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Nationals weekend at the state-of-the-art McArthur Squash Center begins Thursday morning with the opening rounds of the S.L. Green Men’s Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship.
Once again hosted at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia, Nationals weekend sees both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Championships and open age division championships alongside each other in the nine-court facility.
The S.L. Green U.S. Men’s and U.S. Women’s Championships will be streaming live on the blue and orange glass court, with the men’s round of sixteen, and men’s and women’s quarterfinals set to be played Thursday. Match play in the open age divisions begins Friday.
Follow Thursday’s progress on the mobile and desktop-compatible www.clublocker.com, using the Player Tracker and Live Scores features. Using the Player Tracker feature, players, coaches, and parents can see a player’s next opponent, time, and location.and all scores can be followed live throughout the weekend on www.clublocker.com.
The 2015 U.S. SL Green Men’s and U.S. Women’s Championships (Closed) offers the highest prize money purses in the tournaments’ histories thanks to a generous donation by the men’s tournament’s namesake, Stephen Green, to raise the equal prize money to $20, 000 in each draw.
In 1990, Green paved the way for the development of American professionals in giving $100, 000 to endow a true men’s national championship. The tournament has since complemented the U.S. Women’s Championship, each year providing a pinnacle domestic tournament, and enhancing opportunities for U.S. professionals to make squash their full-time careers.
The women’s draw sees the four women who represented Team USA at the 2014 Women’s World Team Championship, earning the United States’ best finish of fifth place, comprise the top four seeds in the eight-player draw.
World No. 10 Amanda Sobhy leads the field at the top seed in what is the first professional tournament of her career following the completion of her fourth and final year at Harvard University. Sobhy’s final college season yielded a third team championship, and a record-equaling fourth individual title. The twenty-one-year-old is now in search of her second U.S. national title since winning the competition for the first time in 2012. The elder Sobhy sister is seeded to meet six-time U.S. champion Natalie Grainger in Friday’s semifinals.
After defeating her older sister to win her first national title in 2014, Sabrina Sobhy begins her title defense at the third seed. Sobhy, world No. 51, is predicted to face second-seeded world No. 39 Olivia Blatchford in the semis.
The sixteen-player men’s draw sees world No. 57 Chris Gordon seeded to win his second national title, which would add to his first in 2013. Gordon is predicted to meet fourth-seeded Chris Hanson in the semifinals, who has risen to world No. 158 after a successful first season on the professional tour.
Nine-time U.S. Champion Julian Illingworth begins his quest for a record-setting tenth national title as the third seed. The Portland-native is seeded for a repeat of the 2014 final against second-seeded Todd Harrity, world No. 69, in the semifinals.