The 2013 Black Knight U.S. Junior Open presented by Ashaway Racket Strings kicks off this Friday at Yale University’s Brady Squash Center in New Haven, Connecticut with an exhibition match between Egypt’s Hisham Ashour and American Todd Harrity.
Nearly 900 juniors representing twenty-four countries and twenty-one states will compete across all age divisions—U19, U17, U15, U13, and U11—making the 2013 U.S Junior Open the world’s largest individual junior tournament. Almost 2,000 matches will take place from December 14-17 across four venues and fifteen squash courts, using over 450 squash balls.
The U.S. Junior Open—a World Squash Federation Junior Circuit tier two level tournament—has historically featured some of the world’s best junior squash talents, such as current world No. 18 Amanda Sobhy and former world No. 1 Jonathan Power. Last year’s BU17 champion Diego Elias of Peru returns as the BU19 top seed and U.S. national team players, Sabrina Sobhy, Reeham Sedky, Olivia Fiechter, and Kayley Leonard occupy the top four GU19 seeds.
The first matches are scheduled to begin at 8:00 am on Saturday. All draws can be found on ussquash.com/usjro and will be updated regularly throughout the tournament.