The St. James Women’s 20K Classic presented by Expression Networks 2023 March 14-18

Some of the best women's squash players in the world and future stars will compete from March 14-18th, 2023 at the St. James sports complex. Six of the world's top 50 players are in the draw, which also features Team USA's Marina Stefanoni, who plays #1 for Harvard and is one of our nation's rising stars. Tickets for all rounds start at just $10 and can be purchased here

NCS Juniors Score Three Top 10 Finishes at British Junior Open

Three NCS juniors, GU13s Isabella Tang and Trinity Moshi and BU11 Eric Tang, were selected to represent Team USA in the British Junior Open, considered the top annual junior tournament in the world. Isabella and Trinity took 7th and 9th place in a draw of 48 of the world's top girls, an incredible finish. Eric took 6th place in a draw with over 40 of the top boy's players. Congratulations to all three of them for their selection to Team USA and their top 10 finishes! Congratulations also to Ronny Vlassaks, the Squash On Fire Director of Squash, for his selection as a Team USA coach for the BU15s competing in this tournament.

NCS Wins Women’s National Team Championship’s Howe Cup in Stunning Upset

              National Capital Squash’s “DC Aces” won the Howe Cup in November after a dramatic final win over defending champions Philadelphia “International Love” at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. 250 women competed across four divisions in the eighty-eighth edition of the Howe Cup Women’s Team Championship, the largest annual women’s squash tournament in the United States. The “A” division with the top teams culminated in a dramatic final between the top two seeds, with the Philadelphia team considered a strong favorite. The match began with a win for Philadelphia, but DC’s Ineta Mackevica leveled the score with a win at the No. 1 position. Isabel Young put DC ahead with a incredible five-game comeback win after being 2-1 down against Anne Madeira in the No. 5 position. Captain Margaret Gerety followed Young and clinched the title 11-9 in the fifth against … Continue Reading ››

NCS v Virginia Squash Inaugural Team Event: NCS Wins 3 to 1

The inaugural National Capital Squash vs Virginia Squash team competition was held in November in Richmond, Virginia. Team NCS won 3 matches while Virginia Squash won 1. One match was abandoned due to injury. Robert Gyenes accepted the plaque on behalf of the National Capital Squash team. Many thanks to NCS member Ahmar Abbas and John Patton of Virginia Squash for organizing the teams and event.

High School Champs Scholarship

National Capital Squash (NCS) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to encourage high school varsity or club teams to participate in the US SQUASH 2023 National High School Championships. The High School Championships offers divisions for teams at all skill levels.  Even if your team has never played in a team tournament, you will be placed in a division that should provide good competition. There are up to two scholarships for up to two teams.  Each scholarship would be for up to $1500 to pay for entry fees and a portion of other expenses. Here are the eligibility requirements:
  • The school has not sent any team to any prior US SQUASH High School Championship.
  • The team must have played team matches recorded in the US SQUASH database against other teams (ideally, at least four such matches prior to the seeding of the High School Championship).
  • A team must have at least … Continue Reading ››

Three NCS GU13s Finish in Top Ten at US Junior Open

Isabella Tang, Akaisha Bhatia and Trinity Moshi combined to take an incredible three of the top ten places at the US Junior Open, the toughest junior tournament in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most difficult in the world. Isabella took 6th, with Akaisha right behind at 7-8 and Trinity at 10th. Congratulations to each of them on their incredible accomplishment! Congratulations also to the following National Capital Squash (NCS) juniors who earned notable finishes at the same tournament: BU11 Eric Tang, 11-12th place; BU13 Zachary Ingber, 21-24th place in a draw of 72; BU15 Arjith Mathew, 33rd place in a draw of 128; GU15 Calla Yim, 18th place in a draw of 88; GU15 Makeda Moshi, 25-32; GU15 Elise Kang, 25-32    

18 NCS Juniors Qualify for US Junior Squash National Championships

In what is believed to be an NCS record, 18 local juniors qualified for the US Junior championships held at the Specter Center In Philadelphia in November. Simply qualifying for this tournament is an enormous honor. Draws are composed of the top 32 players in the USA in each age division, except for the under 11s, where draws are capped at 16. GU13s Akaisha Bhatia and Isabella Tang each reached the quarterfinals, with Akaisha taking third overall. NCS juniors who also finished in the top half of their draws: BU15 Arjith Mathew, 13-16 GU15 Elise Kang, 11-12 GU15 Khadija Elhaddad, 13-16 GU15 Calla Yim, 13-16 GU13 Trinity Moshi, 11-12 Congratulations also to the following NCS juniors who qualified for this tournament: BU11 Eric Tang GU13 Shreya Vadlamani BU13 Kian Patnaik BU13 Zachary Ingber GU15 Makeda Moshi BU15 Sami Garside BU15 Christian Keng BU17 Daniel King BU17 Rohan Bhatia GU19 Maya Reedich BU19 Alex Akbari

Eight NCS juniors medal at Squash on Fire Gold

US Squash Junior Gold tournaments attract some of the strongest players from around the country. Nine local juniors reached the semifinals in their age divisions, with five reaching the finals. Congratulations to the following juniors: BU11 Eric Tang, Winner; BU13 Zachary Ingber, Finalist; GU15 Makeda Moshi, Finalist; BU17 Daniel King, Finalist; GU19 Maya Reedich, Finalist; GU13 Shreya Vadlamani, Third; GU15 Akaisha Bhatia, Third; BU19 Alex Akbari, Third; GU13 Radha Vadlamani, Semifinalist. Congratulations also to Calla Yim, who won the GU15 division at the Thanksgiving Junior Gold in Rhode Island.

Play Squash Junior Silver Results

Navid Modanlou won the BU13 draw at the tournament, which was played at the McLean Racket and Health Club and Squash at Tysons. Navid was never seriously challenged, sweeping all nine games on the way to the title. Charlotte Vengrin took the GU17 title and dropped just one game, in the final to Amelia Keng, out of four matches in her draw. Congratulations to Amelia for making her first Silver tournament final. Even though she lost in four games, in two of them she pushed Charlotte to 12-10. Nathan Reiser knocked out the second seed in the quarterfinals, then dispatched the number three seed in the semis before falling in the final in the BU17 draw.