Competing in this event is a major honor for any junior squash player -- it shows the player has reached the top 32 in his age group in the USA. Congratulations to Cameron Bahadori and Kira Keating, who qualified in the BU19 and GU19 divisions.
Kira Keating, who recently aged up into the GU19, finished 13-16th and is currently ranked #12 in the US. Cameron is the #1 ranked NCS junior boy and #40 in the US.
NCS juniors played well the first weekend this month, taking tournament victories in three out of four divisions, by beating back players from Baltimore, Richmond and Charlottesville.
In BU19, Caden Petersmeyer
cruised to victory, dropping just one game, in the final, to record his first tournament win. Ian Brown played up an age division and took third place.
played up an age division into BU15, and battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the semifinal to win in five, before falling in the final in a match that included two tiebreaker games. Michael Lovegrove
won all three of his matches without dropping a game to clinch his second impressive tournament win this season in BU11.
Shalika Neelaveni played up an age division and won all her matches by 3-0 scores to clinch the title in GU15, … Continue Reading ››
NCS players won a number of great victories at this tournament, played in February at the Sports Club/LA in Washington DC. Unseeded Ryan Lovallo won in BU15 in a deep 12-player field with competitors from five states and DC. Michael Lovegrove, also unseeded, came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat the #1 seed 13-11 in the fifth. He then took third place. Jeremy Barnes played up a division and won BU19 without dropping a game.
Sophia Yazigi win GU15, winning all her matches 3-0 on the way to her first tournament victory. Anna Wasserman played in her first ever tournament in GU19, and clinched the deciding match in five games to secure the win.
Bryan Keating, a 2010 graduate of The Potomac School from Chevy Chase, MD, was named the men's College Squash Player of the Week in February. Now a junior at Cornell University, Keating won the honor for delivering the deciding fifth team match win for Cornell over previously undefeated and #1 ranked Princeton. It was just the second time Cornell had ever defeated Princeton and it was the first home victory for the Big Red.
At the team national championships two weeks later, Bryan was one of just three players in the top division to win all his matches by 3-0 scores. At the championship Bryan also received one of the College Squash Association's Scholar Athlete Awards. In April, he was named co-captain of the team for the coming season and received the men's team … Continue Reading ››
You can view the current junior tournament page here
You can see the results of tournaments on this page by clicking on the tournament links.
Meadow Mill Silver,
Baltimore, June 2-3.
Chevy Chase Silver Trifecta 4,
Washington Area, June 29-July 1
Bare Hills Bronze
, Baltimore, July 13-15
Chevy Chase Silver Trifecta 5,
Washington Area, August 10-12.
Washington DC Gold
, September 7-9, 2012.
Potomac Squash Club Junior Silver
, September 21-23, 2012
October 27-28, 2012: Bare Hills Silver
, Baltimore, MD.
November 3-4, 2012: SCLA Bronze
, The SportsClub/LA, Washington DC.
November 17-18, 2012: Baltimore Junior Open Silver
, Meadow Mill Athletic Club, Baltimore, MD.
November 30 – December 2, 2012: Trifecta 1 Silver
, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
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Jacqueline Barnes pushed one of the world's top junior women -- Aparajitha Balamurukan -- to four games at the Queensland (Australia) Open Women's Pro-Squash Tournament. Her Indian opponent reached the 3rd round at the Junior Worlds last summer. To put that in perspective, no US woman got past the third round. Balamurukan then knocked out the #2 seed (World #50) in three games. The November Women's Squash Association rankings are out and the 18 year-old Barnes is now ranked as World #136.
is now ranked #2 in GU17 in the USA thanks to reaching the finals of the Junior Championship Tournament (JCT) - Connecticut. This is one of the highest rankings ever achieved by an NCS junior. Kira also made the finals of the Philadelphia Squash Club Gold, playing up an age division in GU19, where she beat the US #24 in three games.
reached the … Continue Reading ››
Setting a new record for playing far from our area, Jacqueline Barnes
recently won the consolation final at the Australian Junior National Championships, beating the nation's #7 and #8 ranked players in three games in each match. In the first round, she lost a tight four-game match to the player who took 3rd place. At the Women's Squash Association Ipswich Open last week, Barnes took former Women's World #60 Zoe Petrovansky to four games.
Over 200 players from 15 states plus Canada competed last month in the largest and strongest junior field ever to play in our area. Twenty three NCS juniors competed and proved our region is now home to some of the nation's top players. NCS thanks George Washington University, Sports Club/LA, Bethesda Sport & Health, Results, The Gym and University Club for hosting the matches.
Congratulations to Kira Keating
, who won GU17; Shalika Neelaveni
, who took … Continue Reading ››
Jacqueline Barnes won the consolation final at the Australian Junior Championships, beating the #7 and #8 seeds in three games. In the first round, she lost a tight four-game match to the player who eventually won 3rd place.
See complete results here
Zach Najera traveled up to Pittsburgh last weekend and won the BU15 Draw at the Three Rivers Open Silver, crushing the competition from Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania by 3-0 match scores. Congratulations!