Squash in the Land Open 2024

Squash In The Land 2024 : FINALS

[6] Leonel Cardenas (Mex) 3-0 [9/16] Bernat Jaume (Esp)  13-11, 11-6, 11-6 (50m)

[2] Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 3-1 [1] Gina Kennedy (Eng)   9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (47m)

Tayeb and Cardenas claim the titles in Cleveland

Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb earned her 16th career title after beating top seed Georgina Kennedy 3-1, and Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas defeated Spain’s Bernat Jaume in straight games to earn the first World Tour title of his career in the finals of the Squash in the Land.

Squash In The Land 2024 : SEMI-FINALS

[6] Leonel Cardenas (Mex) 3-2 [3] Greg Lobban (Sco)  6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 4-11, 11-4 (71m)
[9/16] Bernat Jaume (Esp) 3-1 [2] Youssef Ibrahim (Egy)  3-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-8 (60m)

[1] Gina Kennedy (Eng) 3-2 [4] Siva Subramaniam (Mas)  13-11, 11-8, 12-14, 6-11, 11-9 (64m)
[2] Nour El Tayeb (Egy) 3-0 [3] Olivia Weaver (Usa)  11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (38m

Semis :

In an action-packed day of squash, Bernat Jaume upset second seed Youssef Ibrahim, Leonel Cardenas defeated third seed Greg Lobban, women’s top seed Gina Kennedy survived a resurgent Siva Subramaniam and second seed Nour El Tayeb knocked out home favourite Olivia Weaver.

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Quarters II : Jaume downs Lake as semi-finalists are settled

In the bottom half quarter-finals at the Squash in the Land, Spain’s Bernat Jaume earned a place in first World Tour semi-final, USA’s Olivia Weaver survived a difficult test in Farida Mohamed, Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim put on a masterful display to beat Muhammad Asim Khan and World No.8 Nour El Tayeb celebrated her birthday with a win over Emily Whitlock.

Photos by Jeffrey Fehn 

Quarters : Cardenas topples top seed Ng to reach Cleveland semis

Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas reached his first Silver-event semi-final after defeating top seed Eain Yow Ng, England’s Gina Kennedy won out in all-England affair, Scotland’s Greg Lobban progressed after USA’s Shahjahan Khan’s injury and Malaysia’s Siva Subramaniam defeated England’s Alicia Mead in straight games in the first day of Squash in the Land quarter-finals in Cleveland.


Round Two : Quarter-finals set in Cleveland

The second day of play at clubs across Cleveland saw the quarter-finalists decided in preparation for the tournament moving to the Outcalt Theatre for the remainder of the matches.

In the women’s draw England’s Alicia Mead upset Egypt’s Hana Ramadan in an exciting four-game clash to reach the first World Tour quarter final of her career.

“I’m really excited. I didn’t expect this to be honest. I just thought I put in a really good performance,” said Mead after the match. “It was a little edgy yesterday and I really wanted to get through so I loosened my arm and just went for it. I didn’t have anything to lose.”

Mead joins the remaining seeds in the last eight and faces fourth seed Sivasangari Subramaniam in the quarters

There were two upsets in the men’s draw as Spain’s Bernat Jaume and Pakistan’s Muhd Asim Khan advanced to the last eight.

Round One : Hopton reaches first Silver last 16

Latvia’s Ineta Hopton earned her first World Tour victory of the season on the opening day of the inaugural Squash in the Land Presented by Greater Cleveland Squash 2024 with a strong performance to defeat England’s 9/16 seed Asia Harris.

“Obviously I’m quite happy about it. I didn’t know Asia at all. I’ve heard about her, but I hadn’t seen her play. She’s tall as I am, so I expected there to be a lot of traffic on the court, which there was. I won the first game, felt confident, then it got a bit shaky when I lost the second. I found my game again and claimed the win in the end.”

Elsewhere Egypt’s Kenzy Ayman took down home favourite Dixon Hill despite a strong fightback from the American, as compatriots Menna Hamed and Haya Ali took down 9/16 seeds.

In the men’s draw, wildcard Matias Knudsen overcame Egypt’s Seif El-Shenawy in his first World Tour match of his career, while English pair Perry Malik and Finnlay Withington recorded five game upsets over Addeen Idrakie and Spencer Lovejoy.

Action on Day Two continues at the Urban Squash, Skating Club and Cleveland Racquet venues before moving to the all-Glass court at the Outcalt Theatre for the quarters onward.