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U.S. Junior Open Draws More Than 900 Players to Connecticut

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Team USA’s Reeham Sedky aims to defend her Gu19 title.

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The largest individual junior squash tournament in the world, the U.S. Junior Open, descends upon central Connecticut this weekend at Yale University, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Choate Rosemary Hall.

Over the course of four days, December 19-22, 905 players from thirty-seven countries—the highest number of participating countries ever—will contest 2, 094 matches to determine ten boys’ and girls’ champions across five age groups—U19, U17, U15, U13 and U11.

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U.S. junior champion Sean Hughes (R) is the BU19 three seed.

U.S. junior champion Sean Hughes (R) is the BU19 three seed.

Team USA’s Reeham Sedky returns to defend her GU19 title as the top seed. The University of Pennsylvania freshman is seeded to meet English two seed Amelia Henley. Canada’s Chloe Chemtob is seeded third, and Mexico’s Diana Gasca is seeded fourth.

2014 BU19 champion Timmy Brownell is unable to defend his title due to injury, opening up the draw for a first-time champion, including top seed Israr Ahmed of Pakistan and two seed Ryunosuke Tsukue of Japan. Team USA’s Sean Hughes and Spencer Lovejoy are seeded third and fourth respectively.

Seattle’s Elena Wagenmans—2014 GU15 finalist—is seeded to reach the GU17 final where she is predicted to meet Egyptian top seed Raneem El Torky. Egypt’s Nour Elhendawi is seeded third, and Team USA’s Madeleine Chai is seeded fourth.

Team USA’s Samuel Scherl leads the BU17 draw as the top seed, and is predicted to take on Canadian two seed Michael Mehl. Egypt’s Ahmed Elmashad—2014 BU15 champion—is seeded third, and Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas is seeded fourth.

Marina Stefanoni is seeded to win two U.S. Junior Open titles in just as many years.

Marina Stefanoni is seeded to win two U.S. Junior Open titles in just as many years.

In the GU15 draw, Team USA’s Marina Stefanoni—2014 GU13 champion—is seeded for a rematch of the 2014 GU13 final against Egyptian two seed Nouran Youssef. New Zealand’s Kaitlyn Watts is seeded third, and India’s Amita Gondi is seeded fourth.

The BU15 division is seeded for an all-Egyptian final between top seed Aly Tolba and two seed Karim Thabet. Pakistan’s Haris Qasim is seeded third, and Egypt’s Asser Ibrahim is seeded fourth.

Team USA occupies three of the four top seeds in the GU13 division. Nina Mital is the top seed and expected to meet Egyptian two seed Jana Safy in the final. Americans Molly Stoltz and and Lucie Stefanoni are seeded third and fourth respectively.

England’s Sam Todd leads the BU13 draw as the top seed, and is predicted to meet American two seed Shaam Gambhir in the final. Egypt’s Ahmed Marzouk and Youssef Asser Ezzo are seeded third and fourth respectively.

An all-American GU11 final is predicted between top seed Madison Ho and Erica Maebius. Egypt’s Lojayn Gohary Lojayn is seeded third, and Team USA’s Mary Kacergis is seeded fourth.

Egyptian Islam Kouratam is the BU11 top seed, and predicted to meet American two seed Hollis Robertson. Egypt’s Omar Ali Azzam is seeded third, and Team USA’s Andrew Glaser is seeded fourth.

Draws are available the U.S. Junior Open tournament page.

 

 

 

 

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