We just can’t get enough of the four-wall-glass center court at McArthur Squash Center. UVa second-year and team #1 Ned Whelan and assistant coach/CSB editor-in-chief Grant White rally down in these clips from the Virginia Squash YouTube feed. Do you subscribe?
If you couldn’t make it last night, fear not. There’s plenty more squash to come over the weekend. Though you did miss exhibition squash at its finest from the UVa squads, as well as from Head Coach Mark Allen, who went step for step with the acrobatics of Richmond’s Patrick Chifunda in a 2-1 victory for the Wa-house. After just a couple weeks in Charlottesville, Allen looked right at home on the Charlottesville turf.
Photos from the weekend are forthcoming. Maybe even some video. So check us out here and on our Facebook page.
A little known fact about the CSB, we’re double secret agents of the Ram Nation. Yes. Yes. Some of the senior staff around these parts cut their writin’ teeth on the keyboards of the VCU English department. We’re going to be in bit of a fix the next time VCU meets UVa on the tennis courts. But for now, we can comfortably cry HAVOC! And we encourage others to do the same at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, tomorrow morning (Sunday) at 10 am, when the Rams take on Xavier in the finals of the A10 Women’s Tennis Championship. Go Rams!
Congrats to Stewart Staunton on his selection as the CBS19 Student-Athlete of the Week. Staunton has anchored the Saint Anne’s-Belfield squash teams as captain and top seed since his junior year. In the humble opinion of the CSB editorial staff, it seems as if one would be hard pressed to find a more deserving candidate for the weekly award.
But wait. That’s not all. There’s even more good news for local squash fans. Staunton, a phenomenal squash talent and the reigning Mid Atlantic Squash Organization (MASO) Champion, will be joining the University of Virginia side next year. The full text of the story is here.
We’re going local on the video today. So grab the popcorn and Cherry Coke and enjoy the show as you watch Matt Brown and Gage Wells go toe-to-toe. You can find additional footage of practices, matches, and more on the Virginia Squash Teams’ YouTube channel.