Northerns Open Squash Championships

Pretoria Country Club
South African players unless otherwise mentioned.
Results: Women: 1st Round: 1- Salma Ahmed(Egy) bt Lume Landman (11-4 11-4 11-3, Lauren Siddall bt 5-Cheyna Tucker  11-9 11-4 11-4, 4- Milnay Louw bt Elani Landman 1—9 8-11 11-7 11-4, Nouran El Tourky (Egy) bt 7 – Alexandra Fuller 11-2 11-5 11-7, 6- Nadine Shain (Egy) bt Julie Lee 11-4 11-7 11-7, 3- Kylie Lindsay (NZL) bt Katie Smith (Eng) 11-4 11-3 11-7, Farrah Sterne bt 8- Julia Lecoq(Fr) 11-13 11-9 11-9 11-7, 2-Lisa Aitken (Eng) bt Fransika Hennes Ger) 6-11 11-8 11-8 8-11 11-5.
Men : Second Round : 1 Aqeel Rehman (Aut) bt Sanjay Singh (Mas) 11-6 5-11 11-1 11-9, 7-J P Britz bt Kyle Maree 11-4 14-12 6-11 11-0, 5-Thoboki Mohohlo bt Ahsan Ayaz (Pak) 11-7 12-14 11-3 11-7, 3-Tom Ford (Eng) bt Nell van der Merwe 11-6 11-4 11-1, 4- Mohammed Yousaf (Pak) bt Ray Simbule (Zam) 6-11 11-6 7-11 11-6 11-7, Michael Wood bt 8- Arthur Moineau (Fra) 11-6 11-5 11-9, Piedro Schweertman (Ned0 bt Oliver Pett (eng) 9-11 11-5 11-1 8-11 12-10, Amaad Fareed (Pak) 2-Tayyab Aslam (Pak) 12-10 11-2 11-7
 
Upsets were the order of play  at the Pretoria Country Club on Tuesday evening.
In the women’s first rounds 5th seed Cheyna Tucker, 7th seed Alexandra Fuller, both South African and 8th seed Julia Le Coq (France) were unceremoniously bundled out while second seed Lisa Aitken (England) survived a 55 minute 5 game tussle before advancing to the quarterfinals.
Lauren Siddall repeated her straight game win over Tucker in the Eastern Province Open, again winning in straight games in 30 minutes. Torky (Egypt) also inflicted a straight game win over Fuller, a student at UCT   while Sterne, the recently crowned Masters 35 -39 winner , after dropping the first game 11-13 to 8th seeded Julia Lecoq (France) took control edging through 11-9 11-9 11-7.
 
Amaad Fareed (Pak) caused the biggest surprise when he outplayed fellow countryman Tayyab Aslam , the second seed in straight games. Michael Wood added to the upsets when he defeated 8th seed Arthur Moineau of France.
 
In the longest match of the evening lasting 68 minutes Piedro Schweertman (Netherlands) scraped though 12-10 in the decider against Englands Oliver Pett.
 
Quarter final Line-up : Women: Salma Ahmed (Egy) vs Lauren Siddall: Milnay Louw vs Nouran El Tourky (Egy): Nadine (Egy) vs Kylie Lindsay (Nzl): Farrah Sterne vs Lisa Aitken (Eng)
Men : Aqeel Rehman (Aut) vs JP Britz: Thoboki Mohohlo vs Tom Ford (Eng): Muhammed Yusaf (Pak) vs Michael Wood : Piedro Schweertman(Ned) vs Amaad Fareed (Pak)

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