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July 27: Final

Egypt sealed its fourth consecutive Girls’ Team World Junior Championship title against the United States in a repeat of the 2011 final that saw Egypt defeat the United States 2-1.

Following a decisive win against England, Reeham Sedky was on court first against Habiba Mohamed.  Mohamed absorbed Sedky’s hard-hitting play defeating the American in three games 11-6, 11-2, 11-5.

Three time World Junior Championship Individual champion and Women’s Squash Association World no. 11 Nour El Sherbini needed to beat American no. 1 Sabrina Sobhy to win the team title for Egypt.  El Sherbini, who did not drop a single game throughout both the individual and team tournaments, maintained her perfect record defeating Sobhy 11-5, 11-6, 11-3.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 26: Semifinals

Sobhy WJCThe United States has clinched a final date with Egypt following a nail-biting 2-1 semifinal victory over third seeded England.

Sabrina Sobhy clawed her way back after dropping the first two games against Victoria Temple-Murray to take a thrilling match at the no.1 spot, 6-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4.

Nada Elkalaawy then leveled the match at 1-1 for England by defeating Olivia Fiechter 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6.

In the deciding match, Reeham “The Hammer” Sedky proved to be too powerful for Lily Taylor, booking Team USA’s spot in the final with an overwhelming 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 win.

Egypt, who maintained their perfect tournament record with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Hong Kong, will look to repeat their 2011 final win over the US.  The final will be streamed live tomorrow at 11:30 am EST here.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

 July 25: Quarterfinals

Fiecther 2The United States defeated New Zealand in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win to set up a showdown against third seeded England, with a trip to the finals at stake.  Returning to the line up at no. 1, Sabrina Sobhy eased to a 11-1, 11-4, 11-3 victory over New Zealand no. 1 Eleanore Epke.  Reeham Sedky then sealed a semifinal spot for the United States defeating Abbie Palmer 11-8, 11-1, 11-6.  With a trip to the semis secure, Olivia Fiechter faced Rebecca Barnett, winning 2-1 in the dead rubber.

The United States will now face England, who stopped fifth seeded Malaysia 2-0 in their quarterfinal.  The match will be streamed live tomorrow at 12:00 pm EST here.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 24: Final day of pool play

2020 Team USA newThe United States defeated the Czech Republic 3-0 in the final match of pool play, topping Group B with a perfect record of 3-0.  The US have drawn New Zealand [8] in the quarterfinals, which will be streamed live tomorrow at 12:00 pm EST here.  Earlier today, New Zealand defeated Australia [9] 2-1 to book their place in the quarterfinals.

Having already clinched a place in the quarterfinals with yesterday’s win against Canada, Olivia Fiechter took over for Sabrina Sobhy at the no.1 spot while Reeham Sedky played at no. 2 and Maria Elena Ubina at no. 3.

Team USA did not drop a game with Fiechter defeating Karolina Holinkova 11-2, 11-7, 11-2, Sedky defeating Kristyna Alexova 11-3, 11-7, 11-5, and Ubina defeating Barbora Krejcova 11-4, 11-3, 11-5.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 23: Day 2 of Team play

Sedky vs. CanadaThe United States secured a spot in the Quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Canada in the second round of pool play.  After winning the Girls’ Individual Special Plate final, Reeham Sedky led Team USA in her first match of Team play defeating Canadian no. 2 Alyssa Mehta 11-7, 11-4, 11-3.  Canadian no. 1 Hollie Naughton fought back twice from being a game down against Sabrina Sobhy, but Sobhy prevailed in the fifth 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7.  Maria Elena Ubina made it 3-0 to the US defeating Chloe Chemtob 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.

The United States faces the Czech Republic on Wednesday in the final match of pool play and will be live streamed here at 9:00 am EST.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 22: Day 1 of Team play

Ubina vs. CAN editThe United States defeated France 3-0 in the first round of group play at the Girls’ Team World Junior Championship.  US no. 2 Maria Elena Ubina was up first for the US, defeating France’s Laura Gamblin 11-5, 11-9, 11-5.  US no. 1 Sabrina Sobhy also only needed three games, stopping Julie Rossingnol 12-10, 11-2, 11-7.  Olivia Fiechter made it 3-0 for the United States, sweeping Oceane Wadoux 11-2, 11-5, 11-4.

