CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Incoming Harvard squash freshmen, Saadeldin Abouaish and Amelia Henley, have each qualified for and are set to participate in the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland beginning Aug. 7.
On the men's side, Abouaish is slated as the top seed heading into the tournament. The Cairo native is seeking his first World Juniors title. He has had an active international tournament schedule, most recently reaching the quarterfinals at the Arab Federation Open and the Swiss Open on the PSA Tour. He has international runner-up finishes at the British U17 and U19 Opens, as well as the All-African Championship in April 2015.
Henley enters play on the women's side as a 5/8 seed. The Canterbury, England native has also found success on the international stage. At her last event, she took runner-up honors at the British U23 National Championship in April, shortly after winning the European Junior U19 Championship. In December of 2015, Henley captured the title at the Canadian Junior U19 Open.
Bielsko-Biala will serve as the host city, with the nine-court facility at Enjoy Squash functioning as the host venue. Play begins Aug. 7 and runs through Aug. 11.