January 20, 1996 |
Bill Giese of Merion Cricket Club scored a 10-15, 15-10, 15-3, 15-12 victory over William Boyd of Tallahassee, Fla., in the opening round of the 50-and-over division of the 54th annual Atlantic Coast Squash Racquets tournament at Resorts Racquets Clubs. In 60-and-over action, Bill Sykes of Merion Cricket Club defeated Jerry Gervasi of Lower Merion, 15-14, 14-15, 15-13, 15-9. In 65-and-over, Carter Fergusson of Merion Cricket Club scored a 15-11, 15-10, 15-11 win over Charles Palms of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bill Wilson of Merion defeated John Weissenfluh of Rockville, Md., 15-13, 15-9, 15-10; and Anthony Cantori of Brooklyn, N.Y., defeated Carlos Morales of New York, 15-10, 18-16, 12-15, 15-18 and 15-10.
April 29, 2011 |
About 200 people not lucky enough to get a royal invite to the wedding of Prince Williams and his new bride, Princess Kate, donned their finest chapeaux, jewels, tiara and medals to toast the happy couple at a champagne breakfast hosted by the British Military Officers Club of the Main Line at Merion Cricket Club. Never mind that a sliver of moon was still visible when the event started at 5 a.m. "I think they're perfect and they seem so much in love," said Amanda Wolfington, 18, of Malvern, wearing a big floppy hat at a table with her mother and some friends.
September 25, 2012 |
SQUASH might not come close to the American traditions of football, baseball and basketball in the public consciousness, but the athleticism needed to excel at the sport is certainly equal to that of the more popular pastimes. It's a sport pursued at such venues as the Merion Cricket Club, where privileged scions of the Main Line meet to challenge each other with racket and ball. One of the greatest squash players of modern times was G. Diehl Mateer Jr., who in a period of two decades cleaned up just about every contest and earned just about every trophy available.
September 10, 2016 |
Jane Austin Stauffer, 89, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a squash player who won 16 national championships, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Monday, Aug. 22, in a nursing home in Atlanta. Mrs. Stauffer won her first squash championship in 1950 and her last in 1978. That 28-year span is the longest-running championship career in squash history, according to the association U.S. Squash, which will induct her into its hall of fame in October. "She practiced almost every day that I can remember," said her daughter, Penny Cooper.
August 3, 1994 |
Fifth-seeded Cathy Ramsay of Strafford defeated fourth-seeded Lee Gummeson of Bryn Mawr, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, in the Eleanor Hammonds Cup Tennis Championship quarterfinals yesterday at Merion Cricket Club.
December 12, 1993 |
John Frazier of the home club won the Philadelphia District 50-and-over squash racquets championship by rallying past Bill Sykes of Atlantic City Country Club, 10-15, 15-9, 18-15, 15-11, yesterday at the Merion Cricket Club. In other squash action, Jim McCaslin won on his Cynwyd Club court, three games to two, over Allan Terrell of Wilmington Country Club to reach the semifinals of the Philadelphia 45-and-over championship. Charles Baker of the home club advanced to the final of the Philadelphia 60-and-over championship with a 15-8, 15-8, 15-10 victory over Bob Bennis of the Berwyn RC at the Merion Cricket Club.
January 18, 1997 |
Henri Salaun of Boston won the Philadelphia Hardball Open 70-and-over Squash Racquets Championship by defeating Charles Baker, 15-10, 11-15, 16-14, 15-7, yesterday at the Merion Cricket Club in the final round. Aside from the final-round match, play was round-robin. Salaun scored triumphs in the round-robin by 15-12, 15-8, 15-5 over Ed Wilford and by 15-7, 15-4, 15-6 over Bob Monihan. Wilford had beaten Monihan by 18-15, 15-9, 15-11. Baker, a Merion Cricket Club member, gained the final by defeating Tom Berry, 15-3, 15-6, 17-14, and by 15-6, 15-12, 15-11 over Carter Fergusson.
July 24, 1992 |
Terry Hassall, Merion Cricket Club pro, advanced to the semifinal round of the Radley Run 35-and-over Tennis Championship with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Mike Ray yesterday at Radley Run Country Club. Jim Breech of Bridgeton, N.J., won his quarterfinal, 6-3, 6-2, over Tony Fernandez. Rain prevented the two finals from being played yesterday. Weather permitting, Lucy McAvoy and Lourie Hissey will defend their Mater et Filia (Mother and Daughter) Grass Court Tennis Championship against Sibby Toland and Deenie Kingham today at 10 a.m. at Merion Cricket Club.
April 7, 1991 |
Tom Poor of Boston and Jessie Chai of Durham, N.C., won a tight match against Jody Law, a Germantown Cricket Club pro, and Andy Nehrbas of Merion Cricket Club, 15-11, 16-15, 10-15, 15-12, to reach the semifinals of the National Mixed Doubles Squash Racquets Championship yesterday at the Cynwyd Club.
June 23, 1993 |
Top-seed Margaret Harris of Harleysville, Pa., advanced to the quarterfinals of the Middle States Girls' 18-and-Under Tennis Championship by defeating Kellie Murphy of Media, 6-3, 6-2, yesterday at the Merion Cricket Club. The other seeded contenders, Lauren Nikolaus of Columbia, Pa.; Jill Breslin of Absecon, N.J., and Lyle Aydin of Coopersburg, Pa., also advanced.