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. 

But his final opponent Ramit Tandon was also enjoying one of his best runs ever. The wild card from India, a student at Columbia University, battled to a five-game win over top-seeded Canadian Shahier Razik in the other semi – thereby also celebrating the first Tour final appearance of his career.

But the title was to be Todd’s. Ranked 113 in the world, Harrity defeated twenty-one-year-old Tandon – ranked eighty-two places lower – 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 to claim his maiden Tour trophy.

“Feels awesome to win a PSA!!” Harrity shared with his Twitter followers (@toddharrity) after the final. “Wanna thank Scott Devoy for coaching me and Fabio Cechin, my friends that came to watch, the Down the Line and Beyond Foundation, and to my sports psychologist, Mitch Greene, for keeping me relaxed!”

[3] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [WC] Ramit Tandon (IND) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)

[WC] Ramit Tandon (IND) bt [1] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-7
[3] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [2] Zac Alexander (AUS) 11-6, 11-9, 11-9