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Mashek, Walsh and Orr Repeat Junior Doubles Titles

The thirty-second U.S. Junior Doubles Championships produced three repeat champions in the form of Rachel Mashek, Olivia Walsh and Maxwell Orr at the tournament’s perennial home at the Wilmington Country Club and Vicmead Hunt Club in Delaware.

Mashek & Walsh pulled off a perfect run in the GU17/U19 division, recording three 3-0 victories to top the round robin and claim their second straight title. Elizabeth Lentz & Elizabeth Ross placed second with two wins and one loss.

Orr, the 2017 BU17 champion, entered the BU17/19 draw with new partner Thomas Fournaris as the top seed. After reaching the final courtesy of 3-0 victories, Fournaris & Orr endured a five-game final against two-seeds Jack Winston & Joey Raskin Lantos, claiming the title 15-4, 15-2, 11-15, 12-15, 15-8.

Orr went one better than 2017 with a second title in the mixed U17/U19 title with first-time partner and first-time champion, Katherine Glaser. The final came down to the wire, with Orr & Glaser clinching the title on simultaneous championship ball at 14-all in the fifth, 15-9, 14-15, 14-15, 15-9, 15-14.

In the GU15 division, Mary Kacergis & Nathalie Taylor won their maiden junior doubles title by upsetting the top two seeds on their way through the draw. Will Lichstein won his second junior doubles title in the BU15 division with first-time champion Christopher Kenny, defeating Benet Polikoff & Tad Carney in a five-game final. The mixed U15 division yielded first-time champions in the form of Linsey Burnham & Zachary Idinopulos, who made it through five-games in both the semifinals and final.

Twin sisters Alexander & Samantha Jaffe pulled off a perfect run in the GU13 division, upsetting the top two seeds without dropping a game to win their first title. Ethan Benstock & Graeme Herbert ran away with their first BU13 title without dropping a game in the five-team round robin. Mixed U13 top seeds Nick Agger & Quincy Cline defeated two seeds Sabine Ball & Andrew Glaser to earn Agger’s first title and Cline’s second in addition to the 2017 GU13.

In total, eighty-four different players competed on sixty-one teams across nine divisions.

View all results on the 2018 U.S. Junior Squash Doubles Championships tournament page. View images on the US Squash Smugmug page.

 

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