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  • 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.

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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 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.
  • World Open Squash 2011 Wrap Up

     
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    The 2011 World Squash Open ended at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam, the Netherland’s City of Sports yesterday with Malaysia’s Nicol David and England’s Nick Matthew taking top honors on the awards podium—but before they got there, they had to put up quite a fight against a few of Harrow’s own.
    It all began during round one where Raneem El Weleily (EGY) and Kasey Brown (AUS) both swiftly won their respective matches to meet each other in round two. But despite El Weleily’s well-known ability to play the angles of the court to her advantage, it was Brown who remained victorious 4/11, 11/7, 11/3, 6/11, 11/8.
     
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    But, unfortunately for Brown, the quarter-finals was where her journey ended, which was a few steps further than that of Omneya Abdel Kawyu (EGY) who fell in round one to Egypt’s Kanzy El Dafrawy. But David admits going against Brown was not easy.
    “The score doesn’t reflect how hard it was out there,” said David on the World Open Squash official website. “It was maybe 3-0, but it felt more like 5 or 6 games actually. Kasey had a very hard game yesterday, but still, she is such a strong player. She has stepped up her game so much, if you lower your guard ever so slightly, she gets on it.”
     
    Teran and Grinham, Round 2

    Meanwhile, Samantha Terán (MEX) was busy moving through the ranks past Tesni Evans (WAL)—11/5, 11/3, 11/7; Rachael Grinham (AUS) –4/11, 11/2, 11/3, 12/10; and Dipika Pallikal (IND)—11/6, 11/8/ 11/9 to meet Jenny Duncalf (ENG) in the semi-finals. Duncalf managed to score 11/9, 11/4, 11/7, which put her in front of David who ended up taking home her sixth World Open Squash Title.

    As for the men, Chris Ryder (ENG) might have lost to Olli Touminen (FIN) in round one—8/11, 11/4, 11/4, 11/4—but he didn’t lose his sense of humor.
    “Off for my ‘loser burger’. Maybe a shandy too. Every cloud [has a silver lining]…” he posted on his Twitter page shortly after the match.
    Overall, Harrow’s-sponsored players put on a good show and will continue to do so as both the WISPA and PSA world tours move forward

     

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