As we roll into tournament week and the pros begin to trickle into town, there is a lot to look forward to.
The UR team members will need all the home support they can get so don’t forget to look up the schedule and be there. FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY:
Also on Friday, come out and “Meet the Players” after the first round of the main draw. The festivities begin at 8:00pm at 850 Highland Ave (the big green house at the corner of Highland and Clinton Ave. with the coolest sports bar in the basement) and is open to all players (pro and amateur), their hosts and spectators. A big thank you to the Behringers for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to the squash community. Food and drinks from On the Rocks, Mt. Hope Ave.
CITY TOURNAMENT DRAWS:
If you’ve already signed up for the city tournament, the draws will be posted on the website on Tuesday April 2nd. And if you haven’t, the signup deadline is March 31st. So sign up now!
Besides the strong Canadian and Mexican contingents, there will be a diverse array of young and upcoming squash talent on display from Sri Lanka, Botswana, Spain, Guatemala, Ireland, England, and South Africa.
The new and improved UR squash team also command a strong presence with a wildcard (Jim Bristow) in the main draw and five of the remaining Yellowjackets (Hameed Ahmed, Will Newnham, Fred Reid, Yohay Wakabayashi, Edwin Goncharuk) in the qualifier as locals.
So here is the schedule – come out, support your favorites and if you don’t have any yet, you will by the time this tournament is over. Experience professional level squash right here in Rochester!
Final player list has been announced – check out the final cut. This year, besides our own international squad of varsity players, the Rochester Pro will see players from Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Botswana, Guatemala, England, Sri Lanka, France, Spain, Ireland and Pakistan. Please contact us if you would like to host a player, there a few spots left. (Learn more about hosting a player.)