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18/12/2018
US Junior Open 2018

US Junior U19 Open 2018

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US Junior U19 Open 2018
Men's Draw
15 - 18 DEC
Mass, USA

ROUND FOUR
15 DEC
QUARTERS
16 DEC
SEMIS
17 DEC
FINAL
18 DEC
[1] Marwan Tarek (EGY)
11-5, 11-7, 11-3
Spencer Yager (USA)
Marwan Tarek
11-5, 12-10, 11-2
William Ezratty
Marwan Tarek
11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 13-11
Aly Abou Eleinen
 

Aly Abou Eleinen
11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 5-11, 11-7
Aly Hussein

[9/12] William Ezratty (USA)
11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 7-11, 12-10
[8] Yehia Elnawasany (EGY)
[9/12] Abdelrahman Lasheen (EGY)
8-11, 11-2, 11-5, 5-11, 11-7
[5] James Flynn (CAN)
Abdelrahman Lasheen
5-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-2
Aly Abou Eleinen
[4] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)
13-11, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-2
[13/16] Leonardo Vargas (MEX)
[13/16] Ismael A Atef (EGY)
10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5
[3] Abbas Zeb (PAK)
Ismael A Atef
11-8, 11-3, 11-9
 Ayush Menon
 Ayush Menon
11-8, 11-5, 11-4
Aly Hussein
[6] Ayush Menon (USA)
11-4, 11-5, 11-8
[9/12] Dillon Huang (USA)
[7] George Crowne (CAN)
10-12, 11-2, 12-10, 11-6
[9/12] Mohamed Sharaf (EGY)
 George Crowne
11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9
Aly Hussein
Gabe Yam (NZL)
11-4, 11-0, 11-4
[2] Aly Hussein (EGY)
ROUND THREE
[1] Marwan Tarek (EGY) bt Ned Gildea (USA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
Spencer Yager (USA) bt [13/16] Matthew Lucente (NZL) 11-3, 11-8, 4-6 ret.
[9/12] William Ezratty (USA) bt Luis Enrique Moncada (MEX) 14-12, 12-10, 11-9
[8] Yehia Elnawasany (EGY) bt Aron Astray Gomez (ESP) 11-4, 11-6, 11-2
[5] James Flynn (CAN) bt Brian Leonard (USA) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9
[9/12] Abdelrahman Lasheen (EGY) bt Rafael Gálvez (PER) 11-4, 11-9, 11-5
[13/16] Leonardo Vargas (MEX) bt Liam Rotzoll (USA) 12-10, 11-7, 11-6
[4] Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bt David Rubin (USA) 11-9, 11-1, 11-8
[3] Abbas Zeb (PAK) bt Luis Mancilla (COL) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6
[13/16] Ismael A Atef (EGY) bt Maxwell Velazquez (USA) 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-6
[9/12] Dillon Huang (USA) bt Juan Carlos Vargas (MEX) 11-2, 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5
[6] Ayush Menon (USA) bt Maxwell Orr (USA) 11-8, 11-1, 4-11, 3-11, 11-5
[7] George Crowne (CAN) bt Jose Tomas Gallegos (CHI) 13-11, 11-7, 11-8
[9/12] Mohamed Sharaf (EGY) bt Jed Burde (USA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
Gabe Yam (NZL) bt [13/16] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Aly Hussein (EGY) bt Neel Ismail (CAN) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3

US Junior U19 Open 2018
Women's Draw
15 - 18 DEC
Mass, USA

ROUND FOUR
15 DEC
QUARTERS
16 DEC
SEMIS
17 DEC
FINAL
18 DEC
[1] Marina Stefanoni (USA)
11-9, 11-8, 13-11
[13/16] Maria Paula Moya Lopez (ECU)
Marina Stefanoni
11-9, 11-7, 11-4
Olivia Robinson
Marina Stefanoni
11-4, 11-7, 11-6
Elisabeth Ross
 

 

 


 

Marina Stefanoni
9-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-1
Laila Sedky





Third place play-off:
Meghna Sreedhar
11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-4
Elisabeth Ross

[9/12] Olivia Robinson (USA)
11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3
Sydney Maxwell (CAN)
[5] Alina Bushma (UKR)
11-2, 11-5, 13-11
Brooke Herring (CAN)
Alina Bushma
5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 13-11
Elisabeth Ross
[4] Elisabeth Ross (USA)
14-12, 11-13, 11-5, 11-5
[13/16] Charlotte Orcutt (CAN)
[3] Laila Sedky (USA)
7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
Evie Coxon (ENG)
Laila Sedky
11-9, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8
Caroline Spahr
Laila Sedky
11-6, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8
Meghna Sreedha
[6] Caroline Spahr (USA)
4-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-6
[13/16] Elizabeth Lentz (USA)
[7] Meghna Sreedhar (USA)
11-8, 12-10, 11-4
Rafaela Albuja (ECU)
Meghna Sreedha
11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 11-2
Amita Gondi
Bunny K Fox (USA)
8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9
[2] Amita Gondi (USA)
ROUND THREE
[1] Marina Stefanoni (USA) bt Renee C Chan (USA) 11-8, 11-6, 11-3
[13/16] Maria Paula Moya Lopez (ECU) bt Haley Jefferson (CAN) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3
[9/12] Olivia Robinson (USA) bt Julia A Curran (USA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Sydney Maxwell (CAN) bt [8] Haley Aube (USA) 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10
[5] Alina Bushma (UKR) bt Lily Taylor-French (ITA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-6
Brooke Herring (CAN) bt Andrea Martagon 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-8
[13/16] Charlotte Orcutt (CAN) bt Eujung Park (USA) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9
[4] Elisabeth Ross (USA) bt Jesse Brownell (USA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4
[3] Laila Sedky (USA) bt Brianna Jefferson (CAN) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
Evie Coxon (ENG) bt Emma Carney (USA) 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7
[13/16] Elizabeth Lentz (USA) bt Binney Huffman (USA) 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-2
[6] Caroline Spahr (USA) bt McKenna Stoltz (USA) 11-1, 11-4, 11-3
[7] Meghna Sreedhar (USA) bt Cynthia Cao (CAN) 11-7, 11-3, 11-2
Rafaela Albuja (ECU) bt [9/12] Claire Aube (USA) 11-5, 14-12, 7-11, 6-11, 12-10
Bunny K Fox (USA) bt Brittany Sun (USA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Amita Gondi (USA) bt Lucy Stephenson (CAN) 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, 12-14, 11-3
REPORTS
Seven nations represented in finals



