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U.S. Champions Aim for Home Court Success in Portland

Todd Harrity

Present and past U.S. champions Todd Harrity, Chris Hanson and Chris Gordon–and four other Americans–are aiming for success on U.S. soil at the $20,000 Oregon Open, February 11-15, at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon.

The Oregon Open returns to the PSA World Tour calendar for the first time since 2017 and with an elevated prize purse of $20,000–the tournament’s highest prize money since 2008. Watch live streaming here and view the draw and results here.

Harrity, world No. 59 and the 2017 finalist, enters the draw as the two seed, opposing Trinity graduate and top seed Vikram Malhotra. Hanson, world No. 66, joins Harrity in the bottom half of the draw as the tournament’s five seed and with a potential quarterfinal match up against Mexico’s three seed Leonel Cardenas. Gordon and Yale senior Spencer Lovejoy both enter first round play and could meet Harrity and Hanson in the second round with wins on Tuesday against New Zealand’s Lwamba Chileshe and Mexico’s Mauricio Sanchez de la Paz, respectively.

Local eighteen-year-old Gordon Lam will make his PSA debut against Wales’ Emyr Evans, the winner of which advances to face Cardenas. In the top half of the draw Pan Am Games medalist and Penn junior Andrew Douglas will be the first American in action at 2pm local time, 5pm ET, when he plays Welshman Elliott Morris Devred in hopes of facing top seed Malhotra in the second round. Williams graduate Jamie Ruggiero awaits Trinity graduate Chris Binnie in the first round, just days after the Jamaican won the $12,000 Atlanta Open.

The Oregon Open has been held seven times since the inaugural event in 2007.

 

 

 

 

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