Konrad and Ania LaDow have been playing squash since they could walk. They compete nationally and have won several tournaments in their age group. They are nationally ranked in the sport.
They both played in their first squash tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Chilly Pepper Open two years ago. Konrad, 11, won first place in the boys U-11 age division, while Ania, 9, placed second in the girls U-11 age group. The LaDows were visiting their grandfather in Pittsburgh when they heard about the tournament and decided to give it a go.