2023 USA Junior Nationals Recap
The 49th iteration of @USA Racquetball Junior Nationals was held this past weekend in Pleasanton, CA, crowning a slew of top juniors US champions and qualifying them to represent the USA at Junior Worlds in November in (I believe) Bolivia. Every year since 1974 (save for the 2020 covid year) the USAR (or its predecessor) held Junior Nationals and named national champs.
r2sports home page for all the brackets:
A reminder on our data entry policies for juniors: we put in full brackets for 14+ and older divisions, just the finalists for younger divisions, and just the finalists for doubles.
The finalists of each Singles division and the Champions of each Doubles division qualify for the US Junior National team, and have first right of refusal to compete at Worlds in November.
Congrats to the Singles champions
Boys 21U: @Krish Thakur
Boys 18U: Nikhil Prasad
Boys 16U: @Eshan Ali
Boys 14U: Nathan Rykhus
Boys 12U: Alejandro Robles-Picon
Boys 10Udb: Chris Nelson
Boys 8U: Luke Vanderbeek
Boys 8Umb: Luke Vanderbeek
Boys 6U: Jasur Pridako
Girls 21U: Annie Roberts
Girls 18U: @Naomi Ros
Girls 16U: Sonya Shetty
Girls 14U: Andrea Perez-Picon
Girls 12U: Lexie Sikorski
Girls 10U: Anna Sikorski
Girls 10Udb: Marivada Sloka
Girls 8Umb: Marivada Sloka
Girls 6Umb: Sashi Rai
And congrats to the Doubles champions:
Boys 21U: Iain Dunn / Paul Saraceno
Boys 18U: Josh Shea / @Vedant Chauhan
Boys 16U: Eshan Ali / @London Townsend
Boys 14U: Nathan Rykhus / Vaishant Mangalampalli
Boys 12U: Alejandro Robles Picon / Ayan Sharma
Girls 21U: Shane Diaz / Graci Wargo
Girls 18U: @Heather Mahoney / @Naomi Ros
Girls 16U: Sonya Shetty / Victoria Rodriguez
Girls 14U: Andrea Perez-Picon / Aanshi Thakur
Girls 12U: Lexie Sikorski / Anna Sikorski
Girls 10U: Sloka Marivada / Sameera Rai
Mixed 21U: DJ Mendoza / Annie Roberts
Mixed 18U: Cole Sendry / Naomi Ros
Mixed 16U: Eshan Ali / Sonya Shetty
Mixed 14U: Nathan Rykhus / Andrea Perez-Picon
Mixed 12U: Jacob Gutierrez / Lexie Sikorski
Mixed 10U: Noah Jakola / Anna Sikorski
Congratulations to all your triple crown winners on the weekend: Eshan Ali, Nathan Rhykus, Naomi Ros, Sonya Shetty, Andrea Perez-Picon, Lexie Sikorski, Anna Sikorski, and Marivada Sloka. Singles, Doubles, and Mixed. That’s a great weekend.
The best ways to see all the Junior singles winners in one place are via the Junior Matrix Reports at the website.
Click here: https://rball.pro/mey for the Boys Junior winner’s matrix for all USA junior titles, dating back to 1974.
Click here: https://rball.pro/cpf for the same report for the Girls.
However, for each of the singles draws you can see all the match results by pulling down the event at the main Junior home page. Go here, then hit the event pulldown: http://rb.gy/rnps1f
Thanks to the streaming teams who helped out all weekend. Thanks to the local tournament directors, the Junior Committee, and all the USAR staff who made tournament happen.
Per our handy master racquetball calendar …
The Central American & Caribbean games started up while Junior Nationals were finishing; we’ll recap that event upon its completion. After that, we’ll write our annual LPRT season recap with a deep dive into each player’s finish.