The path to the 2016 NetSuite Open main draw has been revealed with the release of the qualifying draws.
The first round of qualifying will take place Sunday, September 25, at Bay Club San Francisco, Bay Club Marin and the University Club of San Francisco form 12pm local time. Monday’s qualifying finals will take place at Bay Club San Francisco and the Olympic Club.
2015 World Champion Gregory GaultierReturns to Justin Herman Plaza
Nicol David of Malaysia, the Sport’s Most Decorated Female, Competes for 1st Time
The NetSuite Open Squash Championships return to San Francisco for the fifth consecutive year September 25-October 1 with five days of play at the South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza on an all-glass portable squash court, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software suites, and Squash Engine jointly announced today.
HIGHEST-EVER RANKED SOUTH AMERICAN SQUASH PLAYER AND No. 5 IN THE WORLD MIGUEL ANGEL RODRIGUEZ LEADING THE LATIN AMERICAN PRESENCE AT THE PSA WORLD TOUR EVENT TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 1 AT JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA
Now in its 5th year on the San Francisco waterfront, the 2016 NetSuite Open will have the highest number of participants from Latin America than ever before. Leading the list is the spectacular, crowd-favorite, recent Pan American Games double-Gold Medalist and no. 5 in the World: Miguel Angel Rodriguez. “The Colombian Cannonball” made history when he became the first ever South American to reach the semifinals of a PSA World Series event at the 2015 Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Other star athletes from Latin America are Peruvian and 2015 World Junior Champion Diego Elias, Colombian Catalina Pelaez, and Mexicans Cesar Salazar, Samantha Teran, Alfredo Avila, Diana Garcia and Mexican-born Reyna Pacheco, who is now a U.S. citizen.
Eight-time World Champion Nicol David and 2013 World Champion Laura Massaro will be the star attractions at the 2016 NetSuite Open when the tournament, which has doubled prize money year-on-year, gets underway in front of San Francisco’s Oakland Bay bridge and Ferry Terminal on Tuesday September 27.
2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier will go toe-to-toe with three-time World Champion and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Nick Matthew, Pan American Gold Medalist Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Asian Games Gold Medalists Saurav Ghosal and Max Lee and and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist James Willstrop when the 2016 NetSuite Open gets underway on September 27 in one of the most competitive ever editions of the PSA M100 tournament in San Francisco.
The 2016 NetSuite Open looks set to draw some of the biggest names in women’s squash this September after it was announced today that prize money will be doubled for the 2016 iteration of the iconic tournament.
Taking place in front of San Francisco’s Ferry Building in one of the most stunning locations on the PSA World Tour, the 2016 NetSuite Open will see sixteen of the world’s best female players come together to compete for a $50,000 prize fund—double the $25,000 on offer during the inaugural staging of the tournament in 2015. The world’s best male players will also return for the sixth staging of the Men’s NetSuite Open, which maintains its M100 status for a second consecutive year.
“We are very pleased to confirm that prize money at this year’s NetSuite Open will be double that of 2015 in a move that … Continue Reading ››
Egypt’s Ramy Ashour added a 37th career PSA World Tour title to his impressive collection after defeating three-time World Champion Nick Matthew in the final of the 2015 NetSuite Open on the NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.
Competing in his first tournament since April, Ashour, who has been dogged by injury since limping off court against Matthew during the 2013 World Championship semi-finals, was in sublime form as he out-gunned the 35-year-old Englishman to take the match 3-1 and get his latest comeback off to the perfect start.
The opening exchanges of the matched were blighted with errors as the significance of the occasion made itself felt on both men before Ashour managed to string together a series of winners to take the first game 11-7.
However Matthew came out strong in the second, hitting great lenth on … Continue Reading ››
American number one Amanda Sobhy delighted a capacity crowd in San Francisco earlier today when she defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry to claim the 2015 NetSuite Open, PSA W25 title.
Although the evening air was chilly as the championship match got underway, the open-air NetSuite Challenge Court in Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero quickly heated up as two top seeds battled to see who would secure the inaugural NetSuite Women’s trophy.
Sobhy stormed her way through the draw, dropping just one game en route to the final, as did her opponent world no. 15 Sarah-Jane Perry. The 25-year-old Englishwoman had a slight edge coming into the championship match, having triumphed in their only previous meeting on the PSA World Tour. In a compelling title-decider, it was the World No.19 who took the spoils to rapturous applause.
Sobhy started strongly, attacking the ball quickly and … Continue Reading ››
Six companies, six avid squash players and a round robin competition on the NetSuite Challenge Court combined to raise $30,000 in support of SquashDrive, the Oakland-based urban squash program promoting academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Founded by executive director Lauren Patrizio in 2010, SquashDrive programming is based on the National Urban Squash Education Association model of enrolling students from an underserved partner school and providing them, throughout their middle and high school years, with a program of squash instruction, individual academic support/tutoring, health and fitness instruction and community service. The program is designed to equip participants with the life skills for success, including their preparation for post-secondary education.
SquashDrive students have been involved in the NetSuite Open all week, serving as ball kids and court helpers at every match and participating in a clinic with pro players Ali Farag, Mezan Hesham and Samantha … Continue Reading ››