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The 2015 U.S. Junior Championships (Closed) return to Princeton University and the Lawrenceville School this weekend, with ten players set to be named national champions on Sunday.
Ten, full draws of thirty-two of the nation’s top-ranked players will vie for the national titles with play set to begin at 12pm noon Friday.
All matches will be scored live on www.clublocker.com. Players, coaches, and parents can follow progress, and see a player’s next matches, times, and locations by using the Player Tracker function on www.clublocker.com, when using a US Squash profile log in.
Three-time defending junior champion and U.S. National champion Sabrina Sobhy is seeded to make history as only the second player to win four consecutive boys’ or girls’ U19 division titles, which would match Lily Lorentzen’s four titles from 2002-2005. Sobhy is seeded to meet U.S. Junior Open girls’ U19 champion and fellow Team USA member Reeham Sedky in what would be a repeat of the 2014 GU19 final.
2014 GU17 champion Chloe Chemtob graduates to the U19 fold this year, and is seeded to face Sobhy in the semifinals. Greenwich Academy No. 1 Kayley Leonard enters the draw as the third seed, and is predicted to play what would be a repeat of the GU19 U.S. Junior Open final against Sedky in the semis.
On the boys’ side, Timmy Brownell is in search of adding his first national title to his 2014 U.S. Junior Open BU19 title. The Belmont Hill junior is seeded to meet Haverford’s Sean Hughes in the final. Hughes, 2014 BU17 champion, upset Brownell in their last meeting in the final of November’s Mid-Atlantic JCT.
2014 GU15 champion Elle Ruggiero moves up to GU17 this year, which is led by Baltimore’s Casey Wong. 2014 BU15 champion Ryan Murray also moves up to the U17’s, which is led by Pingry’s Sam Scherl who is in search of his first national title.
Ian Blatchford leads the BU15 draw, and could potentially meet 2014 BU13 champion Mateo Giraldo in the second round. Haley Aube and Caroline Spahr are the GU15 one and two seeds, respectively.
After winning five Junior Open titles around the world this winter, Marina Stefanoni returns to defend her GU13 title. 2013 BU11 champion Connor Stoltz enters the BU13 draw as the top seed, and is seeded to meet William Aube in the final.
Varun Chitturi and Molly Stoltz are the BU11 and GU11 favorites for what would be their first national titles.
An award ceremony for the Deroy Sportsmanship Award and the William T. Ketcham Jr. Most Improved Award Winners will be presented Saturday evening at 7:20pm EST on Court 1 at the Princeton Courts. More information will be available about this ceremony shortly and all participants are encouraged to attend.
The DeRoy Junior Sportsmanship Award is awarded to one female and one male high school senior who display exemplary on and off court behavior while competing at a high level of squash.
For more information, visit the 2015 U.S. Junior Championships (Closed) tournament page.