Okonkwo, Fazzinga and Stoddard Earn First and Second Place Finishes at Junior Doubles

Oscar Okonkwo, Grace Fazzinga and Alexandra Stoddard all recorded first and second place U19 finishes in the U.S. Junior Doubles, while Will Newman & William Newton, and Ava Lin Jr celebrated their maiden titles Sunday, April 7, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

The 2024 U.S. Junior Doubles Championships featured eight divisions and was co-hosted by the Specter Center and Wilmington Country Club in Delaware. View all results on the Junior Doubles tournament page. Tournament photography is available on the US Squash Smugmug page.

Okonkwo & Fazzinga–the Mixed three seeds seeds–pulled off a dramatic five-game final comeback against four seeds Wenqing Tang & Alexandra Stoddard 9-15, 14-15, 15-13, 15-7, 15-14.

BU19 three seeds Newman & Newton took out the top two seeds on their way to their maiden Junior Doubles title. Newman & Newton upset top seeds Jack Elriani & Omair Athar in a four game semifinal, then clinched the title against two seeds Okonkwo & Henry Raine 15-9, 15-14, 7-15, 15-13.

After topping their respective round robins, Stoddard & Lin Jr won the GU19 title against Fazzinga & Charlotte Pastel 9-15, 15-5, 15-11, 15-6.

Kaitlyn Vahlsing was the only player to take home two national titles in the GU17 and Mixed U17 divisions. Vahlsing & Caitlin Buford broke a three way-tie in a three team round robin with a difference of five total game points with Isa Matuch & Beatrice Bullitt placing second.

Vahlsing then lifted the Mixed U17 title with Reed Morris, defeating Buford–her GU17 partner–& Yaseen Shalaby in a four-game final.

2024 U.S. Junior Doubles Champions:
Will Newman & William Newton
GU19: Migyu Kim & Calla Yim
MU19: Grace Fazzinga & Oscar Okonkwo
BU17: Christian Wee & Ethan Chan
GU17: Kaitlyn Vahlsing & Caitlin Buford
MU17: Kaitlyn Vahlsing & Reed Morris
BU15: Johnny Wyant & Vance Daggett
MU15: Amelia Rutherford & Peter Pierce