NEW YORK – On Sunday April 6, University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team member George Lemmon and his father won the 2014 U.S. Squash Father-Son National Championship at the Racquet & Tennis Club in New York City.
The duo from Villanova, Pa. won four matches over the weekend to claim the title. In the championship match, the pair were victorious in three straight games, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6.
"The chemistry is really what makes a great doubles team," said Lemmon.
"I think my Dad and I have chemistry that really separates us from others. It is very rare for there to be a sport where a father and son can compete at the same level, let alone a whole tournament to facilitate that sort of competition. To be able to share that with my Dad has been a rewarding experience."
A freshman this past season for Penn, Lemmon went 8-7 overall in team competition, including a 4-3 Ivy record, helping Penn return to the College Squash Association (CSA) team championships, Potter Cup. As an individual, he also went 3-1 in the CSA Molloy Cup, finishing as runner-up in the consolation final.
U.S. Squash Tournament Bracket