- Velavan Senthikumar(EGY) beat Tristan Eysele (RSA): 3-0 16/14, 15/13, 11/7 (40 mins)
- Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) beat Mark Fuller (ENG) 3-0: 11/2, 11/1, 11,2 (15 min)
THURS 25th – SUN 28th MAY 2017, Venue: PARKVIEW SQUASH CENTRE
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- Velavan Senthikumar (IND) beat Lyell Fuller (ENG) 3-1: 7/11, 11/5, 11/3, 11/6 (41mins)
- Tristan Eysele (RSA) beat Ruan Olivier (RSA) 3-0: 11/3, 11/5, 11/6 (26mins)
- Mark Fuller (ENG) beat Benjamin Aubert (FRA) 3-0 11/7, 11/6, 11/4 (45mins)
- Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) beat Harinder Sandhu (IND) 3-1: 12/10, 9/11, 11/7, 12/10 (61mins)
Full draw: West Rand PSA Main Draw
Qualifying final round results:
- Mohammed Elshebeni(EGy) beat – Omar Elkattan( Egy) 3-0: 11/5, 11/6, 11/9 30mins
- Kelvin Ndlovu (Zam) beat Devon Hendrikse (RSA) 3-2: 11/7, 8/11, 11/2, 3/11, 11/9 60 mins
- Ruan Olivier (RSA) beat Ahmed Medan (EGY) 3-0: 11/9, 14/12, 11/6 55 mins
- Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) beat Zeeshan Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11/5, 11/5, 13/11 35 min
Main draw: West Rand Open PSA Main Draw
Full qualifying results: West Rand Open PSA Qualifying
We are pleased to send you our 1st results:
- Omar Elkattan (EGY) beat Omar Bahgat (EGY) 3 – 0: 11/7, 11/8, 11/6 (25 min)
- Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) beat Rodney Durbach 3 – 0: 14/12, 11/5, 11/8 (35 min)
- Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) beat Guhan Senthilkumar (IND) 3 – 0: 11/8, 11-7, 14/12 (36 min)
- Devon Hendrikse (RSA) beat Tiago Goriely (BEL) 3 – 1: 8/11, 11/3, 11/4, 11/2 (36 min)
- Ruan Olivier (RSA) beat Ali Jafari (ENG) 3 – 1: 9/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/4 (42 min)
- Ahmed Medan (EGY) beat Gareth Naidoo (RSA) 3 – 1: 8/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/7 (32 min)
- Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) beat Nyeon-Ho Lee (KOR) 3 – 0: 11/3, 11/2, 11/1 (19 min)
- Zeeshan Khan (PAK) beat Alwyn Venter (RSA) 3 – 1: 9/11, 11/4, 11/9, 11/7 (46 min)
Results from the finals
Ladies Event : The Assore Balwin Parkview Open saw Alex Fuller taking her 2nd PSA title. She started the match with a good length and kept the rallies long and hard. Milnay Louw moved very well and match see-sawed between the 2 players. Fuller managed to take the first game in a closely contested battle. The 2nd game saw her calm down and her length got better. Louw was not going down without a fight and kept her composure and determination to claw her way back and take the 3rd game. Fuller played confident attacking squash and eventually the pressure took it’s toll on Louw who gave away a couple of strokes at crucial points. Fuller said, “I am thrilled with the win and felt that I kept it together and stayed with my game plan. I felt that Milnay played really well in the 1st 3 games but felt her tiring to the end of the third even though I lost that game. I knew that if I started the 4th positively and put her under pressure she was going to tire. This is what I did and it paid off.”
Mens Event : It was wonderful to watch such talented squash players. Both players moved with such grace around the court. Their agility and movement to the ball had the crowd in awe. Mohammed Elsherbini played accurate attacking shots that most players would not have reached but the young Velavan Senthikumar glided effortlessly across the court. After a few controversial decisions by the referees both players started playing loose balls and the game got a little scrappy. ElSherbini managed to regain his focus in the 4th and pulled ahead 8-4. Another 3 very long hard rallies saw Senthikumar desperately trying to go for the unbelievable winner but unfortunately it did not pay off. Said ElSherbini ,”I am thrilled with my 1st PSA title. I hope that this will be the first of many more to come. I would not have been able to achieve these goals without the support of my family and coach Lefika Ragonsle. A very special thanks has to go to my sponsors #Dreadsports, #Versace Jeans and #Limitless TV. They have enabled me to live my dream to compete on the international circuit and I hope to show them that I have been worth the investment. Thanks again to all the hosts for the great hospitality. It has been a privilege to come to South Africa and play in such a wonderful event.”
Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Milnay Louw (RSA) 3-1, 14/12, 7/11, 11/9, 11/7 (52mins)
Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) bt Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 3-1, 11/8, 11/7, 10/12, 11/8 (55mins)
Results from the SA portion: Gauteng PKV Open 2017 Draws
Results from the semi-finals
Ladies Event : Alex Fuller was very focused for this match. From the beginning she hit a good length and moved well to the ball. Nikki Todd was struggling with her length and then started to panic, going for winners but making errors instead. Fuller stuck with her game plan and even though was 9-6 down in the 3rd game back to take the game 13-11 and the match 3-0. Said Fuller “Nerves crept in during the 3rd but I managed to keep my composure and controlled my shots to finish it off in three. The altitude was starting to get to me.”
Milnay Louw was definitely on a mission tonight. She was clinical in her shot selection and had Cheyna Tucker running from corner to corner. She did not give Tucker any opportunity to get into the game at all. Louw said “ I concentrated on playing my drives deep thereby putting pressure on Cheyna in the back corners. This opened the court up for me and gave me the opportunity to play short when I needed to. I felt I moved well and played the ball to a good length. I kept up the momentum throughout the match and was very happy with my performance”.
Mens Event : Velavan Senthikumar once again dominated the match. The first game was very hard and Senthikumar kept the rallies long and hard. Mark Fuller was definitely struggling with the altitude. The 1st game lasted over 15mins and Fuller worked really hard. Senthikumar played a great length and kept attacking the ball. When interviewed after the match Senthikumar said, “I am so excited to be in my 1st PSA final went. I think that my tournament has gone really well and felt very good during the games. I also struggled a little with the altitude but I attacked a lot and made him work harder than usual. I have never played either of the other semi-finalists and really looking forward to the match tomorrow !”.
Mohamed ElSherbini played positive aggressive squash from the 1st point. He kept the ball tight and to a good length and took no chances with any fancy shots. Harinder looked like he felt the pressure and made too many unforced errors at crucial points. Mohammed said, “I felt that I was in control and kept playing my game. I kept playing the way I wanted it to be, by keeping it simple and tight against the wall. I felt that Sandhu was a little nervous of me and tried to finish the rallies too early. I am looking forward to playing the youngster in the match tomorrow. I would like to thank Angelique and Craig for their hospitality and I am really enjoying my stay in SA.”
- Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Nikki Todd (CAN) 3-0, 11/7, 11/9, 12/10 (33mins)
- Milnay Louw (RSA) bt Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 3-0, 11/6, 11/3, 11/7 (28mins)
- Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt Mark Fuller (ENG) 3-0, 12/10, 11/7, 11/9 (46mins)
- Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) bt Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) 3-0, 11/8, 11/6, 11/5 (37mins)
The ladies final starts at 19:00 followed by the mens at 20:00. Results from the other SA events were as follows: Gauteng PKV Open 2017 Draws.
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2017 World Masters Games
Auckland, New Zealand
21st – 30th April 2017
The small South African contingent of squash players heading to Auckland, New Zealand for the 2017 World Masters Games – Des Sacco, Chris Grainger, John van Heeswijk, Craig van der Wath Angie Clifton-Parks (all Central Gauteng) and Kwazulu Natalian,Tracey Browne – could return with at least three medals, should the seedings go according to plan.
Sacco, runner-up in the 75 + section of World Masters bi-annual Championships in Continue reading
Results and the qualifiers that will be going into the main draw.
Luke McFarland has had the tournament of his life. He has won the last 3 matches 3-2. Said McFarland “I am very happy with my results and having reached the main draw. Every match has been very hard but I just kept running for every ball and it eventually paid. I am really looking forward to my match with the number 3 seed Mark Fuller”. Continue reading