So far I am having an amazing time at the Nash Cup. The atmosphere is incredible– everyone at the club is very welcoming, social, and supportive of squash! It has also been great to see some familiar faces. Today I played my first round match against Alison Thomson (ENG) and won 3-0. I felt calm and in control for the majority of the match. Tomorrow I am playing Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK). After my match today I am feeling more confident and very excited to play Maria for the first time. For anyone who wants to watch, there is live streaming at nashcup.com. Our battle begins at 4 PM eastern time. Wish me luck!
I lost my match to Maria 3-1. Overall I am happy with how I played– I moved well, chose the right shots, and stayed focused throughout the match despite the physical and pushy nature of our games. The times I ran into trouble were when my x-courts weren’t wide enough or when I moved her short prematurely. Throughout the rest of the week. I continued training hard; I played a couple practice matches, drilled, and worked out. Thank you Nikki Todd (CAN), Melina Turk (CAN), Millie Tomlinson (ENG), and Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) for the hits!
My next event is the LiveStuff Open that is running between Oct 4-6, in Tuxedo Park, NY.