Team USA concluded the inaugural Junior Pan American Games by upsetting the top two seeds, Ecuador and Mexico, to earn the women’s team gold medal, adding to Marina Stefanoni’s individual gold Wednesday, December 1, in Cali, Colombia. The first-of-its-kind U23 tournament showcased forty-one Pan American nations competing in thirty-nine sports. Marina Stefanoni now qualifies for the quadrennial 2023 Pan American Games individual competition as a result of her individual gold medal.

“It’s incredible to see squash being showcased at an event like this, so I am glad that I was able to be a part of this tournament,” said Marina Stefanoni, who celebrated her nineteenth birthday this week. “Thank you to everyone who helped send us to Cali, Colombia and thank you to all supporting staff and organizers at the event–we could not have felt more welcome.”

“Given the circumstances we are in, the girls handled everything really well,” said Scott Devoy, U.S. Head Coach. “As a team we knew that this was about playing to the level we knew we were capable of; not worrying about who was seeded above us, controlling the things we could control and ultimately that was more than enough to achieve the success we did. On and off court this was a great team and a really good representation of what US Squash should be. Huge thanks to US Squash and the USOPC for all the efforts in making this trip possible.”
The first U.S. Junior Squash Championships held since March 2019 produced a new generation of champions with eight first-time winners, while Marina Stefanoni ended her junior career with a record-equalling fourth junior national title Sunday, November 21, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center and Merion Cricket Club in Philadelphia.

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) announced Monday, November 29, that the 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Championship—scheduled to take place December 7-12—has been cancelled.

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center welcomed Mark Talbott—one of the most influential figures in U.S. squash history and the Stanford Head Coach—to the facility to celebrate the naming of the Specter Center court 7 in his honor.

The final set of matches before teams focus on final exams and recharging during winter break occur over the next week and a half. For many teams, however, there is no coasting into the break with several close matches scheduled during this weekend alone.

As expected, the Philadelphia metropolitan area was the headlining location for the closest-contested college squash action over the weekend. The excitement carried over from the first couple weekends of the season, with several well-fought matches throughout the schedule.

Mike Ferreira & James Bamber won their partnership’s second SDA title and first since the 2020 Ox Ridge Open in January 2020 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club Open Sunday, November 21, in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

The Women's Pro Doubles Tour stops at the Westchester Country Club this weekend, December 3-5. Follow the action live on

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Six sets of siblings placed in the top three at National Juniors including Lucie and Marina Stefanoni, Hollis, Hart and Whit Robertson, Samantha and Alexandra Jaffe, Rishi and Neil Srivastava, Christian (pictured) and Carlton Capella, and Charlotte and Vivienne Sze. The Capellas and Szes both took home two titles each.