the country and as far [...Read More...]

Kira Keating Profiled in the Gazette

The Montgomery Gazette profiled sophomore Kira Keating's role in the National Capital Squash's team win at the 2011 U.S. Squash Women’s Team Championships.

Excerpt:

An avid soccer player when she was younger, Potomac School (Va.) sophomore Kira Keating of Bethesda said she took up squash in 2007 because her two older brothers played the sport and it looked like fun.

But losing her first eight matches in sanctioned competition that year was slightly less enjoyable, Keating said.

“I’m really competitive so I kept wanting to go to more tournaments so I would finally win one,” she said. “ spanned a couple tournaments.”

Rather than turn her back on the sport, however, Keating said she found motivation in those early struggles.

“I won my first match in probably my third tournament and it felt amazing,” she said.

Keating has come a long way in five years. Last month, she [...Read More...]

Qazi Sweeps to Win in NY Bronze

Saad Qazi dominated at the Poly Prep Bronze Nov. 11-13 to win the BU 13 division.

It was his first tournament victory, and he did it in grand style, winning in a 17-player field without dropping a single game.  Two weeks before, he made the finals of the Pyramid Halloween Bronze in New York, where he lost the first two games before coming back to win a tough five-game match semifinal.

NCS Juniors Win Upsets at Capitol Hill Classic

NCS Juniors Win Upsets at Capitol Hill Classic

Despite an influx of players from New York to Georgia, NCS juniors more than held their own at the Capitol Hill Classic Bronze Nov. 11-13, 2011.

In the GU 15 division, Taylor Nides won all five of her matches.  She upset a nationally-ranked New Yorker ranked nearly 50 spots ahead of her in a thrilling five game match to secure the tournament championship. Isabel Young took third place.

In BU 13, Ryan Lovallo (in photo) scored another upset, winning the finals in a tough five-game match over a New Jersey boy ranked nearly 100 spots ahead of him. It was Ryan's first tournament win! Playing in his first ever tournament, Alex Snape took third place, an excellent start for a novice tournament player.

In BU 15, Zach Najera took third place in full 16-player draw by winning a tight five-game match. It was Zach's second tournament, an [...Read More...]

Three NCS Junior Women Reach Quarterfinals in JCT!

Three NCS Junior Women Reach Quarterfinals in JCT!



Congratulations to Camille Lanier (GU19), Jacqueline Barnes (GU17) and Kira Keating (GU17), who each reached the quarterfinals of the Junior Championship Tournament (JCT) in New York City last weekend. It's believed to be the first time that three NCS junior women have reached the quarters at a JCT or national selection event.

The JCTs are the highest level of junior tournaments in the US and each of these events is open only to the top-ranked 32 players in the nation who apply to play in them.

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