Tag Archives: Donna Urquhart

  • PSA December Rankings: El Welily & Gawad both World. No 2

    The December 2016 rankings marks a first for #TeamHarrow, as two ELITE Team Members have risen to World. No 2! In the women's rankings, Raneem El Welily is second in the world, while Karim Abdel Gawad is World No 2 for Men.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    Also in the top 10 for Women are Amanda Sobhy and Omneya Abdel Kawy.  Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, Heba El Torky, and Donna Urquhart round out the top 20.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    In the men's rankings, Marwan ElShorbagy rose one position from last month, up to number 6. Also in the top 20 are Tarek Momen and Ryan Cuskelly.

    Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • Harrow ELITE Team at WSF World Doubles Squash Championship

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    Taking place August 15 - 18 in Australia, 2016's WSF World Doubles Squash Championship will feature 5 #TeamHarrow players--Ryan Cuskelly, Joshna Chinappa, Rachael Grinham, Alan Clyne, and Donna Urquhart. Cuskelly, Grinham, and Urquhart all hail from Australia, making it an especially momentous competition for the trio.

    Check back for coverage of the event. Good luck to all and GO #TEAMHARROW!

  • ATHLETE NEWS - JULY 2016

    ANNIE AU - 2016 WOMEN'S HONG KONG NATIONALS CHAMP

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    HARROW ELITE TEAM'S ANNIE AU BECAME THE 2016 WOMEN'S HONG KONG NATIONALS CHAMPION. THIS WIN MARKS THE 5TH CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FOR AU. TAKING PLACE JUNE 13 - 18 AT THE HONG KONG SQUASH CENTRE IN HONG KONG, ANNIE BEAT JOEY CHAN 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8. WORLD.

    LJ ANJEMA RETIRES

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    After a stellar 15-year professional squash career, Harrow ELITE Team member Laurens Jan Anjema announced his retirement from professional squash on June 28th. The 33-year-old Dutchman had a triumphant career, lifting 12 titles and becoming the highest ranked Dutch player of all time.  A ten-time Dutch champion with his most recent win this past February, LJ reached a career high ranking of World No. 9 in 2010.

    To celebrate LJ's fantastic career- An Exclusive New Racquet Designed by Anjema

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    HARROW SIGNS PLATFORM TENNIS #1

    On July 1st, #1 American Platform Tennis player Drew Broderick signed with Harrow. As part of our partnership, Broderick will wear Harrow apparel and accessories and has chosen the Ballistic paddle for competitive play. With over 30 titles to his name, including 3 APTA National championships (2012, 2015, 2016) Drew is one of the most accomplished players in an era of increased competition. Check out Harrow's full line of Paddles:
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    JOSHNA CRACKS THE TOP 10

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    With the announcement of the PSA rankings on July 1st, #TeamHarrow's Joshna Chinappa achieved a career high ranking--No. 10 in the world. Joshna is only the second Indian female player in history to crack the top 10. Elsewhere in the top 10 are ELITE Team players Raneem El Welily at No.3, Amanda Sobhy at No. 7, and Omneya Abdel Kawy at No. 8. Congrats to all!

    HARROW PLAYERS AT HONG KONG OPEN

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    RELEASED TODAY, THE DRAW FOR THE OPENING TOURNAMENT OF THIS YEAR'S PROFESSIONAL SQUASH ASSOCIATION SERIES INCLUDES TWELVE MEMBERS OF HARROW'S ELITE TEAM IN THE FIRST ROUND.  TAKING PLACE AUGUST 23RD, THE HONG KONG OPEN FEATURES THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE WORLD AND IS IN IT'S 31ST YEAR.
    First Round players include Heba El Torky, Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Amanda Sobhy, Donna Urquhart, Rachael Grinham, Raneem El Welily, Leo Au, Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, and Ryan Cuskelly.
  • Draw for 1st PSA Tournament Announced - 12 Players From #TeamHarrow !

    Released today, the draw for the opening tournament of this year's Professional Squash Association Series includes twelve members of Harrow's ELITE Team in the first round.  Taking place August 23rd, the Hong Kong Open features the top players in the world and is in it's 31st year.

