The United States Squash Hall of Fame will induct Anil Nayar and Carol Thesieres into the class of 2018 on Saturday, October 13 at a luncheon that will celebrate the best players and contributors in squash.
Induction into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame is the highest honor in the game of squash. The Hall, founded in 2000, is for distinguished players from all aspects of squash: hardball, softball, singles, doubles, men, women, professional, amateur, masters and juniors. The Hall is also for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions off-court as coaches and/or administrator, to help the game to grow and flourish in America.
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Anil Nayar, born and raised in India, came to the U.S. after winning the Drysdale Cup (the British Junior Open’s BU 19 draw) in 1965. The first player not from North America to win the national intercollegiate title, he captured three in a row while at Harvard, and lead the Crimson to two national team titles. Nayar won two National Singles titles as well as national open championship for Canada (twice), Mexico (once), India (eight times) and seven U.S. age-group titles.
Carol Thesieres was a legendary doubles player. One of the great female champions from Philadelphia, she won the National Singles in 1971 and was runner-up twice more. Thesieres, a leftie, was a top left-wall doubles player for two decades. She won seven National Doubles titles, including a then-unprecedented four in a row with Joyce Davenport. She also captured one National Mixed Doubles, as well as nearly every doubles tournament in the country.
The world’s largest and most vibrant squash hall of fame—located in historic Payne Whitney Gymnasium at Yale—the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 and is the only major hall with an actual bricks-and-mortar location. With the induction of Anil and Carol there will be sixty-three inductees in the Hall of Fame. Read more about all past inductees on the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame page.
Saturday, October 13th
1:45pm End of Luncheon
5:00pm Men’s and Women’s Finals Matches
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