Women's qtr feature

All four women’s seeds advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Squash Championship in Saturday morning’s quarterfinals.

Princeton University-bound Olivia Fiechter and seven-time U.S. Champion and world No. 29 Latasha Khan led off the morning on the McArthur Squash Center’s blue and orange glass court, streamed live online to a global audience.

Khan v FiecterAlthough Fiechter extended her first game to 11-11 against second-seeded Khan, who is twenty-three years older than eighteen-year-old Fiechter, Khan closed out the first game 13-11. Khan continued her momentum in the second and third games to win the match 11-9, 11-5.

Three seed Sabrina Sobhy and twenty-four-year-old Harvard University graduate Cecelia Cortes followed on court. Cortes sped to a 1-0 lead against they younger Sobhy sister with an 11-2 first game win. Seventeen-year-old Sobhy fought back in the second game to level the match at 1-1 with a 12-10 win. Sobhy remained in control for the remainder of the match advancing in four games 2-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-5.

Fourth-seeded world No. 53 Olivia Blatchford and Fiechter’s soon-t0-be Princeton teammate Maria Elena Ubina contested the third match of the morning. Trailing 2-0, Ubina renewed her semifinal hopes in the third game winning 11-6, but was unable to force a fifth game as Blatchford clinched a close fourth game 13-11.

Sabrina v Cortes 2After winning the largest prize money Women’s Squash Association event of her young career Friday night, the $25, 000 Granite Club Cup in Toronto, Amanda Sobhy showed no signs of fatigue in her quarterfinal against world No. 61 Kristen Lange. After a string of early morning flights to Charlottesville, Sobhy managed to dispatch Lange in three games 11-8, 11-3, 11-4.

Saturday’s men’s and women’s semifinals as well as U.S. Masters Squash Championships matches will be streamed live from the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club free on livestream.com. To access the streams, set up a free account on livestream.com and use the court-specific links below.

Glass court live stream.
Court 3 live stream.
Court 5 live stream.

Follow all of the National Singles age-group matches on the live score tracker.

U.S. Women’s Squash Championship Quarterfinals
[1] Amanda Sobhy def. Kristen Lange 11-8, 11-3, 11-4
[4] Olivia Blatchford def. Maria Elena Ubina 11-3, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11
[3] Sabrina Sobhy def. Cecelia Cortes 2-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-5
[2] Latasha Khan def. Olivia Fiechter 13-11, 11-9, 11-5

SL Green U.S. Men’s Squash Championship Semifinals:
3:30pm [1] Chris Gordon v [4] Todd Harrity
4:30pm [2] Julian Illingworth v [3] Gilly Lane

U.S. Women’s Squash Championship Semifinals: 
5:30pm [2] Latasha Khan v [3] Sabrina Sobhy
6:30pm [1] Amanda Sobhy v [4] Olivia Blatchford