    For these elite players, Hong Kong marks the first step in the long journey to the World Series in Dubai at season's end, June 5-9 2017. Only the top 8 men and women in the world make it to Dubai, with points accumulating the moment they hit the court in Hong Kong.

    Check out all the #TeamHarrow players in the first round:

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    [ ELITE Team member Amanda Sobhy ]

    Women's First Round Draw

    [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Heba El Torky (EGY)

    [Qualifier] v [11] Annie Au (HKG)

    [10] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v [Qualifier]

    Line Hansen (DEN) v [8] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)

    [7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) v Joey Chan (HKG)

    [16] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v Donna Urquhart (AUS)

    Rachael Grinham (AUS) v [3] Raneem El Welily (EGY)RyanC

    ELITE Team's Ryan Cuskelly

    Men's First Round Draw

    Leo Au (HKG) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)

    Borja Golan (ESP) v [7] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)

    [5] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]

    Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v [Qualifier]

  • Harrow Sports Athlete Raneem El Welily Crowned 2016 Windy City Open Champion

    Professional Squash World No. 3 Triumphs at WCO Two Years in a Row

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    Harrow Sports is proud to announce that Harrow Elite Team member; Professional Squash player Raneem El Welily is the 2016 Windy City Open (WCO) Champion. Making history at the 2015 Windy City Open World Series Event as the first Egyptian woman to win the title, Raneem became the defending champion late Wednesday evening in Chicago at the Professional Squash Association sanctioned tournament. In an impressive 3-1 triumph over winner of the most recent World Series event, Nour El Sherbini, Raneem came from behind to win in four games, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6. Raneem uses Harrow’s Vapor Squash Racquet.

    Ranked third in the world, this victory marks a return to form for the 27-year-old. It is the first PSA World Title for Raneem since September 2015, when she was ranked No. 1 in the world.

    Raneem had this to say: “I’m lost for words right now…I never thought I’d be No.1 after winning here last year so I’m just going to take it one step at a time. It’s all about baby steps and taking it one match and one point at a time. That’s the strategy. I need to work hard to make sure I have that same attitude and hunger on court for the rest of the season.”

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    Raneem is a member of Harrow Sports’ ELITE Team; made up of the top Professional Squash Players from around the world. Raneem turned profession in 2002, winning the World Junior Championship in 2005 and 2007 before going on to win her first senior Tour title in 2009. Raneem continued to rise in the ranks, reaching World No. 2 in 2012, and completing the most successful year of her career in 2015; winning the Tournament of Champions, the Windy City Open, and the Alexandria International to close the gap and claim the No.1 spot in the world. She was named the PSA Women’s Player of the year for the 2014/15 season and in 2016, is ranked currently ranked No.3 in the world.

    Harrow ELITE Team Members that also competed in the 2016 Windy City Open include Alan Clyne, Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Leo Au, Ryan Cuskelly, Chris Hanson, Heba El Torky, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Samantha Teran, Fiona Moverley, Hania El Hammamy, Low Wee Wern, Donna Urquhart, Amanda Sobhy, Salma Hany Ibrahim, Annie Au, and Nele Gilis. Congratulations to all!

    Shop Raneem's Harrow’s Vapor Squash Racquet and the full Harrow Squash Racquet Collection.

  • @HARROWSPORTS TOP POSTS - JANUARY

     

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    Harrow created the Custom Men's Hockey Jerseys for Hamilton College's Pink The Rink promotion for cancer awareness at the game, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.
    Click [ HERE ]  to see how you can donate to the American Cancer Society

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    Learn More about Harrow's Custom Jerseys  [ HERE... ]

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    We let Harrow ELITE Team Athlete Amanda Sobhy take over our Instagram for the Harrow Greenwich Invitational January 23 - 25

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    SObhy[ CLICK HERE ] to see more of Amanda's Posts

    We also teamed up with Beyond Sticks for a Harrow Field Hockey gear giveaway during the Jonas Blizzard! Here's the winning photo:Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 9.47.17 AMScreen Shot 2016-01-28 at 9.44.50 AM

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  • Harrow ELITE TEAM Dominates at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions

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    This year’s international J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions was history-making in two ways. 1. It’s the first time the tournament has offered parity for the men’s and women’s prize fund (an all-time tournament high at $150,000 to each champ) 2. Harrow’s own Amanda “The Beast” Sobhy became the first American-born athlete ever to make it to the finals [Read more here…]. The rest of #teamharrow athletes blanketed the Qualifying and Main Draw rounds, making a strong showing in both the men’s and women’s matches.

