Day Two : Lincou and Galova through to the final
BIt of a turning table for the young Kara Lincou – niece of – as it looked like she was out of the loop for this wildcard as Elise Romba had beaten her 3/2 and led quite comfortably in points. But as today, against all odds, Elise lost to Ninon Lemarchand, out of the race, 3/2, if Kara could win 3/0 against Rose Lucas-Marcuzzo, she would actually qualify!
And despite being 10/8 down in the 3rd, Kara stepped on it, and clinched the 3rd, 12/10.
So it’s a Ella Galova – winner of Lea Barbeau 3/1 in the other group – Kara Lincou final tomorrow…
I’m obviously very happy to have qualified for this final. It’s true that after yesterday’s defeat I had given up hope a little. I regretted not having tightened up my game when I was leading 2/1 and 7-5 in the 4th game against Élise. But I quickly pulled myself together and stayed positive.
And my efforts paid off, as I came out of it with one more game, which allowed me to play in the final against Ella tomorrow.
There’s no room for relief as there’s still a match to play, but what’s certain is that I’ve got another opportunity and I’m going to play my heart out in this last fight.
Fri 30th, Day TWO Results :
Pool A :
Ninon Lemarchand 3-2 Élise Romba 11-7, 7-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8
Kara Lincou 3-0 Rose Lucas-Marcuzzo 11-5, 11-8, 12-10
Pool B :
Ella Galova 3-1 Léa Barbeau 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-4
Lilou Brévard-Belliot 3-1 Inès Guyot 9-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-3
Final : Kara Lincou v Ella Galova on Saturday afternoon
The first PSA Platinum event of 2023/24 PSA season will be the Paris Squash in August … but the women’s wildcard spot is being played for this weekend in Paris.
Eight players will compete in two groups, with the winners of each group playing off for the wildcard spot.
Thu 29th, Day ONE Results :
Pool A :
Elise Romba 3-0 Rose-Lucas-Marcuzzo 11-5, 11-5, 11-4
Kara Lincou 3-1 Ninon Lemarchand 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9
Élise Romba 3-2 Kara Lincou 11-8, 10-12, 2-11, 11-9, 11-6
Rose Lucas-Marcuzzo 3-2 Ninon Lemarchand 11-9, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5
Pool B :
Lea Barbeau 3-0 Ines Guyot 11-5, 11-7, 11-3
Ella Galova 3-1 Lilou Brevard-Belliot 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7
Léa Barbeau 3-0 Lilou Brévard-Belliot 11-3, 11-7, 11-4
Ella Galova 3-0 Inès Guyot 11-3, 11-9, 11-4