Mile High Squash Hosts 2013 National Urban Squash and Education Association Urban Doubles Tournament at the Denver Athletic Club

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Mile High Squash hosts 2013 National Urban Squash and Education Association Doubles Tournament at the Denver Athletic Club. Twenty-four students from eight squash programs across the country were given the opportunity to compete in the only Urban squash tournament in the country.

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Tournament spectators witnessed the result of all the hard work and witnessed the next generation of doubles squash players.

Mile High Squash hosts 2013 National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) Doubles Tournament at the Denver Athletic Club. Twenty-four students from eight squash programs across the country were given the opportunity to compete in the only Urban squash tournament in the country. The tournament ran from July 29 - August 3, 2013. According to Eric Eiteljorg, the Executive Director of Mile High Squash, “Mile High Squash was proud to host the second Urban Tournament at the Denver Athletic Club. We were excited to have students from Boston, Philly, Chicago, San Diego, Harlem, Denver, New Haven, and Baltimore come to Denver to compete in this year’s squash tournament. This is the only Urban Doubles tournament in the country. U.S. Squash, Harrow Sports, the Denver Athletic Club, and NUSEA generously funded the tournament.”

Eiteljorg continues, “Students were selected to participate based on a combination of skill level and academic achievement. Tournament spectators witnessed the result of all the hard work and witnessed the next generation of doubles squash players.The Women's division was won by Adreina Benedith and Karina Lazaro from City Squash in the Bronx. They beat Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy from Squash Haven from New Haven, Connecticut, and Genesis Ruiz from Mile High Squash, Denver. The Men's division was won by William Pantle and Loendre Damil from City Squash. They beat Michael Hogarty and Kadeem Murrell from Squash Busters, Boston, Massachusetts.” Eiteljorg adds, “Taking part in the tournament and flying for the first time was a week of firsts for many students. It was not all work. Many players got to see Colorado for the first time. They experienced the Rocky Mountains by taking a Flat Irons hike.”

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