    Here’s a recap:

    Harrow Squash ELITE TEAM Men:

    • In the qualifying rounds, Harrow’s Alan Clyne (SCO) bt. Joe Lee (ENG) 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 6-11, 3-11) but lost to #12 Seed, Nasir Iqbal (PAK) in the next round.
    • In Round 1 of the Main Draw, Leo Au (HKG) bt. Gregoire Marche (FRA) 3-0 (11-6,11-9,11-7) and was out in Round 2 against Borja Golan (ESP).
    • Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-8) but got knocked out in Round 2 by #2 Seeded Nick Matthew (2).
    • Round 2 saw two Harrow athletes battle, 8th Seeded Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) vs. Ryan Cuskelly (AUS). ElShorbagy bt. Cuskelly 3-1 (12-10, 12-14, 11-9, 12-10).
    • The Quarter Final saw ElShorbagy face off with Karim Abdel Gawad’s opponent from the previous round, Nick Matthew. ElShorbagy was defeated 2-3.

    Harrow Squash ELITE TEAM Women:

    • In Round 1 Qualifying, #14 Seed Nikki Todd (CAN) bt. Olivia Fiechter (USA) 3-2  (6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5) but got knocked out in round 2 by #6 seed Misaki Kobayashi (JPN)
    • Round 2 Qualifying saw Harrow vs. Harrow in #14 Seed Samantha Teran (MEX) vs. #12 Seed Fiona Moverley (ENG). Teran prevailed beating Moverley 3-0  (11-9, 11-6, 11-8) but lost to #7 seed Nour El Sherbini (EGY) in Round 1 of the Main Draw.
    • Round 1 saw Rachael Grinham (AUS) lose to Delia Arnold (MAS) 3-1 and Donna Urquhart (AUS) beat by Camille Serme (FRA) 3-10.
    • #9 Seed Annie Au (HKG) beat Joey Chan (HKG) 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 12-10) and went on to lose to Nicole David in Round 2, 0-3.
    • Round 1 pitted ELITE TEAM Players, #5 Seed Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt. Low Wee Wern (MAS) 3-2 (11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6) while fellow ELITE player Joshna Chinappa (IND) beat Kanzy Emad El Defrawy 3-2 (11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 7-11). In round 2, Omneya would beat Joshna 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-9) and then lose to Nicole David in the Quarter Finals, 2-3.
    • Heba El Torky (EGY) advanced to round 2, beating #12 Seed Joelle King (NZL) 3-1 (9-11,11-5,12-10,11-9) then losing to #8 Seed Nouran Gohar (EGY) in Round 2.
    • Round 1 of the Main Draw also saw #1 Seed and 2015’s Champion, ELITE Team member Raneem El Welily defeat Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1 (11-6,11-6,11-5) and #10 Seed Amanda “The Beast” Sobhy beating Deon Saffery (WAL) 3-0 (5-11,4-11,9-11). They would face off in Round 2, with Sobhy winning 3-1 (5-11, 11-6, 5-11, 6-11) and going on to victories in the Quarter Final (beating Alison Waters (ENG 3-0) and Semi Final (beating Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0), placing 2nd overall.
  • Congratulations to Donna Urquhart!!

    Australia’s Donna Urquhart won her first title on the women’s professional squash tour since April last year when she beat Danish number one Line Hansen in straight games to win the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong on Sunday.

    Urquhart was in total control throughout as she disposed of Hansen 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 in an impressive display.

    The 25-year-old has been in great form of late, including a first ever win over fellow Australian Rachael Grinham at last month’s Australian Open.

    She followed that up by reaching the quarter-finals of the Matamata Open in New Zealand the following week.

    Urquhart went into the Hong Kong tournament as firm favourite and didn’t disappoint, dropping only one game on her way to her seventh career title.

    She now has a week’s break before the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, where she will play Czech Lucie Fialova in the first round.

    Semi-final results – prefix denotes seeding

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    1-Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt 3-Line Hansen (DEN) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6

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