Philadelphia-native Olivia Fiechter became the second American to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open presented by Truistjoining Amanda Sobhywhile the world’s top three-ranked men all exited the tournament Monday, October 4, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.

In one of the most dramatic quarterfinal rounds in U.S. Open history and with more than 500 spectators on hand, the world No. 20 harnessed the home crowd to confidently dispatch Belgium’s Nele Gilis 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 in thirty-seven minutes.

While the top three women’s seeds all advanced in three games, the same could not be said for the tournament's top three men seedsAli Farag, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Paul Collwho all bowed out.
More than three hundred SquashSmarts students, staff members, parents, donors, advisors and board members celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the award-winning Philadelphia urban squash and education program at the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist. The gathering was held at the newly-opened Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University.
The Arlen Specter US Squash Center held an official grand opening celebration Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Philadelphia. The ceremony, held during the 2021 U.S. Open, formally unveiled the world’s largest community squash center. Watch a replay of the ceremony in its entirety on the US Squash Youtube channel.

Watch the world's best squash players contest the U.S. Open semifinals at the Specter Center with general admission tickets available from $20 Tuesday, October 5. All matches will begin at 6pm ET.

U.S. Open Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
Members of the Pierce family gathered at the future home of the Pierce Family U.S. Squash Hall of Fame on the west mezzanine of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. The Hall of Fame will formally open in early 2022, and honor the sport's rich history and those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions on and off-court to help the game to grow and flourish in America.