Team USA and Egypt accounted for eight of ten 2019 U.S. Junior Open titles following four action-packed days of squash at Phillips Academy Andover, the Brooks School and Harvard University in Massachusetts.

The U.S. Junior Open is the world’s largest individual squash tournament with 900 players representing forty-one nations across ten divisions: boys’ and girls’ U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19.

Seven different nations–including Pakistan, Hong Kong and Canada–were represented in Tuesday’s finals, and four nations took home titles–Team USA, Egypt, England and India.

Egypt led the field with five titles–the nation’s most since six titles in 2014–with hosts Team USA recording three titles for the second consecutive year.

The U19 divisions augmented two U.S. Junior Open title records in the form of Marina Stefanoni and Aly Abou El Einen.

Stefanoni, sixteen years old, was one of just three of the tournament’s ten top seeds to reach their respective final and fulfill their seeding. The three-time defending U.S. junior champion defeated U.S. teammate and four seed Laila Sedky in the final, coming back from going a game down to clinch the title 9-11, 11-5, 11-1, 11-1.

“This new venue is amazing so playing on this glass court in front of the crowd is incredible,” Stefanoni said. “I tried not to give Laila space up front because she has great kill shots. I just tied to keep her in the back of the court, keep her moving and not give her any opportunities.”

The title marks the Darien, Connecticut-native’s fifth consecutive adding to the U19 in 2017, U15 in 2015 and 2016, and U13 in 2014.

The BU19 division saw Egypt’s four seed Aly Abou El Einen end his junior career on a high note, upsetting the top two seeds on his way to the title. El Einen, who attended the nearby Brooks School, recorded a major victory over 2017 world junior champion and top seed Marwan Tarek in a four-game semifinal. Pitted against his old high school rival in the final, Tabor’s Aly Hussein, the two Egyptians put on a five-game show for a packed gallery in what was the last match of the tournament. Hussein fought off El Einen’s two-game lead to force a fifth, but El Einen pulled out the match 11-7 in the fifth.

“It’s crazy to win, I worked really hard and played this event every year and so I’m just so happy that the hard work paid off,” El Einen said. “I want to thank Aly for a great match. In my opinion, he’s the hardest guy to play in junior squash so credit to him.”

El Einen won the U11 title in 2010.

The BU17 division saw the most dominant performance of the tournament courtesy of England’s Sam Todd. The top seed didn’t drop a game on his way to the title, including an emphatic final against Team USA’s Thomas Rosini 11-1, 11-4, 11-2. Todd has now won a title in all three of his U.S. Junior Open appearances, following up his 2015 U13 and 2016 U15 titles.

Having lost in U.S. Junior Open finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Nouran Youssef went the distance in the GU17 division to collect her second career title in addition to the 2013 GU13 title. The U.S.-based Egyptian held off a strong challenge from Canada’s surprise finalist Erica McGillicuddy in a four-game final.

Team USA’s Tad Carney celebrated the first major individual U.S. junior title of his career in the BU15 division. Carney, the two seed, edged Pakistan’s five seed Mohammad Hamza Khan in a tight final 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7.

Egypt’s Nourin Khalifa upset the top two seeds on her way to the GU15 title in her maiden U.S. Junior Open appearance. Seeded [17/24], Khalifa upset top seed Lucie Stefanoni in a four-game quarterfinal, and earned the title with a three-game final victory against Hong Kong’s two seed Miriam Cheng.

For the fourth consecutive year, India produced a U.S. Junior Open champion, this year in the form of Rohan Gondi in the BU13 division. Gondi, the three seed, pulled through the closest final of the tournament against Pakistan’s Humam Ahmed in five games, 11-4, 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9.

Egypt’s Shahd Shahen entered her first U.S. Junior Open in the lowest possible GU13 seeding pool. Shahen proved to be the surprise of the tournament, dispatching top seed Caroline Eielson in the quarterfinals and against three seed Riya Navani in a five-game final 9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5.

After finishing sixth in his first U.S. Junior Open BU11 appearance last year, Jack Elriani fulfilled his top seeding to earn his first career major individual title. Elriani defeated surprise [13/16]-seeded Egyptian finalist Adam Hawal 5-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6.

Egypt produced another surprise champion in the GU13 division–[9/12]-seeded Maya Mandour, who upset the one and four seeds on her way to the final. In the final, Mandour claimed the title in three games against Team USA’s two seed Sriya Viswanathan 11-4, 11-5, 11-9.

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