Team USA’s Caroline Fouts and Lucie Stefanoni lead the 2022 British Junior Open GU19 draw as the one and two seeds, respectively, as a dozen top Americans juniors vie for the prestigious international title, July 20-24, in Nottingham, England.
The BJO, which traditionally fields the strongest age division junior draws in the world, returns for the first time since 2020, and this year only fields the U19 draws due to the event’s postponement from its traditional January staging.
In 2019, Marina Stefanoni became the first American to win a BJO title in the GU17 division, and now Fouts and her younger sister have the opportunity to follow in her footsteps as the final favorites. Fouts, Stefanoni, and 9/12 seeds Khushi Kukadia and Madison Ho all open up their tournaments on Thursday following first round byes.
13/16 seeds Jhansi Bhavasar and and Sonya Sasson, and unseeded Avery Park are set for first round action on Wednesday.
Five Americans enter the boys draw and enjoy a first round bye. U.S. Champion Avi Agarwal and runner up Hollis Robertson both enter as 9/12 seeds, and are joined by the unseeded Arav Bhagwhati, Rishi Srivastava and Thomas Soltanian.
Live streaming begins on Friday and will be available on englandsquash.tv.
For draws, results, tickets and more information visit britishjunioropen.com.