OTTAWA, ON, March 4, 2020 – The 2020 Canadian University and College Squash Championships are fast approaching, as 48 top student athletes from across the nation prepare for a chance at the title. The event takes place from March 6th to 8th, hosted exclusively by Mayfair Lakeshore Club in Toronto whose beautiful facility features 13 singles squash courts, stadium seating and a full courtside bistro.
The categories will include a Men’s Open, Men’s A, Women’s Open, Women’s A and Women’s B.
The Women’s draw is highlighted by Sam Cornett, a Canadian icon in Women’s squash and a four-time national champion. She has represented the nation at many team events over the years, including multiple Pan Am Games and World Team Championships. She recently brought home two silver medals, and one bronze, from the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Eager to challenge Sam for the title will be players including Amelia Knapp, Amy Commisso, Anika Alexander and Marlow Benson.
“I’m looking forward to a weekend of squash at Mayfair Lakeshore. I’ve always watched friends play in the University and College Championships and I’m pleased to partake myself,” said Sam Cornett. “It will be refreshing to play new competitors and see what talent lies in the post-secondary squash scene.”
The Men’s draw features last year’s Champion Mohanad Hekal, who will attempt to win back-to-back titles but will be contested by 2019 Runner-up David Mill who will be seeking redemption. The five-set marathon final between the two players had spectators on the edge of their seats last year. In addition to Hekal and Mill, this time around they will be challenged by many top competitors including Darosham Khan, Ravi Seth, Dominic Wren and more.
“I am excited to be participating in the 2020 Canadian University and College Championships as this will be my last year playing this tournament and representing my university as this is my last year of undergrad school. Last year I won the title and I will be defending it this year. I can see a strong lineup of players for this year’s tournament, which will make my title defense a challenging one, but nothing comes easy and I’m ready for the challenge,” said Mohanad Hekal.
“Mayfair Lakeshore is thrilled to be hosting the 2020 Canadian University and College Squash Championships,” said Head Squash Pro, Manu Dutt. “We look forward to welcoming Canada’s best student squash players to our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Toronto.”
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Draws & Start Times: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/11237/info
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