Two hundred and ninety-five junior players have made the trip to the greater Philadelphia area this weekend for the 2014 U.S. Junior Silver Squash Championships hosted at Germantown Cricket Club, Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club, and Episcopal Academy.
Entry was restricted to the top thirty-two entrants ranked No. 33 and below in U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 age divisions.
A fourteen-person playoff is being held concurrently with the Silver championships to decide four remaining spots on the 2014 Men’s Junior World Team Championships National Team. Six players including top-ranked Derek Hsue and developmental player David Yacobucci will represent the United States at the World Junior Men’s Team Squash Championship in Windhoek, Namibia, August 10-21.
One player from each division who displayed the largest jump in rankings from April 2013 to April 2014 and competed in the 2014 U.S. Junior Silver Squash Championships will be presented the William T. Ketcham, Jr. Most Improved Player Award – Honorable mention, during a special ceremony on Saturday evening at 7:00pm EST.
BU11 – Peter Lim (improved 101 ranking positions)
BU13 – Maxwell Orr (improved 125 ranking positions)
BU15 – Zach Bradlow (improved 97 ranking positions)
BU17 – Wiatt Hinton (improved 131 ranking positions)
BU19 – Peter Yuen (improved 94 ranking positions)
GU11 – Lindsey Burnham (improved 30 ranking positions)
GU13 – Serena Daniel (improved 87 ranking positions)
GU15 – Tyla McKenzie (improved 73 ranking positions)
GU17 – Clare Kearns (improved 112 ranking positions)
GU19 – Hannah Nice (improved 16 ranking positions)