Dussourd Defeats Brooklyn’s Douglas in Hyder Trophy Final

(l-r): Cleve Miller, Auguste Dussourd, Andrew Douglas, Eddie Kapur, Allwyn Callender

The fifty-first New York Squash Hyder Trophy–the longest continually-running softball squash tournament in the U.S.–saw Frenchman Auguste Dussourd defeat Brooklyn-native Andrew Douglas of the $11,000 PSA final, Sunday, May 5, at Equinox in New York City.

Founded in 1969, the Hyder Trophy featured a twenty-four-player professional draw hosted alongside adult skill level draws, which drew more than 175 players.

Douglas, a Penn sophomore, upset the tournament seeding on his way to just his second career PSA final, including a second round win over three seed Mario Yanez, and quarterfinal win over former world No. 35 Henrik Mustonen in the quarterfinals.

In the final, however, it was the top-seeded Frenchman who came out on top, lifting the iconic trophy 11-9, 12-10, 11-4 after fifty-four minutes.

Douglas, ranked world No. 130 at twenty years old, is set to make his next PSA appearance at the $11,000 Life Time Philadelphia Open, May 28-June 1.