The United States are the number two seed following strong individual performances in the Girls’ Individual tournament and will continue pool play against Canada [7] on Tuesday, July 23 at 9:00 am EST and the Czech Republic [13/16] on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:00 am EST closing out pool play.  Both matches will be streamed live here.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 21: Day 6 of Individual play

*All times EST
Girls’ Special Plate:
4:00 am- Reeham Sedky (USA) def. Olivia Fiechter (USA) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
10:00 am- Reeham Sedky (USA) def. Tze Lok Ho (Hong Kong) 11-7, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6

Boys’ Plate:
8:00 am- Dylan Murray (USA) def. Auguste Dussourd 11-3, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8

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July 20: Day 5 of Individual play

Dylan USAGirls’ Special Plate:
4:00 am- Reeham Sedky (USA) def. Alyssa Mehta (Canada) 11-3, 11-2, 8-11, 11-7
5:00 am- Georgina Kennedy (England) def. Kayley Leonard (USA) 11-8, 11-3, 7-11, 8-11, 11-2
7:00 am- Olivia Fiechter (USA) def. Vanessa Raj (Malaysia) 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3

10:00 am- Reeham Sedky (USA) def. Jessica Turnbull (Australia) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
11:00 am- Olivia Fiechter (USA) def. Lakshya Ragavendran (India) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4

Boy’s Plate:
8:00 am- Dylan Murray (USA) def. Andre Ergenz (Germany) 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3

July 19: Day 4 of Individual play

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Boys’ Plate:
4:00 am- Dylan Murray (USA) def. Lucas Wirths (Germany) 11-4, 11-4, 11-8
11:00 am- Dylan Murray (USA) def. Adrien Grondin (France) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3

Boy’s Special Plate:
6:00 am- Andres Felipe Herrera Gonzalez (Colombia) def. Devin Mclaughlin (USA) 11-6, 11-3, 11-6
6:00 am- Kush Kumar (India) def. Edward Columbia (USA)  9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6
7:00 am- Niklas Becker (Germany) def. Hayes Murphy (USA) 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 1-11, 11-8

Girls’ Quarterfinals:
9:00 am- Habiba Mohamed (Egypt) def. Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8

Girls’ Special Plate:
8:00 am- Reeham Sedky (USA) def. Rachel Mae Arnold (Malaysia) 11-3, 12-10, 11-2
9:00 am- Kayley Leonard (USA) def. Hollie Naughton (Canada) Retired
10:00 am- Olivia Fiechter (USA) def. Sophie Mehta (Canada) 11-7, 11-2, 11-8
12:00 pm- Vanessa Raj (Malaysia) def. Katie Tutrone (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8

July 18: Day 3 of Individual play

Sabrina Sobhy is in the final eight of the Girls’ main draw with her Round of 16 win against English 13/16 seed Nada Elkalaawy.  Despite dropping the opening game 7-11, the sixteen year old bounced back to win three straight 11-2, 11-8, 13-11 booking her place in the Quarterfinals where she will face one of six Egyptians in the final 8, 9/12 seed Habiba Mohamed.

Elsewhere in the Round of 16, Maria Elena Ubina was defeated by Egyptian 5/8 seed Mariam Ibrahim Metwaly 11-6, 11-5, 11-7.

UbinaIn Thursday morning’s Round of 32, Sobhy defeated Malta’s Colette Sultana 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 while Ubina recovered from 2-0 down against Malaysian 9/12 seed Rachel Mae Arnold to win 9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.

Olivia Fiechter narrowly missed out on advancing to the Round of 16 losing to Belgian 5/8 seed Nele Gilis in five games 11-5, 3-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8.

In the Boy’s Plate and Special Plate, Dylan Murray cruised to an 11-3, 11-9, 11-4 victory against Petr Zatrepalek of the Czech Republic and Devin Mclaughlin defeated Argentinian Francisco Obregon 11-9, 11-3, 11-7.

Devin Mclaughlin and Pierson Broadwater faced off in an all-American affair that saw Mclaughlin emerge victorious 12-10, 11-9, 13-15, 11-5.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog

July 17: Day 2 of Individual play

In the boys’ main draw, Devin Mclaughlin and Edward Columbia were both eliminated in the round of 32 Wednesday evening after becoming the only remaining members of Team USA in the main draw after the round of 64 with wins earlier in the day.

