Northerns Open Squash Championships

Pretoria Country Club
Men’s 1st Round: South African players unless otherwise denoted
1-      A Rehman(Aut) bt M Fourie 11-8 11-4 11-0, S Singh (Mas) bt J Kershaw 12-10 11-4 11-8, K Maree bt L Kuhn 12-10 8-11 7-11 11-5 11-2, 7-j p britz bt T Eysele 11-4 9-11 11-2 11-9, 5- T Moholo bt A Martin 11-9 12-10 11-5, A Ayaz (Pak) bt H Aly (Egy) 11-3 7-11 11-6 11-8, N van der Merwe bt M Moshin (Pak) 11-5 5-11 9-11 11-1 11-2, 3-T Ford (Eng) bt C Potgieter 11-8 11-6 11-4, 4-M Yousaf (pak) bt B Coates 11-3 11-5 11-2, R Simbule (Zam) bt B Ajagbe (Ngr) 7-11 11-7 8-11 11-6 11-8, M Wood bt R Olivier 11-7 11-5 11-5, 8-A Moineau (Fr) bt N Kahn (Pak) 11-3 11-4 11-1, P Schweertman (Ned) bt 6- A Graham (Eng) 6-1 ret. hurt, O Pett (Eng) bt G Naidoo 11-6 11-7 11-7, A Fareed (Pak) bt A Ashoush(Egy) 4-11 3-11 11-8 11-4 11-6, 2- T. Aslam (Pak) bt H Gul (Pak) 11-5 11-8 11-8  
Women’s Final Qualifying Round: F Sterne bt S Ingale 11-6 11-8 9-11 4-11 11-8, L Siddall bt R baptiste 13-11 11-5 11-5, L Landman bt H Shipley 11-7 11-6 11-4, E Landman bt K Schultz 11-6 11-8 11-6
The Northerns Open Squash Championships got off to a quiet start at the Pretoria Country Club courts on Monday evening with  the final women’s qualifying round  and the first round of the men’s championships being played.
                The Landman twins, Elania nd Lume,students at UJ , took their allotted places in the main draw after beating Karen Schultz and Hannah Shipley
                respectively in straight games.
                Elani Landman now clashes with the fourth seed Milnay Louw of Western Province while Lume meets top seeded Salma Hany Ahmed of Egypt.
                Former national champion Farrah Sterne had a five game tussle with Sachika Ingale (Pak) before moving through to play 8th seeded Julia
                Lauren Siddall, who collected the Londt Park Open title last week in Port Elizabeth, was the fourth qualifier when she disposed of Robyn Baptiste in
                straight games and now faces her opponent from last week, Cheyna Tucker
                There were no surprises in the men’s event although 6th seeded Anthony Graham (Eng) was forced to retire after only 7 points with an injured ankle
                giving Piedro Schweertman (Ned)  a place in the second round where he will now meet England’s Oliver Pett.
              The semi-finals will be played on Thursday 10th April with the finals on Friday 11th April at the Pretoria Country Club.  

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