Resides Brooklyn, New York & Cheltenham, England
Club Heights Casino & East Glos
Birthdate August 16th 1993
Hometown New York, NY
College Harvard University
National Titles 4
PSA Titles 0
Racquet Prince O3 Tour Black
Haley’s formative years on court took place at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn. She was coached by exceptional group of former pros including Julian Wellings, Fiona Geaves and Linda Elriani.
During Haley’s career she reached a national ranking of #1 as an U19. She was consistently in the top three of her age group and is a three time national finalist. Haley has represented the U.S. three times at the Junior World Championships, assisting the team to its first ever second place finish. She was the recipient of US Squash’s DeRoy Sportsmanship Award for her exceptional demeanor on and off court. fWhile competing individually she was a four-time letter winner at Packer Collegiate High School and captained the boys’ team during her senior year.
In college, Haley was a two-time All-American and All-Ivy League player in her first three years at Harvard, contributing to two team national championships in 2012 and 2013. Haley’s playing career was interrupted during her senior year at Harvard when she suffered a torn ACL followed several months later by a torn meniscus. While recovery was an arduous journey, her injuries and two resultant knee operations gave her the opportunity to build upon her coaching skills, in both individual, private lessons and school, team practices. Following this playing hiatus and a successful rehab program, Haley finally embarked upon her professional squash career in the fall of 2016. She eventually plans on going to business school after her playing career.
Since joining the tour in 2016, Haley has risen to a career high of #42 in the World, cementing herself inside the World’s top 50 after just 12 months. She has represented team USA at the annual Pan American Championships in each of the last three years, winning an individual silver medal (2016), a women’s doubles bronze medal (2017), and 2 team gold medals (2016, 2018).
Todd Harrity, Olivia Fiechter, Sabrina Sobhy and Haley Mendez all booked a spot in the Allam British Open second round courtesy of opening day victories Monday in Hull, England. World No. 45 led off the slate of American victories with a three-game upset over England’s world No. 35 Tom Richards 11-7, 11-9, 11-3 in thirty-two […]