Columbia and Mclaughlin faced 5/8 seeds Richie Fallows of England and Yousef Nizar Saleh of Kuwait respectively in their second match of the day.  The soon to be professional Englishman defeated Columbia 11-8, 11-6, 12-14, 6-11 in a fifty minute match, while Mclaughlin was also defeated in four games by the Kuwaiti 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-4.

DevinEarlier on Wednesday in the round of 64, Columbia had defeated Seigo Masuda of Japan 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 while Mclaughlin went into five games to defeat Auguste Dussourd of France 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 4-11, 11-7.

After a comfortable first round win, Pierson Broadwater was defeated by 5/8 seed Diego Elias of Peru 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9.  U.S. Junior Champion Dylan Murray lost his first match of the tournament in a tight five game match to Englishman Lyell Fuller 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6.  Hayes Murphy also exited the main draw losing 11-7, 12-10, 11-9 to 13/16 seed Mohamed  El Gwarhy of Egypt.

After first round byes, Sabrina Sobhy, Olivia Fiechter, and Maria Elena Ubina each won their first match of the Individual tournament to advance to round 3 of the girls’ main draw.

Sobhy, a 3/4 seed, defeated Australian Natalie Newton 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 setting up a round 3 match against Colette Sultana of Malta.  Fiechter recovered from losing the opening two games to defeat Eleanore Epke of New Zealand 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-7 setting up a round 3 match against Belgian 5/8 seed Nele Gilis.  Ubina defeated Columbian Laura Viviana Tovar Perez 11-3, 12-10, 11-9 and will face Malaysian 9/12 seed Rachel Mae Arnold in round 3.

After opening round wins, Kayley Leonard, Katie Tutrone and Reeham Sedky exited the main draw in round 2.  Sedky was defeated by 9/12 seed Ka Po Ho of Hong Kong 15-13, 11-5, 11-8, while Tutrone lost to Egyptian 9/12 seed Habiba Mohamed 11-9, 11-3, 11-3.  Australian 13/16 seed Jessica Turnbull defeated Leonard 5-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-5.

Read more from Team USA’s coaching staff on the Team USA blog.

July 16: First day of Individual play

huddleTeam USA is off to a flying start in the girls’ Individual draw with wins from Reeham Sedky, Katie Tutrone, and Kayley Leonard.

Sedky defeated her Swiss opponent 11-7, 11-2, 11-4, in one of the opening matches of the tournament, while Tutrone also needed only three games to defeat Adya Advani of India 11-6, 11-4, 11-7.  Leonard was the first member of Team USA to go into five games defeating India’s Urwashi Joshi 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9.

In the boys’ Individual draw, Pierson Broadwater continued Team USA’s winning ways coasting to a 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 win over Namibia’s Le Hugo.  Hayes Murphy made it 5-0 on the day for Team USA defeating Belgian Jordy Camps 11-8, 11-5, 11-8.

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July 15: Opening Ceremony

opening ceremoniesTeam USA one day away from play!

One more day until individual play begins here at the World Junior Championships in Poland. The players had a great sharpening up session this morning followed by a low key relaxing afternoon.

The opening ceremonies are tonight with a bit of Polish culture as well as some interviews with Olympic Athletes. Katie, Reeham, Kayley, Pierson, and Hayes all begin play tomorrow with matches to play into the round of 64. Dylan, Edward, Devin, Olivia, Sabrina and Maria Elena begin play on Wednesday morning!

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July 13: Team USA arrives in Poland

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The US Junior Girls and Boys teams have safely arrived in Wroclow!

We embarked on our journey from JFK International Airport on Thursday and arrived to Poland early on Friday morning. The players quickly adjusted to the time change and after a short internal flight from Warsaw to Wroclow we headed off to the venue for our first practice to shake off the “travel legs”.

The venue here in Poland is absolutely incredible. The club has 2 glass courts (one is a full stadium glass court just for the event) and 18 regular international courts that have been built in just the past year! It is definitely one of the best venues that anyone has ever seen or played in. The kids are practicing hard and really working to adjust to the venue and the daily schedule of activities here.

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