Apr. 12, 2017: This weekend of April 7th, seven talented squash players from Bronxville traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the U.S. Squash Junior Silver Championships.
The players from Bronxville represented at the silver nationals were Ben Korengold and Thomas Sheumack (Boys Under 13), Ellie Clifford (Girls Under 13), Lainey Neild (Girls Under 15), Justin Barr (Boys Under 15), Sam Charlton (Boys Under 17), and Hadley Barr (Girls Under 19).
It was a great weekend of squash for the Bronxville players, with particularly outstanding results for Ellie Clifford, who won the Girls Under 13 division. Ellie won her semifinals in a hard-fought five-game match against Aditi Purushothaman of Cincinnati. She advanced to the finals, winning that match in three and finishing #1 overall.
Justin Barr, Lainey Neild, and Hadley Barr also had outstanding results. Justin won the consolation in his age division, finishing ninth overall. Hadley made it to the finals of the consolation in her age division, falling in a hard-fought four-game match and finishing tenth overall. Lainey made it to the semifinals of the consolation in her age division, finishing 11/12 overall.
Other notable results include Ben Korengold, who finished in the top 16 of his age division, and Thomas Sheumack and Sam Charlton, who finished in the top 24 of their age divisions.
All in all, Bronxville once again showed its prowess in the junior squash world.
Pictured here (rotating): Some of the Bronxville squash players who played in the U.S. Junior Silver Championships.
Photos contributed by parents