Southeaster Squash Championships Recap

Hello Southeasterns’ Players,

“The more things change, the more things stay the same.”

Windy Hill Athletic Club

The 37th annual Southeastern Squash Championships introduced a brand new joint title sponsor, the Leavitt Group side-by-side with Nationwide Insurance. Mr. David Bridges of Leavitt Group is a familiar face to everyone in the squash community: an avid player, a former SESRA president, and now an enthusiastic and hopefully long-term sponsor of the original squash tournament ever held south of the Mason-Dixon line. David brings us a wealth of knowledge, both of business and squash, as well as an abundance of enthusiasm. And, “Nationwide is on our side!”

These Championships celebrated its 10th anniversary as the regional host of the US Squash National Skill Level Series. Windy Hill Athletic Club has been the chosen host for the regional championships from the inception of the program.

And, yet one more time, the Southeastern Championships witnessed the seemingly ineluctable march of our squash playing juniors through the ranks of the skill levels. Five of the six skill level champions were 18 years old or younger. Two of the finalists were also juniors. From the very first “SESRA” back in 1981, the annual Championships has served to build milestones for the rise through the ranks of Atlanta’s talented juniors. And now, in 2018, the quality and depth of the squash juniors has never been greater or more abundant. Youth will be served!

2018 Leavitt Group / Nationwide Southeast Skill Levels’ Champions!

3.5s Rick Byrd def. Claire Bergman, DF, due to injury
4.0s Zain Palanpur def. Mark Bertram, 8,9,8
4.5s Kunal Poddar def. Aaron Myerson, (7),2,7,(11),3
5.0s Tommy Rankin def. Paul Marotta, 2,7,10
5.5s Will Henden def. Vishan Patel, 10,(8),7,(7),13
W3.5s Hadley McClatchey def. Claire Bergman, 16,10,0-1 RET, due to injury

Thank you all for spending the weekend with us at Windy Hill.

Next up, the 2018 DragonDoc Championships in August.