Harlem’s StreetSquash earned the program’s seventh high school boys title, while the Bronx’s CitySquash successfully defended their high school girls title at the Squash & Education Alliance Team Nationals, February 10-12, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.
More than 450 players representing 22 programs from across the country competed in the nineteenth staging of the SEA Team Nationals across seven high school and middle school divisions. View all results on the SEA Team Nationals tournament page. View tournament photography by Rob White on the SEA Smugmug Page.
Both High School A division finals were determined by narrow 3-2 scorelines. In the girls final, top seeded CitySquash defeated two seeds Squash Haven with wins from Ashanti Amastal, Zoe Liu and Ariana Michaca.
The boys high school division A finals included first-time finalists Mission Squash from Houston, who upset two seeds CitySquash in the semifinals 3-2 courtesy of wins at the top three positions. In the final, it was the top seeds StreetSquash who took the title with wins from Thomas Overton III, Alassane Diakite and Mohamed Diakite.
Philadelphia’s SquashSmarts won the program’s first division A title in the Middle School girls division A. SquashSmarts, the top seeds, defeated Squash Haven 4-1.
CitySquash earned another title in the Middle School boys division A, defeating surprise finalists SquashDrive from Oakland 3-2.