Berners Reclaim Parent-Child Open Title; McCarthy’s Earn First

(l-r): Robert Berner III, Robby Berner, Molly McCarthy, Peter McCarthy

Robby and Robert Berner III reclaimed the Father-Son Open national title two years after their first, while Peter & Molly McCarthy went one better after their 2023 Father-Daughter final appearance to earn their first national title at the Parent-Child Doubles, April 19-21, in Boston.

The nineteenth edition of the tournament was held at the University Club of Boston and Harvard Club of Boston. View all results on the Parent-Child Doubles tournament page. View tournament photography on the US Squash Smugmug page.

The Berners entered the eleven team draw as the top seeds and nearly exited in their first match against Edward and Hayes Murphy, which was decided by a simultaneous match ball in the fifth game. The Berners faced Scott & Hudson Poirier in the final after the Poiriers defeated the two and three seeds in the bottom half of the draw. The Berners went on to claim their second Father-Son Open title 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-12.

One year after falling short in the Father-Daughter final, the McCarthy’s secured their first national title together. The McCarthy’s topped the five-team round robin dropping just one game all tournament with William & Katherine Dowling placing second.

Andrew & Xan Matuch added to their Parent-Child title record with their third. The Matuchs captured the Father-Son 17 & Under title without dropping a game, while Charlie & Gordon Humber placed second. The Matuchs have now won titles in the 13 & Under, 15 & Under and 17 & Under divisions.

Charlie & Philip Barth III earned their first Parent-Child title together in the Century division. The Barths pulled off a perfect title run, topping the round robin without dropping a game. Ford & F. Manion placed second.