Dutch PSL – Women’s Round Nine

Drama and Euphoria in Round Nine

Dutch PSL : Women's Round NINE

Frans Otten Stadion 2-1 KPI Squash Utrecht (8-4)

Grant Thornton Victoria 3-0 SquashTime Eindhoven (9-0)

Rixax Squash Almere 2-1 ‘Meersquash (6-6)

Drama and Euphoria in round 9 of the Dutch Ladies PSL yesterday as Squash Utrecht saw their 10 point lead vanish due to a massive 2-11 loss against Frans Otten Stadium. Their lead with just one match to play is now only 2 points.

Rotterdam Victoria was on a mission –  securing 12 points against SquashTime and pray that Utrecht would lose to Frans Otten. Securing the points was done without taking any prisoners. Non of the Eindhoven players even made it to the big points. The match was done in one and a half hour so they could move their focus to the match between Frans Otten Stadion and Utrecht.

The moment they tuned in, Megan van Drongelen had just beaten Victoria Leow in 5, giving Utrecht a very important first win. And they knew that according to Squashlevels Squash Utrecht was stronger in every position so they were in for a nailbiter.

The second match however, went to Frans Otten Stadium when the Hammer of Amsterdam, Tessa ter Sluis, beat her German opponent Katarina Tycova in three. So it was all down to the last match between Emilia Korhonen and Utrechts Kiera Marshall, which was eventually won 3-1 by Korhonen.

So Utrecht is still league leader, but the lead is only two points and their last round could very well be easier than the last round of Victoria Rotterdam, so they’ll have to go all in.

At the bottom of the table Rixax Squash Almere notched up their first win of the season as they beat visitors ‘Meersquash, who remain in fifth place.

Preview :

There are just two matches left and 24 points to earn as the Dutch women’s PSL is down to round nine tonight.

Squash Utrecht is leading the league by 10 points from Victoria Rotterdam. This week however, Victoria is playing a home match against SquashTime Eindhoven with a line-up suggesting they’ll take the full points, while Utrecht faces a tough away match against a strong Frans Otten Stadium lineup, so tonight’s matches could have a big bearing on the destination of the title.

In the third match Rixax Squash Almere welcome ‘Meersquash in a bottom-of-the-table clash.

But still there’s a story lurking in the background concerning the regulatory 0-12 loss of Squashtime Eindhoven against Squash Utrecht. Victoria now also has appealed the decision of SBN saying they had no part in Eindhoven’s assumed violation making it unfair they have to suffer. Should the regulatory loss be overturned, Utrecht would lose 6 valuable points…