Ashaway sponsors Elias

September 24, 2017

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has just signed a sponsorship agreement with young Peruvian squash sensation Diego Elias. Twenty-year-old Elias, who is currently ranked #17, joined the PSA tour in 2013 and won his first title a year later at the Resistencia Open, becoming the first Peruvian to win a PSA World Tour title. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


“Diego is an exceptional player,” said Ashaway’s Steve Crandall. “That has been clear since he won his first Open and broke into the top 50 after just over a year on the Tour. We are delighted to have Diego on the Ashaway team, of course, and look forward to great things from him in the future.”

Born in Lima, Peru, in 1996, Diego won his second Tour title in October 2014 at the Salt Lake City Open and his third at the Costa Rica Open in June 2015. Elias started the 2015/16 season with a succession of quarter-final finishes, then made the semi-finals at the Netsuite Open and the Charlottesville Open in 2016, before going on to make the final the following week at the Nash Cup. However, Elias went on to claim yet another title, this time coming out on top at the Edmonton Open in 2016. This was followed by two semi-final appearances at the Motor City Open and Holtrand Open in 2017.

Diego strings his Dunlop Precision Elite racquets with Ashaway’s UltraNick® 18 at 25 lbs. UltraNick 18 is one of the first squash strings to use Ashaway’s Zyex® based multifilament core, and is designed to provide increased power and resilience, and reduced tension loss over the life of the string. The ultra-thin 18 gauge construction of UltraNick 18 softens impact and provides better feel, while the braided surface sharpens ball control.

Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949 and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than fifteen years. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit Zyex is a registered trademark of Zyex Ltd.