National Urban Individual Championships attract 300 players from across the country

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 9.15.11 AMThe 2013 National Urban Individual Championships played out from June 14-16 at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, attracting over 300 of the best urban squash players from 14 different programs across the country.

The Urban Individual Championships have been held since 2006, and are one of two annual national events held by the National Urban Squash and Education Association, the other being the National Urban Team Championships held at the beginning of each year.

Tim Wyant, Executive Director of NUSEA, says he has enjoyed watching the rise in the level of competition and number of programs that participate in the event over the years.

“The tournament is unique because it provides a sense of community not only for each Urban Squash program, but for all of Urban Squash, ” he said.

“It is one of two events that all the programs can gather together and represent Urban Squash as a whole.”

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 9.14.23 AM“NUSEA looks forward to the increase of programs that participate in the tournament in the upcoming years.”

Two CitySquashers brought home the U19 divisions – with Adriana Benedith winning the girls’ U19 and Andew Cadienhead taking out the boys’ U19.

Santa Barbara School of Squash earned its first two titles as Sebastian Paredes won the boys’ U13 and Miguel Nava won the boys’ U17 divisions. For more results, see below.

The programs involved included Access Youth Academy (San Diego, CA), Beyond Walls (Minneapolis, MN), CitySquash (Bronx, NY), METROsquash (Chicago, IL), Mile High Squash (Denver, CO), Racquet Up (Detroit, MI), Santa Barbara School of Squash (Santa Barbara, CA), SquashBusters (Boston, Lawrence, MA), Squash Haven (New Haven, CT), SquashSmarts (Philadelphia, PA), SquashWise (Baltimore, MD), and Streetsquash (Harlem, NY, Newark, NJ).



GU13: Bethany Turnage (Squash Haven) def Xitlali Zunniga (CitySquash) 3-0

GU15: Tyla Mckenzie (CitySquash) def Johanile Hurtado (Squash Haven) 3-0

GU17: Aaliyah Davidson (Squash Haven) def Ashley Sanchez (Squash Haven) 3-0

GU19: Andreina Benedith (CitySquash) def Tosin Elegba (StreetSquash) 3-1


BU13: Sebastian Paredes (Santa Barbara School of Squash) def Axel Michaca (CitySquash) 3-0

BU15: Osuman Imoro (Squash Haven) def Billy Fleurima (CitySquash) 3-0

BU17: Miguel Nava (Santa Barbara school of Squash) def William Pantle (CitySquash) 3-1

BU19: Andrew Cadienhead (CitySquash) def Darrius Campbell (CitySquash) 3-2

You can see all the results from the 2013 National Urban Individual Championships by clicking here.



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  1. Peter Karlen June 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Correction: I believe the first national urban individuals was actually held in 2003 in Groton, MA at the Groton School. The first national urban teams was in 2004 in Boston at the Squashbusters facility. I have the t-shirts to prove it! So amazing to see the growth! Keep it up!

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