Team USA defeated Team Canada 22.5-6.5 to win its fourth consecutive Battle of the Border in the tournament’s sixteenth year, August 2-4, at White Oaks Resort at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.
The Battle of the Border has been an integral part of US Squash National Team programming as it provides players from Under 13 through Under 17 age categories the opportunity to represent Team USA in a team format for the first time—an experience that prepares them for a potential British Junior Open or World Junior Championships appearance.
The event consists of a combination of Team USA training squads, a mixed age-group training session with Team Canada, Reverse Test Matches and the Battle of the Border itself.
The U.S. earned an early lead with in the reverse test matches, winning fourteen out of twenty-four match ups. Led by sweeps in the lower and middle age groups, Team USA won the Battle of the Border on Sunday, 20-4, resulting in an overall 23.5-6.5 score. View all scores here.
The U.S. squad was led by captains Gonzalo De La Mora and Aubrey Lennon, and national coaches Christina Brownell, Fabio Cechin, Madeline Perry, Chris Longman, Alex Reynolds and Parth Sharma.
“We came into this event with the goal of operating as a team, which was a first for many of these players,” said Kim Clearkin, US Squash Vice President of Programs and Events. “Every player put their hearts and souls into their matches and supported their teammates. I’m proud of the coaches and players accomplishing our goals on and off court.”