Dylan Muldoon and his No. 18 nationally ranked Bates Men's Squash teammates swept six matches on its way to an 8-1 road victory over No. 31 Wesleyan.
First-year student Muldoon took care of business at the No. 8 positions winning 3-0, Muldoon would record a 11-4, 11-2, 11-2 win over Premchai Bunsermvicha.
Friday, January 19, 2018
International Squash Returns to Bermuda
Franklin & Browne
International Professional Squash returns to Bermuda next month with the Men’s and Women’s Bermuda Open 2018, an official stop on the PSA Pro World Tour.
The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association launched the event today with news that 35 professional players from all over the world will be in Bermuda competing from February 26th to March 2nd for $10’000 in prize money.
BSRA Director of Squash, Patrick Foster said, “We are all really excited. It started off as a simple idea to host a small men’s event to support our two touring Bermudian pro squash players Micah Franklin and Noah Browne however, the idea just took off! The financial support kept coming in and the next thing you know we are able to host a larger men’s event than expected and a women’s event too! The standard of play will be amazing. We have never had a pro women’s event in Bermuda so are really excited by that. The whole week is just going to be phenomenal for squash”
Top seed for 16 player Women’s draw is Canadian World #53 Nikki Todd who will face strong competition from a field of players including Alex Fuller of South Africa, Catalina Pelaez of Columbia, Emilia Soini from Finland, Scottish star Alison Thompson as well as players from Brazil, Nederland’s, Guyana and Egypt.
Bermuda’s sole representative in the Women’s draw is WR# 208 Rachel Barnes who is drawn against WR#95 Anna Kimberley of England in the opening round on February 27th at 7.00pm. She was upbeat about her chances
Foster continued, “I’m nervous but excited, it didn’t really matter who I was drawn against as they are all great players. I’m just working hard and hoping to put up a good performance and see if I can pick off a couple of higher ranked players”
The larger draw size in the Men’s event sees play start on February 26th with a 16 man qualifying draw. This qualifying draw has 8 top local players including BSRA & Courthouse Pro’s Patrick Foster and Kristen Johnson compete against 8 PSA World ranked players from countries such as England, USA, Nigeria, Malaysia and Mexico. The winners of the initial matches must play again in a second round of qualifying to earn one of four spaces in the main draw.
The Bermuda Open 2018 Men’s main draw already has two Bermudian players confirmed in WR#188 Micah Franklin and WR#234 Noah Browne who secured their places based on impressive World rankings. Browne takes on WR#179 Kale Wilson from Trinidad for a place in the last 8 whilst Franklin must wait to find out which of the qualifiers he must face in the first round.
The Bermuda Open 2018 will be held entirely at the BSRA, Devonshire with matches start times varying through the week. Men’s Qualifying will be held throughout the day on February 26 with most of the remainder of the weeks play being held in the evening. For full details please visit www.bermudasquash.com
Tickets are available for all sessions for just $20pp per night and are available only at the BSRA. Visit the official Bermuda Open 2018 website for all event information www.bermudasquash.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Carrick Competes in Scottish Junior Open
Taylor Carrick recently competed in the 71st Scottish Junior Open Squash Championships at the Edinburgh Sports Club.
Carrick competing in the Boy’s Under 17 Division finished 14th after picking up 2 wins and 2 defeats.
Carrick would begin with a 3-2 win over Daniel O'Sullivan from Scotland. O’Sullivan won the first game 11-6, but Carrick would fightback to win the second game 11-8, Carrick would take a 2-1 lead when he won game three 11-9, but O’Sullivan would draw the game level at 2-2 winning the fourth game 11-3, Carrick would win the match winning the fifth game 11-7.
Carrick would fall 3-0 to the number 2 seed Adam Goad from England 11-7, 11-9, 11-8. Carrick would next fall 3-1 to Harry Jay Barron from Scotland, Barron would take a 2-0 lead after winning the first two games 11-5, 11-6, but Carrick would give himself a chance winning the third game 11-6, but Barron would close out the match winning the fourth game 11-7.
In his final game Carrick defeated Malik Abdul Moiez from Pakistan 3-0, Carrick would win 11-9, 11-6, 11-5.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Muldoon & Bates Fall to George Washington
Dylan Muldoon and his No. 18 Nationally ranked Bates Men's Squash teammates fell 9-0 to No. 11 George Washington at the Bates College Squash Center.
At the No. 9 position, first-year student Muldoon won his first game against Juan Laguna before dropping his match 3 – 1.
Muldoon won the first game 12-10, before Laguna would win the next three games 11-3, 11-8, 11-6.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Muldoon & Bates Get Back to Winning Ways
Dylan Muldoon’s first-year teammate Omar Attia rallied from two games down to win his match, clinching a 5-4 victory for the No. 18 nationally ranked Bates Men's Squash team over No. 21 Williams at the Bates College Squash Center.
Muldoon playing in the number 9 spot went down in a five setter 3 – 2 to Will Ruggiero.
Ruggiero won the first game 11-8, he would take a 2 – 0 lead winning the second game 11-7, but Muldoon would win the third game 11-7, before drawing level at 2 – 2 winning the fourth game 11-6, but Ruggiero would win a fifth game battle 12-10 to record the win.