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The 2015 Pan American individuals began this morning—the first of the three squash competitions (individuals, doubles, team) that will take place over July 11-17 in Toronto, Canada.
Chris Gordon, American world No. 60 and Queens-native, kicked off the morning session for the Americans with a 3-1 win against Guatemala’s world No. 150 Josue Enriquez.
Gordon and Enriquez had met twice before on the men’s professional tour—both wins for Gordon. The twenty-eight-year-old secured his four-game win 4-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-2. Gordon plays again tomorrow at 1:45pm against the winner of Peru’s world No. 43 Diego Elias and Chile’s Jaime Pinto.
Olivia Blatchford, American world No. 38, followed Gordon’s 3-1 win with a success of her own in three against Brazil’s Tatiana Damasio. Blatchford faces Chile’s Anita Pinto tomorrow at 1pm.
Todd Harrity, American world No. 73, plays tonight at 7pm against the winner of Peru’s Alonso Escudero and British Virgin Islands’ world No. 111 Joseph Chapman.
Amanda Sobhy, American world No. 10 and highest ranked player in the Pan American women’s individuals, will play tomorrow morning at 10am against Brazilian world No. 87 Thasia Serafini. Sobhy has won all three of their previous encounters.
To view complete draws, schedules, and for more information, stay tuned to the official 2015 Pan American Games Team USA Page.