The second annual $10,000 women’s U.S. Pro Series event at the MacArthur Squash Center will benefit free breast cancer screenings for title sponsors Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in addition to the fourth annual Squash Cancer Tournament held concurrently at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.
The Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Open is streaming and scoring live all weekend from the University of Virginia’s blue and orange glass court on U.S. Pro Series Live with the first round commencing Thursday afternoon.
“Holding our men’s PSA event alongside two amateur tournaments has proved to be a winning plan, so we have decided to emulate this formula with women’s squash,” said Mark Allen, McArthur Squash Center Director of Squash. “Our $10,000 PSA event will bring several of tomorrow’s stars—young women who are likely to rise to the very top of the world rankings over the next 3 to 5 years—to Boar’s Head Sports Club.”
After qualifying for the main draw of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open last week, Egyptian world No. 37 Kanzy El Defrawy leads the draw as the top seed. The Trinity senior will face the University of Pennsylvania’s Marie Stephan in the first round. Another Bantam in the form of Colombian Catalina Pelaez enters the draw seeded fourth.
Welsh world No. 49 Deon Saffery is seeded second, and faces Access Youth Academy and Columbia graduate Reyna Pacheco in the first round.
Follow live streaming and scoring throughout the weekend on U.S. Pro Series Live.