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.
The 2016 NetSuite Open men’s draw saw three dramatic upsets in the first round of matches as world No. 4 and two seed Nick Matthew, world No. 8 and three seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez world No. 10 and five seed Ali Farag exited the main draw in the first round at Bay Club San Francisco.
The 2016 NetSuite Open main draws are complete after four men’s and women’s qualifying finals Monday at Bay Club of San Francisco and the Olympic Club.
The women’s draw saw the four top qualifying seeds advance with all but one match decided in three games. Australia’s two seed Sarah Cardwell needed four games and forty-four minutes to hold of Team USA’s Haley Mendez, 12-10, 8-11, 13-11, 11-5.
The men’s draw saw two upsets by Peru’s Diego Elias and Qatar’s Abdulla Al Tamimi, both the first to represent their countries in a NetSuite Open main draw.
NetSuite and Other Event Sponsors Challenge Squash Fans to Raise $50,000 for Urban Kids
As the official charity partner of the 2016 NetSuite Open, SquashDrive will be actively seeking support for its new College Prep program over the course of the event.
SquashDrive is an intensive after school, weekend and summer program that uses the unique combination of squash instruction, academic tutoring and community service to help Bay Area public school students reach their full potential. Started in 2010 by Assistant NetSuite Open Tournament Director, Lauren Patrizio Xaba, SquashDrive is modeled after other successful urban squash and education non-profits across the country who have seen 97% of their students go on to college.
“Our program started 6 years ago with a team of 4th and 5th graders. Now those students are in 9th and 10th grades and they’re starting to think about college. SquashDrive’s goal is to help each of them identify and access their best-fit schools, and attract college scholarships,” says Xaba.
Bay Club Redwood Shores professional and former world No. 21 Aisling Blake provided a packed Bay Club of San Francisco gallery with a home victory in the first round of qualifying for the 2016 NetSuite Open Squash Championships Sunday at Bay Club of San Francisco, the University Club of San Francisco and Bay Club Marin.
As the NetSuite Open Squash Championships celebrates its fifth year in the San Francisco bay area, so too does the Latitude 38 Open—an adult and junior skill level tournament held in conjunction with the NetSuite Open.
The Latitude 38 company is a leader in providing affordable housing for students and young professionals in the technology industry in leading markets around the world.
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.
View all matches, times and locations on the NetSuite Open draws page.
2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier Returns 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.