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Pro Squash Tour Stops in Tuckahoe

TUCKAHOE, N.Y.  -- The Pro Squash Tour continues its local presence in Westchester when the Pyramid Squash Club in Tuckahoe hosts four of the PST’s top 11 players in an event March 23-25.

The Pyramid Squash Open closely follows last weeks’ event in Mamaroneck as players compete to earn points to qualify for the PST Championship tournament in May.

Dylan Murray, of Bronxville, joins Faraz Khan, of Floram Park, N.J., and Mason Ripka, of New York City, as three of America's top junior players who will play against the tour's pros. Murray is ranked among the Top 10 juniors in American squash.

Tour Commissioner Joe McManus said this could be a breakthrough event for the juniors.

"These young men are training hard and are improving quickly,” McManus said. “It's very possible one of them could go deep in this tournament."

Local teaching pros also will be part of the action. Assem Salem and Hesham el Torky of Pyramid Squash will compete along with Shahid Khan, a pro at Club@800 Squash & Fitness in Rye Brook, and TG Raubenheimer of Westchester Squash in Mamaroneck. Raubenheimer is ranked as the PST’s No. 8.

Pyramid Squash is owned and operated by Katja and Gamal Amir of Rye. Gamal Amir formerly was ranked 28th in the world and was born in Cairo, Egypt. After more than 15 years of international competition, Gamal is focused increasingly on coaching. Since 1999, he has lived in the New York area and has developed several nationally and internationally ranked players.

The Pyramid Squash Club is at 30 Elm St., Tuckahoe.

The Pyramid Squash Open will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Quarterfinals will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday and the semifinals at 5 p.m. The championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 25 following the third-place match at noon.

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From a report from Georgetta Morque/

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