The US Junior Open came to a close today in Boston. Our UNSQUASHABLE junior ambassadors played well and fought hard to earn commendable results at the event.
Saran Nghiem lost in three closely contested games during the quarterfinals to third-seed and eventual champion Wong Heng Wai of Malaysia. In the 5-8 placing matches, she lost 13-11 in the fifth to Molly Stoltz of USA, placing her joint-6th in the tournament.
Charlie McCrone lost out on a place in the quarters but played well to comeback from a set down in the 9-16 playoffs. She beat Elise Kang of USA 5-11, 11-7, 11-5, 15-13. She then played American Alexandra Jaffe and lost out after four closely contested games. She finished the tournament in joint-11th place.
In the headlining Boys’ Under-19 event, Max Forster played through five rounds of intense matches to meet compatriot Sam Todd in the all-English final. However, he was unable to claim the title, losing 11-6, 11-3, 11-2 in a little over half an hour.
We would like to congratulate all players on their performance at the tournament and cheer them on to greater achievements in the future.
Charlie McCrone, Max Forster and Saran Nghiem use the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com