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.
Harrity notched another win against second-seeded world No. 89 Zac Alexander in three games 11-6, 11-9, 11-9, adding to his four-game victory against the Australian in February’s Oregon Open. Continuing his outstanding run as a Wild Card, Tandon upset top-seeded world No. 79 Shahier Razik, recovering from a 2-1 deficit to win 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-7.
Harrity and Tandon will now contest their first match since Harrity defeated Tandon in three games during the 2012-2013 College Squash Association regular season. Tandon, however, defeated Harrity in the 2012 Price-Bullington Invitational and CSA Individual championships.
The final takes place at 7:00pm EST at the Princeton Club of New York.
Friday, March 21:
American world No. 113 Todd Harrity and Columbia University’s world No. 195 Ramit Tandon are in search of their first Professional Squash Association final appearances Friday evening in the Squash Revolution New York Pro Open semifinals at the Princeton Club of New York.
Competing in his first PSA tournament since his best-ever, second-place Nationals finish, third-seeded Harrity (pictured) recorded three-game victories against Pakistanis Karamatullah Khan and Aqib Hanif to reach the semifinals. Harrity’s semifinal opponent is Australian world No. 89 Zac Alexander, who Harrity defeated in February’s Oregon Open in their only previous meeting. The twenty-three-year-old from Wayne, Pennsylvania, will be playing with the home comfort of his alma mater at the Princeton Club of New York.
Columbia University No. 1 Ramit Tandon has already made an impressive run in the top half of the draw having entered the tournament with a Wild Card position. The twenty-one-year-old eliminated fourth-seeded world No. 121 Mike McCue in the first round, then defeated Jordanian Ahmad Alzabidi to reach the semis, where the Indian international is up against Canadian top seed Shahier Razik. The thirty-six-year-old veteran, ranked seventy-nine in the world, has the opportunity to reach his thirty-ninth career PSA final.
For more information, visit the Squash Revolution NY Pro Open tournament page.