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Mudge & Gould win the 10th Anniversary Maryland Club Event

2013 World Doubles champions Damien Mudge & Ben Gould have won the 2013 Maryland Club Open at the Maryland Club in Baltimore on the tournament’s tenth anniversary—their first title of the 2013-2014 Squash Doubles Association season in the first full ranking tournament of the season.

The Australian, joint-SDA world No. 1s did not drop a game on their way to the Maryland Open title, which included the world’s top eight squash doubles players.

Although the top half of the twelve-team draw went according to seeding with Mudge & Gould meeting four seeds Manek Mathur & Yvain Badan in the semifinals, the bottom half of the draw did not with both the two and three seeds exiting the tournament in the quarterfinals.

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Smith and Nanda clinch the SDA Charlottesville Challenger season opener

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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World’s first all-glass hardball doubles court a hit with the pros

Article courtesy of U.S. Squash

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

Mudge And Gould Power Their Way To Men’s World Doubles Crown

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