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Bronze Nationals, Day 1

Congratulations to the 15 National Capital Squash area juniors who were accepted into the US SQUASH Bronze National Championships at Yale University April 23-25. This is a record number of NCS juniors who qualified for the tournament. We will be reporting each day on the highlights.

There is a record turnout here in BU15, with 60 juniors nationwide competing. Theo Mendez and Zach Ho cruised, winning both their first two matches comfortably, and both have advanced to the round of 16. Cameron Bahadori won his round of 64 match, then fell to the #1 seed in a competitive match. Cameron won his first round consolation match. Caden Petersmeyer lost his first round consolation match, playing very well and taking a game off a highly rated opponent. He moves to the plate division.

In BU17, Alex Alvarez overwhelmed his first two opponents, and has reached the quarterfinals, where he faces the #4 seed Saturday. Cyrus Nassikas, Greg Berson and Sam Patterson [...Read More...]

Round up of SIVL Sport & Health Interclub Varsity League – by Connie Barnes

After a grueling winter of 36 matches at four Sport & Health Clubs, the SIVL Divisional Finals were held on February 26th.  The Finals were one week after the SIVL tournament which attracted more than 100 juniors. 

Here are the Winners and Finalists of Division 1:

BU20:  Winner - Peter Fredman (Whitman).  Finalist - Clive Chang (Landon)

BU17 (to be played):  Sam Patterson (BCC) vs. Jacq Barnes (Whitman) 

BU15:  Winner - Theo Mendez (Sidwell).  Finalist - Jeremy Barnes (Whitman)

GU20:  Winner - Viveka Mishra (Sidwell).  Finalist - Meg Armstrong (Madeira)

GU17:  Winner - Jacq Barnes (Whitman).  Finalist - Rachel Brown (Sidwell)

 GU15:  Winner  - Anna Armstrong (Madeira).  Finalist - Maddie Klaff (Madeira) 

It was an outstanding finish to a great season! 

The Division 2 SIVL Championship Team was decided by the seventh and [...Read More...]

The FitzGerald Cup stays in Washington

Report on the Annual FitzGerald Cup Competition

Prepared by Glenn Canner

The FitzGerald Cup stays in Washington!

The 62nd annual FitzGerald Cup competition between Washington and Baltimore was played on January 9th at the University Club in Washington with the Washington team extending its winning streak to 9 years and its overall historic dominance to 44 wins against only 18 losses.

The Washington team won the competition 10 matches to 3, but the outcome was more in doubt than the score might suggest as several of the matches were highly competitive and could have broken the other way. Once again, led by youth, and their recent college squash experience, the Washington team was extremely strong at the top of the lineup.

Led by Dan Petrie (all American at Brown), Hesham El Halaby (all American at Princeton) and Patrick Harris (star at Rochester) the Washington team was a force to be reckoned with.  Overall, [...Read More...]

Trinity Dynasty Beats Washington All-Stars in Largest Squash Match in DC History

By James Zug

Trinity College’s eleven-time national championship men’s squash team took on an all-star “Best of DC” squad on Monday 4 January 2010 at Bethesda Sport & Health.  Trinity won 11-2 in three hours of outstanding squash in front of nearly three hundred spectators. A superlative evening hosted by Brad Scott, the general manager of Bethesda Sport & Health and Jonathan Adler, S&H’s chief executive officer, the event had many organizers: Page Lansdale, a Bantam squash alum, was the point person, helped greatly by Jim Martin, Connie Barnes, Rod Barnes and the Trinity Club of Washington. The refereeing for the top three matches was performed by the Tommy Bahama-shirt team of Hunt Richardson, Malcolm Jensen and Meherji Madan. There were tables groaning from the platefuls of shrimp and sandwiches and much kibitzing amongst the many friends, players, supporters and board members in the National Capital Squash community.

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