Jonny Smith and Raj Nanda have won the inaugural Charlottesville Challenger $15,000, their first SDA title since pairing up to claim the 2010 Pittsburgh Cup as the Squash Doubles Association welcomed two new doubles courts to the professional circuit during the McArthur Squash Center Grand Opening Festival of Squash at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Smith and Nanda, world No. 13 and 21, entered the draw as three seeds and defeated first round opponents Graham Bassett and Ian Power in four games 15-11, 15-10, 10-15, 15-9 to set up a semifinal match against Chris Walker and Hamed Anvari who upset two seeds former PSA world No. 1 John White and world No. 12 John Russell in a five game, quarterfinal match 15-13, 13-15, 14-15, 15-13, 15-11.
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The world’s first all-glass hardball doubles court has officially been given the nod of approval by the world’s top players, during the first ever professional event to be held on the court and simultaneously live streamed to fans watching from afar.
The Elmaleh Classic invitational pro event was contested on the new court at the National Squash Academy (NSA) in Toronto, Canada, alongside a pro-am event named the Hogtown Rumble. Continue reading
In an overwhelming display of relentless firepower and ruthless efficiency, the top-seeded defending-champion Australians Damien Mudge and Ben Gould defeated British stars Clive Leach and Jonny Smith 15-8, 9 and 9 Monday night at Racquet & Tennis in mid-town Manhattan in the final round of the biennial Netjets World Squash Doubles Championships. It was actually the third straight time that Gould won this event (also in 2009 with Paul Price) and a record fourth overall title for Mudge, whose 2002 and 2004 editions he had earned with Gary Waite. Continue reading