Americans Olivia Fiechter, Andrew Douglas, Sabrina Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne all recorded first-round victories—three of which were the day’s most dramatic upsets—Saturday, October 5, at Drexel University and Racquet Club of Philadelphia.
Fiechter, Douglas and Sobhy’s results all marked their respective career-first wins at the U.S. Open–all of which took place against higher-ranked opposition.
The Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association honored Nicholas J. LePore, III tonight at the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open with the 2019 PSRA Service Award.
One of the central goals of the FS Investments U.S. Open is to expose the game to people from around the country. Per usual, the first fans to walk into the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel for the very first match on the ASB GlassCourt today were good examples.
It was Roberta and Ian Andrews. For the past four years they’ve come to the first weekend of the U.S. Open, taking front-row seats behind the ball wall. “We always book our tickets on the first day or two after they go on sale,” Roberta said. “We love sitting right up by the glass court, just so close to the action. It is so accessible.”
The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships started up today at Drexel University in Philadelphia. All the excitement kicked off with its classic first-ball ceremony. This year’s honorary representatives were FS Investment’s Vincent Amatulli and SquashSmarts’ Nabilla Ariffin.
The 2019 U.S. Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships begin tomorrow alongside the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, October 5-6.