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Qualifier Albazadi Joins Seeds in Rochester Quarters

Englishman Lewis Waters (left) against Canadian Thomas Brinkman.
Englishman Lewis Walters (left) against Canadian Thomas Brinkman.

Image courtesy of Paul Schwartz. 

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Jordanian qualifier Ahmad Albazadi pulled off the lone upset in the first round of the Hazlow Electronics Rochester Pro Am on the University of Rochester’s Lyman squash courts in upstate New York.  Continue reading

Rochester’s Kobayashi and Yanez Reach PSA Pro Am Main Draw

American world No. 92 Todd Harrity (front) aims for the Rochester quarterfinals Thursday night.
American world No. 92 Todd Harrity (front) aims for the Rochester quarterfinals thursday night. (photo by squashpics.com)

Feature image courtesy of Steve Line/squashpics.com. Rochester image courtesy of Paul Schwartz. 

Nearly a month after the end of the College squash season, the University of Rochester’s Lyman squash courts are still buzzing with Rochester’s Mario Yanez and Ryosei Kobayashi reaching the main draw of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Hazlow Electronics Rochester Pro Am following victories in Wednesday’s qualifying finals.  Continue reading

University of Rochester Trio Advance in PSA Pro Am Qualifying

Chris Hanson (right) playing Rochester six seed, Todd Harrity, at the 2013 U.S. Championships.
Chris Hanson (right) playing Rochester Pro Am six seed, Todd Harrity, at the 2014 U.S. Championships.

Rochester Pro Am images courtesy of Paul Schwartz.

Professional squash returns to Rochester, New York, for the thirteenth staging of the 2014 Hazlow Electronics Rochester Pro Am.

The $7,000 Professional Squash Association Challenger 5+ tournament continues to serve as a developmental platform for both U.S. and international up and coming professionals to increase their world rankings, while also providing the Rochester squash community with an entertaining weekend of professional level squash according to event founder Eric Hernady.  Continue reading

Birthday Boy Hesham Has Lift Off in Houston

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Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Image courtesy of Matthew Pace

Egyptian Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry celebrated his twentieth birthday in the best possible style when he upset an opponent ranked twelve places higher to claim the sixth PSA World Tour title of his career at the Hampco Houston Open in Texas.

The No. 2 seed from Cairo reached the final of the PSA Challenger 15 event at the Life Time Athletic City Center in Houston without dropping a game.  Continue reading

Houston Open Seeds Through to Semis

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Friday evening’s Hampco Houston Open quarterfinals saw the top four seeds victorious at Life Time Athletic CityCentre.

Top-seeded world No. 23 Stephen Coppinger ended home hopes as the South African defeated American world No. 49 Chris Gordon 11-3, 11-7, 11-9. Coppinger will face defending Houston Open champion Campbell Grayson in the semifinals, after the New Zealander dispatched fifth-seeded Mexican Cesar Salazar 11-4, 12-10, 11-2.  Continue reading

Elias Stuns Illingworth; Gordon Advances in Houston

Elias and Khan fullImage courtesy of Matthew Pace

Peruvian seventeen-year-old Diego Elias pulled off the shock of the Hampco Houston Open Thursday evening when he defeated nine-time U.S. Champion and world No. 49 Julian Illingworth. Playing in his largest prize money tournament to date, the U.S. Junior Open champion (pictured, right, with Life Time Athletic CityCentre’s Jahanzeb Khan) had made waves already in the qualifying rounds with his first top-100 upset, Continue reading

Harrity Confidently Advances; Teenagers Upset in Houston Qualifying

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The first round of qualifying for the 2014 Houston Open–the eighth U.S. Pro Series event of 2014 and second Life Time Squash Series event–at Life Time Athletic CityCentre is complete.

The Professional Squash Association event marks its second year at the Life Time Athletic CityCentre in downtown Houston and includes an increased prize money purse of $15,000 from $10,000 in 2013.  Continue reading

Harrity Claims First Professional Title

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Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association.

Todd Harrity made an impressive international squash breakthrough on home soil when he won his first PSA World Tour title at the Squash Revolution NY Pro Open in New York City.

Seeded three, the twenty-three-year-old Princeton graduate from Pennsylvania upset the seedings in the semi-finals of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event when he dispatched Australia’s No. 2 seed Zac Alexander in straight games.  Continue reading

Harrity and Tandon to Contest First Professional Final

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An old collegiate rivalry between twenty-three-year-old Princeton Graduate, Todd Harrity, and current Columbia University junior and No. 1, Ramit Tandon, will be renewed on the professional stage in the final of the Squash Revolution NY Pro Open Saturday evening at the Princeton Club of New York.

Both Harrity, American world No. 113, and Tandon, Indian world No. 195, are making their inaugural professional final appearances after knocking out the top two seeds in Friday’s semifinals of the $5,000 Professional Squash Association (PSA) event.  Continue reading