After four days of intense competition, our Canadian players will be returning home from the 2019 U.S. Junior Open, held from December 14th to 17th at Harvard, MIT, Phillips Academy Andover, and Northeastern University, in the greater Boston area.
The event is one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the world, known for the large number of participants, with the 2019 edition joining 762 players from 43 different countries.
Approximately 70 Canadians were in attendance, all displaying great performances in their respective categories and many achieving impressive final placements.
Top Canadian Results:
- Boys U11
- Kent Rawlins (9th Place) and Baker Felesky (18th Place)
- Boys U13
- Weihan Wang (18th Place) and Arham Izhar (25th-32nd Place)
- Boys U15
- Jacob Lin (9th Place)
- Boys U17
- Amin Khan (21-24th Place) and Christian Yuen (25th-32nd Place)
- Boys U19
- Abdelrahman Dweek (7-8th Place) and Maaz Mufti (18th Place)
- Girls U11
- Melody Farhang Nia (11-12th Place) and Veera Dhaliwal (13-16th Place)
- Girls U13
- Rachel Dirks (18th Place) and Keira Hickox (19-20th Place)
- Girls U15
- Iman Shaheen (6th Place) and Grace Huang (21-24th Place)
- Girls U17
- Jana Dweek (7-8th Place), Molly Chadwick (9th Place), and Sarah Cao (13-16th)
- Girls U19:
- Hannah Guthrie (37-40th Place)
“I had a decent run at the US Junior Open. Fell short in the quarterfinals to the number 2 seed. It was a tough match; he had the edge over me in the end. The event was extremely well run, and the volunteers and organizers did an outstanding job. I have one more US Junior Open left before I age up, so hopefully I can win the event next year. Aside from losing in the quarters, I am happy to say, I got accepted and will be attending University of Pennsylvania next fall! I am very excited to join the Penn squash team, and I look forward to competing with the team next year.” – Abdelrahman Dweek, Boys U19 Quarterfinalist
“The US Junior Open was such a fun tournament to go to because I got to play people from around the world that I’ve never met before! Also, the coaches and players were absolutely amazing; there are people who cannot be credited enough with how much they contribute to the team. Every one of the players are so supportive of one another and I’m so happy to be a part of that!” – Iman Shaheen, 6th Place in Girls U15 and Canada’s top finisher in all age categories
Congratulations to all players!
Full Results: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/10486/entrants