Navy Wins First Intercollegiate Doubles Title

As Philadelphia hosts the world’s best professional singles players in the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, the birthplace of squash doubles – Racquet Club of Philadelphia – and Germantown Cricket Club were home the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate Doubles Championships. For the third year in a row, the tournament was held as a part of the U.S. Open squash week. Twenty-four men’s, six women’s, and seven mixed teams came to fight on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Butcher-Ball Cup, the national tournament that was started in 1942 and revived in 1988. The tournament was presented by the U.S. Jesters Club.

On hand for the finals were a number of squash legends including national doubles champions Ralph Howe, Trevor McGuinness and Rich Sheppard as well as the U.S. representative of the Jesters Club Carter Fergusson.

Princeton University’s Maria Elena Ubina collected two winners trophies in her first mixed and women’s doubles final appearances, while the United States Naval Academy’s Hunter Beck and Andrew McGuinness – younger brother of Trevor – collected the service academy’s first-ever national individual title in an all-Navy final.

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