2018 July

Double Down

by Amanda Sobhy Most of you know me as a professional singles player. However, what you may not know is that I love to play doubles. No, I’m not talking about doubles on a singles court. I am talking about good old-fashioned North American hardball doubles. I first learned the game when I was growing […]

Squash Faces in the Crowd in Sports Illustrated

Sobhy Makes Triumphant Return and Hanson Repeats at 107th National Singles

Above: Amanda Sobhy (r) clinched the National Singles title in her first career match against two-time finalist Reeham Sedky. by Chris McClintick March 10 is a date that will always have some negative association for Amanda Sobhy. It was on March 10, 2017, that the then twenty-three-year-old ruptured her Achilles tendon in a PSA final […]

Stefanoni Continues Streak with Third title; Mawji Tops Boys’ Field

Above: At just fifteen years old, Marina Stefanoni is already ranked No. 77 in the world professionally. by Chris McClintick Five past champions picked up another national title at the sixty-third National Juniors, four of which came in new age divisions. The girls’ U19 draw saw four 2017 World Juniors teammates—Marina Stefanoni, Elisabeth Ross, Laila […]

Hewitt Approaches Mateer’s Title Record; Evergreen Garno Matches Hahn’s Record

Above: (l-r) Ed Garno, the oldest man to ever win the men’s open draw at the National Doubles, cracked a cross-court while Steve Scharff, Alex Stait, and Zac Alexander watched in the finals of the men’s open draw. by James Zug The 2018 National Doubles came back to the game’s birthplace in Philadelphia in March.  […]

Harvard Women Prove Unbeatable; Trinity Men Capture 17th Title

by Dent Wilkens Photography by Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com The dominance of the 2017-2018 Harvard women’s team may best be contextualized by sophomore Amelia Henley’s position on the team. The Englishwoman had a robust squash resume coming into college: she had won the GU19 European Junior Championship and the GU17 British Junior Championship. Her first year […]

Mimicking the Pros

by Matt Lombardi Growing up as a sports-crazed kid, there were few things I enjoyed more than watching great athletes on TV and then running outside, while their images were still burned on my retina, and imitating their play. It was more than imitation—it was a form of possession. As I swished jump shots from […]

Will’s World: The Bull

By Will Carlin Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist, lived most of his adult life in France. Even during the Second World War, while the Germans occupied the city, Picasso remained in Paris. When Adolf Hitler became Germany’s dictator, his personal artistic preference was given the force of law, and Picasso’s style did not fit the […]