You heard the hype.
You saw the training.
You rooted for your team.
On Saturday, June 9 Racquet Up Detroit held the second annual Black & Yellow Championship. The match pitted the MacDowell Elementary team against the squad from Schulze Academy.
After introductions and team cheers, players took the courts. Families, friends, volunteers, and spectators could quickly see it was going to be a close battle after the opening round matches went to 5 games.
Thanks to the fine play of Kortinie Rollins, who won 2 matches, MacDowell established an early lead. With the crowd buzzing for more squash, the top of the ladder took the courts. The 1-2-3 punch of Kevin Price, Edward Brown, and Anthony Holmes secured the championship for MacDowell.
Thanks to our families and friends who came to view the championship. With the students’s energy and enthusiasm for this once-a-year event, the spectators left wowed both by team camaraderie and squash skills. That’s a winning combination at Racquet Up Detroit.
Check out the Racquet Up photo gallery for more photos.
Also, stay updated by following Racquet Up Detroit on twitter (@detroitsquash) as we leave Friday, June 15 on an 15-student team trip to compete in the Urban Squash Nationals tournament at Williams College in Massachusetts!