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2011 US Nationals

Atlanta National Champions: Gough and Hardie

May, 2011

Atlanta’s Michael Gough won the national 70s title at the U.S. Masters in March. Gough defeated longtime rival Warren Young in three to gain his 5th national title.

Eben Hardie and partner Jamie Heldring repeated as national 50s doubles champions, coming from the second seed slot to defeat Canadians Fred Reed and Alan Hunt in the final: 11,11,4.

Back in the age group singles, LifeTime pro Andre Maur finished third in the 45s, losing in the semis to rival Dominic Hughes and defeating Garrett Beeson in three for the third slot. Also in the 45s, Charlotte’s Geoff Roper lost to Portland’s Sean Ryan in four in the second round.

In the 60s, Michael Kilgallon lost in four to eventual champ Don Sheer from Sedona, AZ.
In the women’s 55s, Charleston’s Pat Millman finished third, running off two wins before losing to champion Elaine Hinnegan in four.

U.S. Squash also introduced a new format for the Skill Level Championships, consisting of a required regional qualifier for the tournament. Held this year at LifeTime Fitness in John’s Creek, the qualifier produced several local champions who went on to challenge at the nationals

L to R above: Lifetime regional winners Stewart Cheung, Prashant Devaraju, Usma Saleem

L to R above: LifeTime regional winners David Lewin, Justin Mather, Bupe Mulumba

In the national 3.0s, Prashant Devaraju lost in the second round to Janvier Chalopin in three.
In the 3.5s, Rob Armstrong lost his first round match in four to Chris Ensey of Baltimore. Durham, N.C.’s Nasim Maimoon dropped his second round match to Yen Tan in three.

In the 4.0s, Charleston’s David Lewin finished third, winning two rounds before dropping to national winner John Ghublikian from Dorchester Mass, 7,(7),5,(6),6. Also, Pritesh Patel dropped his first round match against Ghublikian in three.

In the 4.5s, Chattanooga’s Markus Englemann finished third, losing to Max Reed in the semis.
In the 5.0s, Atlanta’s junior Arhum Saleem played a tough five game match against John Sayward, (7),(9),7,11,3.

In the 5.5s, Justin Mather wore out Zach Bradley from Baltimore before falling (9),9,(8),8,10 in the first round. Bradley went on to finish third.

In the women’s 3.0, Uzma Saleem finished fourth, winning her first round match against Dorothy Kim. Catherine Cobb played a tough four game contest against Sara Smyth.

In the national juniors, Atlanta’s competitive junior family, the Saleems, took on the world at the U.S. Junior Championships at Yale in March.

Arhum, in the BU17, won two matches before dropping to Hayes Murphy of Greenwich after a grueling 5-gamer against Atticus Kelly of Hartford.

In the BU19, Danial Saleem won his first match, but dropped to third place finisher Nicholas Schreiber of Philadelphia. In its fourth year of recognition, the William T. Ketcham Award, which acknowledges one female and one male ranked junior squash competitor who have demonstrated tremendous dedication and growth throughout the season, honored Danial and Sabrina Sobhy of Sea Cliff, NY for their on-court improvement. He’ll be going to Columbia University in NYC in the fall.

Danial Saleem receives the William T. Ketcham award from US Squash at Yale

Also in the 19s, Nabil Saleem was stopped by Thomas Dembinski in three in the first round. Nabil, 40th in the BU19, is headed to Bates College in Lewiston, Maine this fall.

Also, Atlanta junior Neel Swami is off to Brown in Providence, RI this fall. Lots of SESRA squash yet to come at the collegiate level.