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HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships Descend on Connecticut

The world’s largest squash tournament with more than 1,400 players—the 2019 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships—descends on Central Connecticut this weekend, February 1-3.

Six venues in the greater Hartford area—Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Avon Old Farms, Loomis Chaffee School, Suffield Academy and Westminster School—will play host to the 207 teams from around the nation.

The seven-player teams are competing across fourteen draws—Boys’ Divisions 1-8 and Girls’ Divisions 1-6. Follow live streaming on two courts and live scores for all matches on ussquash.com/live.

Connecticut brother and sister schools—Brunswick and Greenwich Academy—enter the tournament as defending champions and title favorites for the Justi (Boys’ Division 1) and Patterson (Girls’ Division 1) Cups. In both 2018 and 2016, Brunswick and Greenwich Academy brought both titles back to Greenwich.

The Justi Cup final is seeded for a rematch of the past three finals between top-seeded Brunswick and second-seeded Haverford. The last time the tournament was held in Connecticut, Haverford claimed the Justi Cup against Brunswick. Brunswick are seeded to face four seeds Deerfield in the semifinals, while Haverford could face three seeds and four-time champions Episcopal Academy.

Greenwich Academy are seeded to augment their incredible Patterson Cup winning record with an twelfth title since the program’s first in 2005. Only two other programs have ever won the Patterson Cup—the Baldwin School in 2015 and Episcopal Academy in 2007. Last year, GA faced Philadelphia’s Agnes Irwin in the Patterson Cup final for the first time, and are seeded to meet the Owls again in Sunday’s final. GA are seeded to face four seeds Choate Rosemary Hall in the semifinals, and Agnes Irwin are seeded to face off with Philadelphian rivals Baldwin.

The Justi Cup was founded and first held in 2004 with the Patterson Cup joining the fold in 2005.

The U.S. High School Team Squash Championships enjoys its third year of title sponsor support from HEAD.

For more information visit the HEAD U.S. High School Squash Team Championships tournament page.

 

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