Nash Cup

I’ve been looking forward to Nash Cup all year. Its one of my favourite events- partly because I had a great result last year- but mainly because the atmosphere at the club is incredible. Everyone is very welcoming, excited about squash, and easy to talk to.

Nash Cup started out a little rough this year. The morning after I landed in London I woke up with food poisoning and spent the morning getting sick. However, I was determined to go hit at the club and try to get used to the courts. I had a hit with Misaki, and while it was better than expected, I felt pretty weak and tired. Luckily, after a day of lounging at the courts, I started to feel better and slowly regained my appetite. That night I watched a couple of qualifying matches before having dinner back at my billets.

On Wednesday I woke up with a lot of energy and felt great and ready to compete. I played Alison Thompson from England. I played her once before two years ago but hadn’t played her since; however, I had seen her play many times and knew she would run down every ball and would be a tough competitor. Once our match started I felt really confident on court, everything was working, and I was able to control a lot of the rallies. Happy to win 3-0.

Onto the quarters against Fiona Moverley!  Fiona and I have competed at many of the same tournaments, but have never played against each other. Going into the match I knew she would be tough to beat since she has really good ball control and plays at a fast pace. While I put up a good fight, the match didn’t end in my favour and I lost 3-1. I’m disappointed with the result but overall I feel like my game is coming along and I am making smarter decisions and dealing with the pressure better than I used to.

My next tournament- the Netsuite Open- starts Sunday, September 24th in San Francisco. My first round match will be in qualifying against Latasha Khan. Wish me luck!

Published by

dcletourneau

Canadian Professional Squash Player, Cornell '15

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s