Oracle NetSuite Open Returns to the Embarcadero September 27-October 2
July 05, 2018 By Chris McClintick no Comments
(Above: World No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy (l) confirmed to defend Oracle NetSuite Open title.)
World Class squash returns to the San Francisco Bay Area this fall for the ninth Oracle NetSuite Open Squash Championships, September 27-October 2, with four days of play on the all-glass NetSuite SuiteSuccess court at Embarcadero Plaza, September 29-October 2. Mark your calendars today!
The Oracle NetSuite Open and PSA World Tour have a new look in the 2018-2019 season following the PSA World Tour announcement of a new tournament structure this spring. The 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open will be staged as a men’s Gold event and women’s Silver event, which employ twenty-four-player main draws and no qualifying rounds.
The Bay Area squash community will support the event with local clubs Squash Zone (Redwood City), Bay Club Redwood Shores, Bay Club San Francisco, Olympic Club and University Club hosting early round matches. View the full tournament schedule and venue assignments here.
The tournament already boasts a star-studded line up in both draws with entries set to close in August. Mohamed ElShorbagy, world No. 1, and Sarah-Jane Perry, world No. 8, are both confirmed to defend their titles.
ElShorbagy will be challenged by two past champions including Ramy Ashour, world No. 9 and three-time world champion, and Gregory Gaultier, world No. 7 and 2016 world champion. Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez will be in search of his first title in San Francisco following his British Open title in May.
In the women’s draw, France’s world No. 5 Camille Serme will make her debut in San Francisco, while Amanda Sobhy, inaugural women’s champion and American favorite, returns in search of a second title.