Weekend Roundup 30 Oct

Another busy week around the Squash World, check out who won what – and what comes next 

Top seeds take Australian Open Titles

Top seeds Nele Gilis and Miguel Rodriguez were triumphant in the upgraded Australian Open in Sydney, claiming the $30k Challenger titles

[1] Nele Gilis (Bel) 3-0 [2] Sabrina Sobhy (Usa)   11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
[1] Miguel Rodriguez (Col) 3-1[3] Greg Lobban (Sco)   8-11, 11-8, 11-1, 11-9 (66m)

British Junior Champions crowned in Sheffield

A record 370 competitors and a brand new Mixed U9 competition as the best of British Juniors battled it out across three venues in Sheffield.  Full results and coverage

Two in a row for Moataz in US

Egypt’s Hana Moataz claimed her second PSA title in a row in the USA as she beat England’s Lucy Beecroft in an unexpected final of the $20k Challenger Hamilton Open in Lancaster

[7] Hana Moataz (Egy) 3-1 [5] Lucy Beecroft (Eng)   9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 (39m)

Stewart denies home hopes in Bordeaux

Scotland’s Rory Stewart beat unseeded  home favourite  Benjamin Aubert to claim the $12k Challenger title in France, his eighth PSA title.

[3] Rory Stewart (Sco) 3-1 Benjamin Aubert (Fra)   10-12, 11-4, 11-4, 1-0 rtd (53m)

Brownell topples Salazar in Vancouver final

The Van Lawn $12k Challenger final saw the top seeds clash at Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, with USA’s Timothy Brownell triumphing in straight games to collect his third PSA title of the year.

Tim now heads to New Zealand for the Nations Cup (see coming up, below)

[2] Timothy Brownell (Usa) 3-0 [1] Arturo Salazar (Mex)   13-11, 11-7, 11-3

Malliff and Smith deliver English Double in Uster

It was all-England in Uster as Katie Malliff and Ben Smith collected the $6k Challenger titles in two five game finals.

[1] Katie Malliff (Eng) 3-2 [2] Marta Dominguez   9-11, 14-12, 11-2, 4-11, 11-7 (63m)
[2] Ben Smith (Eng) 3-2 [4] Marek Panacek (Cze)   6-11, 11-3, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4 (52m

Top seeds beaten in Greenwich finals

Malaysia’s Wen Li Lai and unseeded Egyptian Marwen Tarek (the former World Junior Champion) upset the top seeds to claim the $6k Challenger titles in Greenwich, Connecticut. That’s a third PSA title for Marwan and for Li Lai !!!

[2] Wen Li Lai (Mas) 3-0 [1] Alicia Mead (Eng)   11-8, 12-10, 11-2 (39m)
Marwan Tarek (Egy) 3-0 [1] Anders Herrera (Mex)   11-4, 11-7, 11-4 (43m)

WSF AGM concludes in Chennai

At the three day conference in Chennai, the World Squash Federation announces new Board Members, three new affiliated nations, an new U23 Racketball category, and the return of the World Cup to Chennai in 2023.

Coming up this week

  • Asian Team Champs, 31-04 Nov, Cheongju-si Korea
  • PSA Lagord France, 01-05 Nov, $20k Men’s Challenger
  • QPCC Premiere, T&T, 01-05 Nov, $6k Men’s Challenger
  • Nations Cup, 8-team International, 03-06 Nov, New Zealand
  • Sport Central Open, Canada, 03-06, $6k Men’s Challenger
  • Czech Open, Brno, 03-07 Nov, $30 Men’s Challenger