Dutch PSL : Men’s Round Ten

Dutch PSL : Men's Round Ten

Group 1 :  Victoria 3-0 Van Herk (9-3)  |  Almere 1-2 Frans Otten (5-6)
Group 2 : Twente 3-0 Apeldorn (9-3) |  Utrecht 2-1 Drachten (6-4)

No less than EPIC matches in round 10 of the Dutch men’s PSL yesterday!

Some teams had to line-up their best players to make them eligible to play in the playoffs or to avoid a fine, so there was some world class presence on the different courts. And since the Groups were already played out, the pressure was off and the squash turned into a real showcase exhibition from time to time.

Just have a quick look at the line-ups and get yourself a piece of the action here!

Preview :

Tonight’s Round 10 of the Dutch men’s PSL is not about winning or losing anymore, since the finishing positions in the Groups are set.

Frans Otten Stadium and Squash Apeldoorn will meet each other in the playoff quarters to decide who will take on Twente in the semis. In the other half it is Houtrust against Ridderkerk in the quarters to play Victoria Rotterdam in the semis.

What is interesting now is the rule that the top four of each team must have at least played once, twice to be able to line-up players in the playoffs.

This is the reason for instance that Utrecht are playing Adrian Waller, even though they can’t reach the playoffs anymore. It’s also the reason the spectators in Rotterdam get to witness a battle between Joel Makin and Mohamed Elshorbagy.

Here’s an overview per team of which top four players have been secured for the playoffs :

Group 1:
Victoria Rotterdam – Joel Makin
Frans Otten Stadium – Marwan Elshorbagy, Youssef Soliman , Juan Vargas
Ridderkerk – Mohamed Elshorbagy, Lucas Serme, Mahesh Mangaonkar

Group 2:
Twente – Auguste Dussourd, Raphael Kandra
Houtrust – Iker Pajares, Ivan Perez, Velavan Senthilkumar
Squash Apeldoorn – Omar Mosaad, Yahya Elnawasany, Curtis Malik

The quarter finals will take place on 10th and 17th April, which are the days right before and right after the Black Ball Open takes place in Cairo, which could affect the teams massively.

But for now, there will be a lot of world class action on Squash Bond TV tonight at 19:30 GMT+1,  you don’t want to miss it.

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