Balwin & Assore Gauteng Open qualifiers

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”.

Velavan Senthilkumar was just too strong and fast for Devon Hendrikse. His racket skills and speed to the ball took Hendrikse by surprise and his ability to read the game really impressed the South African Crowd.

Ladies Results

  • Mikaila Westmoreland bt Cathy Botma 3-0: 12-10, 11-3, 11-4 (18mins)
  • Megan Page bt Jemma Dawson 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-5 (22mins)
  • Tayla Diepenbroek bt Nothando Ntimane 3-1: 11-3, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4 (38mins)
  • Adel Sammons bt Mariske Wiese 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (37mins)

The results of the qualifiers were as follows:

  • Nikki Todd vs Tayla Diepenbroek
  • Angie Clifton-Parks vs Adel Sammons
  • Makgosi Peloakgosi vs Megan Page
  • Robyn Boy vs Mikaila Westmoreland

Lucky losers :

  1. Mariske Wiese
  2. Nothand Nitimane
  3. Cathy Bothma
  4. Jemma Dawson

Mens Results

  • Christo Potgieter bt Kyle Maree 3-1: 11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (47 mins)
  • Velavan Senthilkumar bt Devon Hendrikse 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 14-12 (34 mins)
  • Luke McFarland bt Ali Jafari 3-2: 4-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9 (54 mins)
  • Blessing Muhwati bt Andrew Martin 3-1: 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 (48 mins)

The results of the qualifiers were as follows:

  • Velavan Senthikumar vs Tiago Goriely
  • Luke McFarland vs Mark Fuller
  • Joeri Hapers vs Christo Potgieter
  • Blessing Muhwati vs Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu

1st round qualification results

  • Christo Potgieter bt Wayne Sithole 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-5  ( 33m )
  • Kyle Maree bt Ahmed Medan 3-0:   11-6, 11-9, 11-6  ( 34m )
  • Devon Hendrikse bt John Kuhn 3-0:   11-4, 11-8, 12-10  ( 26m )
  • Velavan Senthilkumar bt Dylan Groenewald 3-1: 11-4, 9-11, 11-1, 11-3  ( 41m )
  • Ali Jafari bt Jarryd Carter 3-0:  11-9, 11-7, 12-10 ( 40m )
  • Luke McFarland bt Daniel Smith 3-2:  11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8 ( 54m )
  • Blessing Muhwati bt Mikael Clayton 3-1: 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4  ( 48m )
  • Andrew Martin bt Omar Elkattan 3-1: 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4  ( 42m )

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