European Club Champs 2023

Paderborn and Roehampton claim ECC titles

WOMEN’S : Roehampton (Eng) 2-0 Frankfurt (Ger)
.     Katie Malliff 3-0 Maya Weishar   11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (21m)
.     Satomi Watanabe 3-0 Grace Gear  11-3, 11-5, 11-1 (19m)
.     Jasmine Hutton v Katerina Tycova   not played

MEN’S :  Paderborn (Ger) 3-0 Roehampton (Eng)
.     Simon Rosner 3-1 Joe Lee  11-4, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6 (35m)
.     Dimitri Steinmann 3-2 Adrian Waller 4-11 11-3 9-11 11-8 11-9 (70m)
.     Raphael Kandra 3-0 Charlie Lee  112-10, 11-4, 11-1
.     Lucas Wirths v Jonah Bryant   not played

Paderborn and Roehampton are the European Club Champions 2023. Paderborn won 3-0 against
Roehampton and the women’s team auf Roehampton defeated SC Monopol Frankfurt 2-0.

“The fact that we were able to stand up here on the podium today and play in front of such a great
backdrop in the Ahorn Sports Park is something very special,” says PSC captain Simon Rösner. “We
had a very strong opponent in Roehampton, against whom we played our best squash. If someone
had told us beforehand that we would win 3-0, we wouldn’t have believed it.”

Rösner won 3-1 against Joe Lee, Dimitri Steinmann triumphed 12-10 in the fifth against Adrian Waller and Raphael Kandra completed the win  with his three-game win against Charlie Lee. SC Uster
came third, beating Black&White Worms.

In the women’;s category, thet English women from Roehampton celebrated at the end after comprehensive wins over Frankfur from Katie Malliff and Satomi Watanabe

“It was a lot of fun to play in this fantastic atmosphere in Paderborn. We’d love to come back,” said
Watanabe. Frankfurt celebrated second place and Paderborn won their match for third place against Mulhouse.

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Day THREE : Semi-Finals Day in Paderborn

The finalists of the 34 th European Club Squash Championships have been determined: the English teams from Roehampton have underlined their title ambitions for both the women and men and have moved into the finals.

Roehampton’;s women won against hosts Paderborn. to reach the final against SC Montopol Frankfurt. who won 2-1 against SC Mulhouse.

For the men, defending champions Paderborn will meet Roehampton. PSC captain Simon Rösner expects “a very exciting game, the English team is very strong, we are all looking forward to an amazing atmosphere in the Ahorn Sportpark with many spectators!”

Women’s Semis :
Roehampton 3-0 Paderborn
.     Satomi Watanabe 3-0 Ineta Mackevica  11-3, 11-4, 11-2
.     Katie Malliff 3-0 Astrid Reimer-Kern  11-2, 11-2, 11-7
.     Jasmine Hutton 2-0 Saskia Beinhard  11-8, 11-3
 Frankfurt 2-1 Mulhouse
.     Grace Gear 1-3 Sarah-Jane Perry  9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 4-11
.     Maya Weishar 3-0 Taba Taghavi  13-11, 11-9, 11-3
.     Katerina Tycova 3-1 Lea Barbeau  10-12, 11-9, 11-1, 11-7

Men’s Semis :
Paderborn 3-0 B&W Worms
.     Raphael Kandra 3-0 Valentin Rapp  11-6, 11-6, 11-7
.     Dimitri Steinmann 3-0 Yannik Omlor  11-9, 11-2, 11-8
.     Lucas Wirths 2-1 Carsten Schoor  12-10, 10-12, 11-3
.     Simon Rosner v Elliott Morris    not played
Roehampton 3-1 Uster
.     Charlie Lee 3-0 David Bernet   11-5, 11-6, 11-8
.     Adrian Waller 2-3 Robin Gadola  7-11, 7-11, 11-5, 13-11, 8-11
.     Jonah Bryant 3-0 Fabian Seitz  11-3, 11-5, 11-5
.     Joe Lee v Joel Siewerdt    not played

Day TWO : Top seeds through to semis

Men’s Quarter-Finals :
Paderborn (Ger) 4-0 Edinburgh SC (Sco)
B&W Worms (Ger) 3-0 AD Galomar (Por)
Uster (Sui) 3-1 SRC Vaduz (Lie)
Roehampton (Eng) 4-0 Birkerod SC (Den)

An exciting final preliminary match in the women’s category between the German champions from
Paderborn and last year’s runner up Mulhouse concluded the second day of the tournament on the
glass court.

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The French team led by Sarah-Jane Perry (No. 15 in the world rankings) prevailed 2-1
despite strong resistance from the Paderborn women. Both teams advance to the semi-finals.

Mulhouse will face SC Monopol Frankfurt and the PSC will face the defending champions from
Roehampton (England). The semi-finals will be played on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

“Of course I would have liked a different outcome and a fifth set, but Mulhouse was simply stronger
overall today,” said Paderborn captain Hennes.

Team manager Matthias Wolff is looking forward to the semi-final day in the Ahorn-Sportpark:

“The group goal of reaching the semi-finals has been achieved, even if we would have liked a different opponent. Now we have to play against the strong English women, but who knows what will happen in front of the home crowd!”

Captain Rösner is looking forward to the final two days: “We are excited for the semi-finals and are
looking forward to another full hut in the Ahorn Sports Park. And we hope that we will also triumph
against our big competitor Worms in the end!”

In the men’s category, the teams from Roehampton, Uster (Switzerland) and the two German teams from Worms and Paderborn prevailed in the quarter-finals. Defending champion Paderborn will face reigning German Champion Worms on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Day ONE : Victories for the favourites

The 34th ESF European Club Squash Championships started in Paderborn and the top teams have
demonstrated their strength in the first group games.

Starting with the defending champions and host Paderborn Squash Club, who won 4-0 against CS Algemesi watched by over 250 spectators. “It was a perfect start for both our teams. We are looking forward to the next tasks in front of the home crowd here at the Ahorn-Sportpark,” says Paderborn’s head coach Hendrik Vössing.

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Last year’s ladies winners from Roehampton also won their matches against Oly Koks&tales and SC Monopol Frankfurt 3-0, just as their men’s club colleagues kept their clean slate against Fitzwilliam LTC and Edinburgh SC with 4-0 each. The German champions Black&White Worms won their first match against SRC Verduz 3-1 and Uster is already in the quarter-finals after their win against AD Galomar.

In the Ladies’ Group B Paderborn (3-0 against Inverness) and Mulhouse (3-0 against Mount Pleasant LTC) also underlined their ambitions to win the group, their match will take place on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Frankfurt goes into the last group game against Oly Koks&Tales with a win against Fricktal and a defeat against Roehampton.

During the official reception in the Ahorn Lounge on the occasion of the defending champions’ first group game, Andreas Preising, President of the Paderborn Squash Club, was honored by Ahorn Sportpark Managing Director Ralf Pahlsmeier for his unique commitment to the sport of squash.

The final group games continue on Thursday from 10 a.m. in the Ahorn-Sportpark Paderborn, the
quarter-finals start at 4 p.m.