NEW YORK CITY – Franklin & Marshall men's squash will be well-represented at the 2013 World Squash Doubles Championships as senior Guilherme de Melo, Gabriel de Melo '12, Sat Seshadri '07, and David Rosen '92 will each participate in this year's tournament. The de Melo brothers will team up to compete for Brazil, while Seshadri and teammate Manek Mathur will represent India, and Rosen and Nigel Thain are one of four Canadian squads.
Held in United States once every four years, the championships are being held in New York City for the first time ever. With a record 18 different countries represented this year, the World Squash Doubles Championships has evolved into the premier squash doubles championships in the world.
The tournament features 32 teams with first-round action beginning today and play culminating on Monday with the championship round.
Guilherme and Gabriel enter the field unseeded and will take on Jacques Swanepoel and Regardt Schonbron of South Africa in today's round of 32. Seshadri and Mathur are also unseeded and will meet Addison West and Dylan Patterson of the United States in the opening round, while Rosen and Thain will take on Whitten Morris and Trevor McGuinness of the United States.
The de Melo's, Seshadri, and Rosen each put together superb careers at F&M. Guilherme, Gabriel and Rosen each secured All-America honors, while all four rank in the top-30 in career singles victories.