CHICAGO, Ill. - Coming off of four straight individual victories in Molloy Division of the CSA Individual Championships to win the first-round consolation finals, Trevor McGuinness took little time off from the courts. This time, McGuinness took the court in doubles action with Addison West in the Open Division of the BMO Capital Markets U.S. Squash Doubles Championships.
McGuinness' pairing was not his original doubles partner, but an injury to his partner led to the pairing of McGuinness and West. West had a history with McGuinness as the two had competed against each other in the past. They were also both graduates from the same high school; however, West had graduated in 1997, while McGuinness was a class of 2008 graduate from Episcopal Academy.
McGuinness and West came into the doubles tournament as the second-seeded pair. In the opening round, the duo advanced to the quarterfinal round with a three-game victory. In the quarterfinals, McGuinness and West would have their hands full with a Lake Forest, Illinois pairing. After splitting the first two games, the duo captured the third and fourth games, advancing to the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, an interesting matchup occurred as McGuinness and his partner were paired up against Tim Wyant and Joshua Schwartz. Wyant, who graduated from Harvard in 2000, is the younger brother of Penn's Head Squash Coach Jack Wyant. Paired up against his coach's brother, McGuinness and West once again found themselves in a tight match, splitting the first two games. In the end, McGuinness and West would take control of the match in third game, winning 15-7, before taking the final game 15-12 and advancing to the finals.
In the finals, the duo drew the top-seeded pair in the tournament. McGuinness and West took the early advantage with a 17-15 victory in the first game, but dropped the second game. Heading into the third game tied at one game each for the third consecutive match, McGuinness and West picked up the tight third game and took home the title in the fourth game following a 15-9 victory in that final game.
This doubles title marked the third career national doubles title that McGuinness has won during his career. Full results from the tournament are available on the United States Squash Website.