The 2022 U.S. Doubles Championships produced familiar champions as Suzie Pierrepont & Narelle Krizek won their first national title together since 2010–and third overall, while the men’s trophy will have two new names in the form of Adam Bews & James Bamber who won their maiden title without dropping a game March 11-13, in Philadelphia.
The eighty-sixth edition of the National Doubles featured eighty-one teams competing competing across twelve divisions at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, Germantown Cricket Club and Cynwyd Club. The 2020 National Doubles marked the first time all six courts were live streamed. Watch all live stream replays on the US Squash Youtube Channel.
The men’s open draw played out in contrasting fashion in the top and bottom halves of the draw. The bottom half of the draw saw unseeded Lockie Munro & Lyell Fuller knock out four seeds Chris Hanson & George Lemmon to reach the semifinals, where they pulled off a third straight 3-0 win over two seeds Clinton Leeuw & Elroy Leong.
In the top half of the draw, Bews & Bamber comfortably progressed to the final with 3-0 wins including semifinal against four seeds Kyle Martino & Sam Khalifa. Bews & Bamber then sealed a perfect title run in the final 15-11, 15-8, 15-14 in forty-seven minutes.
In the women’s open draw, Pierrepont & Krizek rekindled their old professional partnership and provided a major five-game upset over two-time champion Georgina Stoker & Lauren West 13-15, 15-12, 15-12, 13-15, 15-10 in seventy-six minutes to top their pool and set up a final against defending champions Lume & Elani Landman.
The experienced tandem of Pierrepont & Krizek once again upset the seedings in Sunday’s final, dethroning the Landmans 10-15, 15-9, 15-12, 10-15, 15-11 in sixty-five minutes.
Pierrepont celebrates her third National Doubles title and first since 2017 with Meredeth Quick, while Krizek marks her fourth and first since 2014 with Stephanie Hewitt.
In addition to the open national champions and men’s A and B divisions, eight age division national champions were crowned
Fifteen years after winning the men’s open title in Philadelphia, Preston Quick & John Russell reunited to top the 40+ round robin with John White & Dave Rosen placing second.
Two-time Open champion Steve Scharff added another national doubles title to his name with 2020 40+ champion Nathan Dugan in the 45+ division. Douglas Hoffberger & William Gaynor produced a surprise runners up performance.
Chris Walker & Michael Puertas successfully defended their 50+ title together, dropping just one game all tournament to top the round robin with Scott Harrison & Christopher Haley placing second.
2018 50+ champions Jeff Stanley & William Ullman pulled off a perfect title run to win their first in the 55+ division with Todd Anderson and Thomas Harrity placing second.
Dominic Hughes & Richard Sheppard earned their fourth national title together in their third different division, defeating Charles Parkhurst & Robert Berner int he 60+ final.
Pete Bostwick won his third national title in a third different division and first with Robert Bolling, defeating Bruce Brickman & Steve Mandel in the 65+ final.
John Brazilian & Tim Griffin pulled off a dramatic comeback win in the 70+ final, saving a match ball in the fourth to defeat Palmer Page & Casey Mckee 14-15, 6-15, 15-10, 15-14, 15-12.
Fifty years after winning his first National Doubles title in the Open division, James Zug, Sr. won another without dropping a game with first-time partner Richard Rice.