Stoker & White Earn Second Mixed Doubles National Title

(l-r): Chris Longman, John White, Georgina Stoker, Lauren West

Philadelphia’s Georgina Stoker & John White fulfilled their top seeding to win their second consecutive U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship title together Sunday, April 30, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

View all results on the Mixed Doubles and Hardball Singles tournament page and images on the US Squash Smugmug Page.

Stoker & White entered the Mixed Doubles as the top seeds for the second year in a row and faced their first major challenge in the semifinals, where they had to come back from 2-1 down against Jeff & Lindsay Stanley to win 13-15, 15-13, 12-15, 15-11, 15-2. ‘

Stoker & White met Chris Longman & Lauren West in the final for the second year in a row after the two seeds progressed with a 3-1 semifinal win over three seeds Taylor & Katie Tutrone.

As in 2022, White & Stoker defeated Longman & West 15-14, 15-9, 10-15, 15-11.

David Rosen & Mary McKee earned their first mixed doubles title together in the 50+ division, edging runners up Patricia Wong & Christopher Haley in five games. McKee adds to her 2 previous 40+ titles, and Rosen to his previous Open and 4 40+ titles.

The 60+ final featured a five-game final with Susan Greene & Joseph Purrazzella claiming their first title together against Sara Luther & David Posner 15-6, 12-15, 15-8, 8-15, 15-7.

B division top seeeds David & Kaitlyn Vahlsing came back from 2-1 down against Penelope Furnas & Pierre Bastien to win the division 12-15, 15-13, 10-15, 15-14, 15-5.

The U.S. Hardball Singles Championships were held alongside the Mixed Doubles and fielded 60+ and 75+ divisions.

60+ top seed Gary Yeager needed five games in the semifinals against Paul Chan, and came back from 2-0 down in the final against Jon Saunders to win the title.

James Zug, Sr. topped the 75+ round robin without dropping a game while Tefft Smith placed second.