The opening day of the 2023 U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships staged the first two rounds of play with fifteen of the sixteen seeds advancing to the quarterfinals Wednesday, April 24, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.
The opening rounds proved to be routine for the favored quarterfinalists with all but two advancing in three games.
The lone upset of the day saw Penn’s Dillon Huang defeat eight seed Alvin Heumann in a close three games 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 to reach his maiden nationals quarterfinal.
U.S. junior finalist Hollis Robertson took the opening game off four seed Faraz Khan, but the world No. 47 came back to advance in four games. Khan will face Andrew Douglas on Wednesday in a repeat of the 2018 quarterfinals, which Douglas won on his way to the finals.
Three sets of sisters entered the women’s draw and both the Sobhy and Stefanoni sisters advanced to the quarterfinals, while the Jaffe sisters exited in the round of sixteen.
One of the closes matches of the day saw eight seed Emma Trauber come back from 2-1 down against sixteen-year-old Eliza Schuster to set up her maiden quarterfinal appearance against world No. 5 Amanda Sobhy.
Eight quarterfinals will take center stage on both of the Specter Center’s glass courts from 4:30pm ET. Tickets and live streaming are available on ussquash.org/live. The quarterfinal broadcast will include guest commentary from players, coaches and special guests.