Century Doubles

The third-seeded team of William Villari and Eden Hardie (2nd from left and far right) needed five games to capture the Century Open title over the No. 4 seeds, Morris Clothier (far left) and his partner Charles Parkhurst. Clothier and Parkhurst had overcome a 2-1 deficit in the semis before punching their ticket to the finals over the top-seeded duo of James Heldring and jeff Stanly, while in the other semi, Villari and Hardie dropped the opening game en route to a four-game victory over the unseeded pair of Rob Hill and William Ullman.

The third-seeded team of William Villari and Eden Hardie (2nd from left and far right) needed five games to capture the Century Open title over the No. 4 seeds, Morris Clothier (far left) and his partner Charles Parkhurst. Clothier and Parkhurst had overcome a 2-1 deficit in the semis before punching their ticket to the finals over the top-seeded duo of James Heldring and jeff Stanly, while in the other semi, Villari and Hardie dropped the opening game en route to a four-game victory over the unseeded pair of Rob Hill and William Ullman.

The 2013 U.S. Century Doubles Squash Championships were held February 22-24, 2013 in New York City with Eben Hardie and William Villari winning the Century Open division.

As the name suggests, the tournament requires the combined age of each team’s players to equal 100 years or more.

128 amateur doubles players ages 21 to 85 participated in seven draws including Century Open, Century A, Century Grand Champions (80+), Century Legends (60+), Century Masters (70+), Century Women’s, and Century Mixed doubles.

For the third year in a row, Tony Ross and Scott Stoneburgh won the Century Legends division following a three-game final win over Kenneth Leung and Ryan O’Connell. Will Simonton and Michael McBean won their second Grand Champions division title, while Susan Rose and Susan Greene won in the Century Women’s division.

Palmer Page and Libby Welch defeated Meredeth Quick and E. Taylor Quick to win the mixed doubles final, while John Conway and Rick Wahlstedt took the Century A division title. In the Century Masters division final, Aaron Zimmerman and Bartlett Mc-Guire won in five games.

Matches were held at the University Club of New York, Union Club of New York, Racquet and Tennis Club, New York Athletic Club, and CityView Racquet Club.

Tournament director, Randy Goodleaf, said promoting doubles and trying to add more Century doubles categories were the most exciting part of the event.

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