Parkhursts and Leonards Earn Top Honors at Parent-Child Doubles

(l-r): Henry Parkhurst, Charles Parkhurst, Kayley Leonard, Brian Leonard

Charles & Henry Parkhurst earned their second Father-Son Open national title–and first since 2017–while Brian & Kayley Leonard won their first Father-Daughter Open national title at the 2023 U.S. Parent-Child Squash Doubles Championships, April 21-23, 2023.

The eighteenth edition of the tournament was held at the Round Hill Club and Field Club of Greenwich in Connecticut. View all results on the Parent-Child Doubles tournament page. View tournament photography on the US Squash Smugmug page.

The Father-Son Open draw saw the top two seeds exit the draw in the semifinals. Four seeds Will & Anthony Hartigan came back from a game down to knock out top seeds Andrew & Maxwell Orr 9-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-9. In the bottom half of the draw, the three-seeded Parkhusts pulled off a five-game comeback against two seeds Michael & Ezekial Scherl 14-15, 10-15, 15-14, 15-11, 15-12. In the final, the Parkhursts captured the title 15-10, 15-12, 15-13.

The Hartigans tasted victory in the Century division where they defeated Ford & F. Stafford Manion in four games.

The Leonards entered the second staging of the Father-Daughter Open division as the top seeds and reached the final with a four-game semifinal win over four seeds Grand & Hallie Dewey. Canadians Peter & Molly McCarthy upset two seeds Rachel & Tom Mashek in the bottom half semifinal to reach the final. The Leonards edged a close final 13-15, 15-14, 15-5, 15-9 to win their first title in their first appearance.

Ilya & Maya Voloshin won a divisional title for the second year in a row, this time winning the Mixed Parent-Child U17 & Under in three games against John & Cooper Jessop.

Marty & Pippa Clark topped the Mixed Parent-Child 15 & Under round robin without dropping a game. Spencer & Taite Harman placed second.

Scott & Hudson Poirier successfully defended their Father-Son 17 & Under national title, and have now won titles in the U13, U15, and U17 divisions. The Poiriers defeated John & Cooper Jessup in the semifinals and upset top seeds Xan & Andrew Matuch in a close three game final 15-10, 15-12, 15-14.

The Father-Son U15 and U13 divisions both produced first-time champions. Charlie & Owen Roberson won their first national title in the Father-Son 15 & Under division, edging runners up Charlier & Gordon Humber in four games. Daniel & Elliot Veiner topped the U13 & Under round robin with Jack & Chandler Willett placing second.