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Washington, DC Set to Host 108th National Singles

The 108th National Squash Championships head to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1986 at first-time hosts Squash on Fire this week, March 26-31.

The National Singles weekend features the S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, March 26-30, and an additional fifteen national titles on offer across age divisions–men’s 35+ through 80+ and women’s 40+ through 65+–March 29-31.

Follow live streaming from Squash on Fire’s courts 1 and 8 throughout the weekend and live scores for all matches powered by Club Locker on ussquash.com/live. View all draws from Wednesday, March 27, at 5pm EDT here.

After a round of qualifying play on Tuesday, March 26, the S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship field of sixteen is set with the first round taking place from 2pm local time Wednesday.

Two-time defending champion Chris Hanson enters the draw as the two seed, and is predicted to face fellow two-time champion Todd Harrity in the final. Harrity enters the tournament as the highest-ranked U.S. male with a career-high world No. 44 and leads the field as the top seed.

Hanson could face a rematch of the past two S.L. Green finals in the semis against Penn’s Andrew Douglas, who Hanson defeated in both finals. In the top half of the draw, Harrity could face four seed and 2013 champion Chris Gordon. The U.S. veteran would first have to advance past three current or former collegiate players to reach the semis.

The U.S. Women’s Championship draw sees 2017 champion and world No. 19 Olivia Blatchford Clyne lead the draw as the top seed. Blatchford Clyne could face three-time U.S. junior champion Marina Stefanoni in the semifinals, and is seeded to meet Penn senior Reeham Sedky in the final.

Sedky, who defeated Blatchford Clyne in the 2018 semifinals, enters the tournament a week after claiming her largest career PSA title in Canada, where she defeated Sabrina Sobhy in the final. Sobhy, the 2014 champion, is seeded to face Sedky in a rematch of that final in the semis as the four seed.

More than 150 adult competitors will compete across the eighteen age divisions, which includes three B draws outside of the national championship draws.

The S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship finals take place Saturday, March 30, from 5:45pm local time. The National Singles finals will take place throughout Sunday from 8am onward.

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