It’s finals day at the 2015 J.P Morgan & Trunk Club World Doubles Championships hosted by the Onwentsia Club in Chicago, Illinois.
Team England is guaranteed at least one gold medal Sunday with both English top seeds advancing to the women’s final at the expense of American defending champions Amanda Sobhy & Natalie Grainger.
Sobhy & Grainger fell against second-seeded Georgina Stoker & Victoria Simmonds 15-9, 15-10, 15-12. Top seeds Suzie Pierrepont & Carrie Hastings endured a five-game semifinal against Canadian four seeds Seanna Keating & Stephanie Hewitt, recovering from 2-1 down in games to claim the match 10-15, 15-11, 13-15, 15-12, 15-12.
Sobhy and Team USA still have hope for a gold medal in the mixed final, however, which will be the first of the three professional finals to be contested at 12pm noon, local time. Sobhy & Chris Callis pulled off a semifinal upset over England’s top seeds John Russell & Suzie Pierrepont 14-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-14, 15-11 to reach the final. Continue reading “Three English Sides Reach World Doubles Finals”
Americans Amanda Sobhy, Preston Quick, and Natalie Grainger have each reached the semifinals of two different J.P. Morgan & Trunk Club World Doubles professional divisions following the conclusion of the first day of match play Friday at the Racquet Club of Chicago, MetroSquash Academic & Squash Center, Onwenstia Club, University Club of Chicago, and Winter Club of Lake Forest.
Sobhy & Grainger, defending women’s world champions, recovered from losing the first game to win their opener 14-15, 15-8, 15-4, 15-12 against fellow Americans Dana Betts—Grainger’s recent national title-winning partner—& Sarah West. Sobhy & Grainger now face England’s two seeds, Georgina Stoker & Victoria Simmonds Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Sobhy, & Grainger Lead U.S. Teams to World Doubles Semis”
The seventeenth biannual WSF World Squash Doubles Championships head to Chicago for the first time in the tournament’s history next week, May 7-10, with teams from nineteen countries vying for three world titles—men’s, women’s and mixed.
The tournament is headquartered at the Onwentsia Club, with the University Club of Chicago, Racquet Club of Chicago, Winter Club of Lake Forest, and the MetroSquash Academic and Squash Center all hosting matches.
The MetroSquash Academic and Squash Center will be celebrating its grand opening in conjunction with the tournament Wednesday evening, May 6, marking the first urban squash facility to house a doubles court, and the first urban facility to host a world championship.
The seventeenth biennial World Squash Federation World Doubles Championships will be presented by J.P. Morgan and Trunk Club, after the two companies signed on to support the world’s best doubles players in Chicago, May 7-10.
The seventeenth biannual World Squash Federation World Squash Doubles Championships, hosted this year for the first time in Chicago, Illinois, will commence May 6-10 at the Onwentsia Club, additionally the University Club of Chicago, Racquet Club of Chicago, Winter Club of Lake Forest, and the METROsquash Academic and Squash Center, will jointly share the responsibilities of hosting the tournament.
Nineteen countries, including Guinea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Sweden, will compete on the international doubles stage. Two defending championship teams—United States’ current world No. 10 Amanda Sobhy & former world No. 1 Natalie Grainger, and Australia’s dominant doubles duo, Damien Mudge & Ben Gould—return to defend their titles. Continue reading “Age Divisions Return to World Doubles Championships”
The seventeenth biannual World Squash Federation World Squash Doubles Championships will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois, for the first time in the tournament’s history, May 6-10, 2015.
The 2015 World Doubles Championships will, for the first time, feature World Squash Federation-accredited age-division championships—from 35+ and up—alongside the men’s, women’s, and mixed professional draws.
Ninety five of the world’s best hardball doubles players from 19 countries across the globe converged on New York to compete for the 2013 World Doubles Championships title.
The tournament saw home heroes Amanda Sobhy and Natalie Grainger take out the World Doubles women’s championship, Aussie all-star team Damian Mudge and Ben Gould added another trophy to their impressive collection in the men’s division, and another Australian victory by Paul Price and Narelle Krizek in the mixed division.
In the women’s draw semifinals, top seeded US team Grainger and Sobhy defeated England’s Tina Rix and Carrie Hastings, while Australians Narelle Krizek and Natarsha McElhinny were defeated by Canada’s Seanna Keating and Stephanie Hewitt, to make the 2013 World Doubles women’s championship final an all-North American affair. Continue reading “Nineteen countries compete for World Doubles victory”
All-star team Damien Mudge and Ben Gould have added another trophy to their impressive collection following the 2013 World Doubles men’s final on Monday night.
The Australian pair, who have dominated the pro doubles scene since they teamed up in 2010, defeated England’s Jonny P. Smith and Clive I. Leach in three breathtaking games to take out the Kellner Men’s Open division of the World Doubles tournament 15-8, 15-9, 15-9. Continue reading “World Doubles victory for Aussie all-stars”
The 2013 World Doubles Championships mixed finals played out on Saturday evening at the New York Athletic Club, with Australian team Paul Price and Narelle Krizek crowned the Richmond Mixed Open World Doubles champions.
The intense four-game match fell smoothly in favor of the Aussies in the first two games, 15-7, 15-6, but US opponents Preston Quick and Natalie Grainger climbed back in the third from 10-6 down to take the game 15-10. However the Americans narrowly missed out on evening up the stakes in the forth, going down 15-13 in a nail biting finish to the match. Continue reading “World Doubles Mixed Open Champions crowned”
The pair, who just weeks ago played against each other for the individual title of 2013 U.S. National Champion in the 2013 U.S. National Championships women’s final, were this time competing as a doubles team together against Canadians Seanna Keating and Stephanie Hewitt.
In the finals match, held at Brooklyn Heights Casino, the top seeded Grainger/Sobhy team comfortably defeated the number two seeds and defending champions Keating and Hewitt in three games, 15-7, 15-11, 15-7, to take out the title of Turner Women’s Open World Doubles Champions.