Cross Courts’ Juniors Shine in Tournaments

Cross Courts Junior Winter Bronze Tournament

During the weekend of Dec 4th-6th, we hosted the Cross Courts’ Junior Winter Bronze event sanctioned by US Squash. Bronze tournaments are primarily for players relatively new to tournament squash who are interested in gaining ranking points towards a national ranking. Many of the seventy-six entrants were from the greater Boston area but we did have players from as far away as Maine and Texas!

Cross Courts’ players performed very well once again with Clara Lawry winning a very competitive and hard fought GU17 division. Ten-year-old Ben Gliklich played “up” and made the final of the BU15 division before losing in a brutal five-set match to his older, more experienced opponent. Eight-year-old Max Guo also had a very good tournament and made it all the way to the final of the BU11 division. It is amazing to think that he will still be eligible for BU11 in 2017!


Full results- Cross Courts’ players finishing in the top 10:

GU11 Shivani Gulati 3rd place

GU15 Tianna Issa 5th place

GU17 Clara Lawry 1st place

BU11 Max Guo 2nd place

Finn Gamble 7th place

BU13 Ian Milko 3rd place

John Ryan 7th place

BU15 Ben Gliklich 2nd place

Justin Zhu 7th/8th tie

Charlie Moore 7th/8th tie


Groton Gold Junior Tournament 2015


With Thanksgiving and turkey dinners in their rearview mirrors, 210 junior squash players descended on the Groton School. The Cross Courts’ Junior Academy was well represented with close to 30 players in the various age groups. The coaching staff led by Director of Squash Dan Sharplin was eager to see if the hard work accomplished in the fall would pay dividends at this tournament. The players did not disappoint and produced some fantastic results. Three players in particular stood out with great results. Charlotte Bell continued her stellar form in tournament play with a 3rd place finish in the GU13 division. Katerina Cummings had to endure physically draining three five-set matches in thirty-six hours resulting in her best tournament of the season so far by coming in 4th in the GU15 division. The best performance of the weekend belonged to Jack Bell who in his first event after completing varsity soccer commitments at Belmont Hill managed to make the final where he lost to the eventual winner and local rival Reg Anderson. En-route to the final, Jack was able to beat two players ranked #25 and #18 in the very strong BU19 division. Other notable performances included:


BU15 Joey Raskin-Lantos 5th place

GU13 Ellie Ackerman 6th place

GU13 Chelsea Cho 7th place

BU13 Jameson Mannix

BU15 Douglas Conigliaro 8th place

BU17 David Rubin 10th place

GU13 Sarah Stonestreet 10th place

GU19 Emily Woodworth


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