Finals Assore Balwin Parkview Gauteng Open

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.”

Ladies Results

Alexandra Fuller (RSA) bt Milnay Louw (RSA) 3-1, 14/12, 7/11, 11/9, 11/7 (52mins)

Mens Results

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

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