The U.S. Mixed Squash Doubles Championships makes its fall debut this weekend hosted at the Round Hill Club in Greenwich, CT, with matches also played at Greenwich Country Club and Field Club of Greenwich.
Scores can be tracked on the live scoreboard throughout the weekend as nearly thirty teams contest the Open, B, and 50+ divisions.
Last year’s Open champions, Natalie Grainger & Steve Scharff, are once again seeded to reach the finals, but this year, on separate teams and as the top two seeds. Grainger, former singles world No. 1 and 2013 U.S. Champion, partners with Trinity College alum Randy Lim as the top seeds, while Scharff, Squash Doubles Association (SDA) world No. 35, is joined by Women’s Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) world No. 4, Meredeth Quick, as the second seeds.
Two pairs of WDSA and SDA teams join the top seeds. Graham Bassett, SDA world No. 23, and Emily Lungstrum, WDSA world No. 27, will face four seeds David Rosen & Stephanie Hewitt, WDSA world No. 3. Trinity alums Johan Detter, SDA world No. 44, and Tehani Guruge, WDSA world No. 22, also represent the professional tours.
Professional singles are also represented throughout the Open draw including a Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women’s Squash Association (WSA) pairing as three seeds: Australian Zac Alexander, PSA world No. 105, and Canadian Nikki Todd, world No. 75.
After winning a Mixed Doubles silver medal for the United States during this summer’s Pan American Olympic Festival, Chris Hanson, PSA world No. 184, enters the Open draw with fellow Dartmouth graduate Melina Turk.
The six-team B division is a familial affair with four married couples: David and Nina King, John and Jackie Keeshan, Chris and Sarah Fey, and Steve Monroe and Eleanor Meredith-Monroe. Joining them are father and daughter Herbert and Annick Winokur.
In the 50+, U.S. Squash Hall of Famer Joyce Davenport is seeded to win her third straight Mixed 50+ title with partner Charles Parkhurst.