The 2016 NetSuite Open champions have been crowned as Laura Massaro won her first title in her tournament debut and Gregory Gaultier earned a third title Saturday night at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
French World No. 2 Gregory will aim for his third-career NetSuite Open title in his fourth NetSuite Open final Saturday after a three-game semifinal victory against Egypt’s Marwan Elshorbagy Friday night at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
Defending NetSuite Open women’s champion Amanda Sobhy will vie for her second consecutive title in the Saturday’s final after her first career victory over two seed and world No. 3 Nicol David Friday night on the NetSuite Challenge Court at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
NetSuite Expands its Support of Squash as its Popularity in the US Grows
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—September 29, 2016— Squash Engine, Inc. today announced that the 2016 NetSuite Open is sponsoring an expanded and enhanced junior tournament in San Francisco this year as NetSuite continues its efforts helping to promote the sport of squash. The new NetSuite US Squash Gold will be hosted jointly by the Olympic Club, University Club and Bay Club September 30 – October 2, 2016 and will give aspiring junior players from the Bay Area, the West Coast and across the country a new competitive, national ranking tournament to help shape their skills and development.
The NetSuite Open for the first time will feature a semifinal between a wild card and qualifier after James Willstrop and Diego Elias pulled off upsets Thursday evening on the NetSuite Challenge Court at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
England’s world No. 2 Laura Massaro is the first 2016 NetSuite Open finalist after a three-game victory over New Zealand’s Joelle King Thursday evening on the NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza.
The first 2016 NetSuite Open men’s semifinal is set after top seed and world No. 2 Gregory Gaultier and Egypt’s four seed Marwan Elshorbagy claimed victories on the NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
The 2016 NetSuite Open women’s semifinals will be contested by the top four seeds after all four quarterfinals were decided in three games Wednesday at Bay Club of San Francisco and the NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza.
A special reception brought media, sponsors, foreign dignitaries, city officials and players together in the magnificent Autodesk Gallery adjacent to the NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza Tuesday evening.
While the men’s NetSuite Open draw was shaken up with multiple upsets, the women’s first round went entirely according to seeding including a four-game victory by defending champion Amanda Sobhy on the glass court in Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco.
The American’s first round match proved to be a difficult one against English qualifier Fiona Moverly, who took the second game off the world No. 7 in a four-game contest.