Monday, September 10, 2012

Congratulations to Donna Urquhart!!

Australia’s Donna Urquhart won her first title on the women’s professional squash tour since April last year when she beat Danish number one Line Hansen in straight games to win the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong on Sunday.


Urquhart was in total control throughout as she disposed of Hansen 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 in an impressive display.

The 25-year-old has been in great form of late, including a first ever win over fellow Australian Rachael Grinham at last month’s Australian Open.

She followed that up by reaching the quarter-finals of the Matamata Open in New Zealand the following week.

Urquhart went into the Hong Kong tournament as firm favourite and didn’t disappoint, dropping only one game on her way to her seventh career title.

She now has a week’s break before the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, where she will play Czech Lucie Fialova in the first round.



Semi-final results – prefix denotes seeding




Women



1-Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt 3-Line Hansen (DEN) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6

Harrow Sports to become the official equipment supplier of UC Davis Women's Lacrosse

DENVER, September 10th 2012 - Harrow Sports today announced an official partnership with UC Davis  to be the official sponsor of women’s lacrosse equipment for the Aggies.

“UC Davis has a high caliber program and we believe this partnership will have an immediate positive impact for our brand”, said Mark Hayden, Harrow Chairman and CEO.  “This further demonstrates Harrow’s commitment to aligning elite athletes with the most innovative equipment in the market. We are excited to support Kate Henwood as she takes the helm as the new Aggies head coach.”
"UC Davis is thrilled to begin a new era of excellence in Women's Lacrosse and, as the new Head Coach,  I am equally as excited to embark on this journey with Harrow as our official lacrosse equipment sponsor.” –Kate Henwood UC Davis Head Coach “Harrow integrates cutting-edge technology into their equipment, which will enable our players to perform to their maximum potential."

The partnership will begin in 2012 and will last through the 2015 season. The UC Davis Aggies will use Harrow as its main supplier of women’s lacrosse equipment.

About Harrow Sports

Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow's lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with comprehensive apparel, bag, and footwear offerings are sold internationally and throughout America. Harrow is a devoted sponsor of the US WCLA Tournament, National Tournament and several NCAA programs.


About UC Davis Women's Lacrosse

Besides leading the nation in draw controls, the 2011 Aggies ranked third in Division I with 15.53 goals per game, shattering their previous school record by more than a goal per game.The Aggie's also scored 21 or more goals five times, including 22 vs. LIU on Mar. 27. Kate Henwood, formerly the top assistant at Villanova and most recently the head coach at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, Pa., has been named as head coach for UC Davis women's lacrosse.

Harrow Sports Contact
Amanda Mastera, Women’s Lacrosse Brand Manager
Email: amastera@harrowsports.

HARROW BACKS MORE TOP SQUASH




Harrow Sports signed two more top international squash players, Adrian Grant and Chris Simpson, both of the UK.

Chris Simpson is currently ranked #38 in the world and was the winner of the PSA World Tour Kent Open this year.
Simpson stated, "I'm very excited to be joining Harrow, they have a range of rackets that both look and play great, so I'm looking forward to starting my PSA season with my new Harrow equipment."

Adrian Grant is currently ranked #15 in the world, has achieved a highest professional rank of #9, and highest English ranking of #4. Grant has won 16 PSA World Tour titles, gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in men's doubles, currently holds 'most tour titles won' and is second on the all time list of 'Englishmen with tour titles won'. He has participated in a variety of squash fundraisers and is helping to inspire the next generation. He works with www.spiritofsquash.com whose goal is to introduce children to the sport of squash and provide sporting opportunities for young people.

"I'm thrilled to have signed with the Harrow team and look forward to exciting developments with the Harrow brand, they have a strong reputation within the US and I hope to help establish their image within the UK and Europe. It was an easy decision to partner with Harrow after sampling their range of rackets. I'm 100% confident Harrow will help me reach my goals as a professional squash player," affirmed Grant. Harrow is very excited to be bringing these exceptional athletes on board.