A Look Back: January 2020

[Above] Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine  December 1999 and February 2000
Jonathon Power is the only player to appear on a Squash Magazine cover twice in three months. Randall Scott took both photographs. The first article was a reprint and expansion of a profile by Canadian writer Bruce Grierson in Saturday Night magazine; the second was a report on the 2000 Tournament of Champions, which Power won for the third time in a row. Power lifted fifteen more PSA titles, the Commonwealth Games in 2002, five more Canadian nationals and was ranked world No. 1 for fourteen months before he retired in March 2006. Now forty-five, Power lives in Toronto with his wife and twelve-year-old daughter. He works on smart city infrastructure initiatives across Canada. He regularly plays squash on a court at his office and at the Badminton & Racquet Club near his home.

 

 

Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine February 2005
Jay Prince snapped the cover photo of Kristen Lange. The Seattle native steamrolled her way to the U.S. Junior Open GU17 title, outscoring her opponents 135-22. Lange went on to win the  GU19 title two years later. She played No. 1 for Penn for four years and then reached world No. 51 on the pro tour. After working at Access Academy in San Diego, Lange exchanged the squash court for the courtroom and went to law school at the University of Washington. Having graduated in 2018, Lange is now clerking for a state supreme court justice.

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Years Ago in Squash Magazine January 2010
A Jay Prince photo and article highlighted Olivia Blatchford Clyne’s win in the U.S. Junior Open GU19 draw. After losing two years in a row in the final, Blatchford Clyne, age sixteen, beat Amanda Sobhy in five games in the final. Since then, she has won the National Singles twice (and reached at least the semis every year), captured six PSA titles and medaled in three Pan Am Games. She has been ranked as high as world No. 12 and has been in the top twenty for nearly three years. In the summer of 2018, she married fellow pro Alan Clyne, and they divide their time between Edinburgh and Port Chester, NY.

 

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Five Years Ago in Squash Magazine February 2015
James Zug profiled Nicol David as she broke the all-time record for months ranked world No. 1. David relinquished her position at the top that September, after a total of 112 months. She won four more PSA titles, to notch eighty-one overall, as well as capturing her fifth Asian Games (on her thirty-fifth birthday) and her ninth Asian Championship. She retired in May last year after the British Open. Since then, she has been dividing her time between Malaysia and Colombia. Now thirty-six, she is running squash camps at Denison and Yale; speaking at conferences and leadership summits; founding, through the Nicol David Foundation and in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a girls after-school squash and education program in Kuala Lumpur; directing the It’s Mine campaign with the PSA; and continuing her #TheDreamRemains campaign, including hosting an exhibition and clinic last month in Malaysia.

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