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RMCLUB Open 2022
(also See Men's Necker Open)


$30,000 RMCLUB Open 2022 presented by Expression Networks, RMCLUB, Forbach, Mauritius, PSA Challenger Tour 30
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RMCLUB Open 2022
Women's Draw
07 - 11 June
Forbach, Mauritius, $30k

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08 JUN
09 JUN
 10 JUN
11 JUN

[1] Tinne Gilis (BEL)
11-3, 11-8, 11-6 (24m)
Alicia Mead (ENG)

Tinne Gilis
11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (27m)Coline Aumard
Tinne Gilis
11-4, 11-1, 11-8 (27m)
Enora Villard
Tinne Gilis
11-7, 6-11, 13-11,
6-11, 11-5 (51m)
Farida Mohamed
[5] Coline Aumard (FRA)
11-2, 12-10, 12-10 (37m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG)
[6] Enora Villard (FRA)
11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5 (36m)
Karina Tyma (POL)
Enora Villard
Lisa Aitken
[4] Lisa Aitken (SCO)
11-5, 11-3, 11-9 (23m)
Nadeen Kotb (EGY)
[3] Farida Mohamed (EGY)
11-5, 11-8, 11-7 (27m)
Georgia Adderley (SCO)
Farida Mohamed
11-7, 11-5, 11-7 (18m)
Marie Stephan
Farida Mohamed
11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 (34m)
Melissa Alves
[7] Marie Stephan (FRA)
11-9, 11-4, 10-12, 11-7 (37m)
Au Yeong Wai Yhann (SGP)
[8] Julianne Courtice (ENG)
11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (25m)
Saskia Beinhard (GER)
Julianne Courtice
3-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-1 (47m)
Melissa Alves
Lucy Beecroft (ENG)
11-8, 11-8, 12-10 (35m)
[2] Melissa Alves (FRA)


[1] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bye
[9/16] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt Ninon Lemarchand (FRA) 11-5, 11-1, 11-5 (19m)
[9/16] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt Nour Ramy (EGY) 7-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3 (47m)
[5] Coline Aumard (FRA) bye
[6] Énora Villard (FRA) bye
[9/16] Karina Tyma (POL) bt Ingy Hammouda (EGY) 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 (29m)
[9/16] Nadeen Kotb (EGY) bt Jelena Dutina (SRB) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (16m)
[4] Lisa Aitken (SCO) bye
[3] Farida Mohamed (EGY) bye
[9/16] Georgia Adderley (SCO) bt Malak Fathy (EGY) 11-4, 12-10, 11-4 (26m)
Au Yeong Wai Yhann (SGP) bt [9/16] Torrie Malik (ENG) 4-11, 11-9, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8 (47m)
[7] Marie Stéphan (FRA) bye
[8] Julianne Courtice (ENG) bye
[9/16] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt Vanessa Florens (MRI) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 (16m)
[9/16] Lucy Beecroft (ENG) bt Kara Lincou (FRA) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (19m)
[2] Mélissa Alves (FRA) bye

Also see
Necker Mauritius Open 2022
Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels
Running Alongside RMCLUB Open


Elias And Mohamed Claim Necker Mauritius Open And Rmclub Women’s Open Crowns

Peru’s Diego Elias overcame the challenge of England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy to win the inaugural Necker Mauritius Open – Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, while Egypt’s Farida Mohamed claimed the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks, her biggest title to date.

The final of the Necker Mauritius Open – Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels saw a sublime display from Peru’s World No.5 Diego Elias, as he defeated World No.3 Mohamed ElShorbagy to win the trophy, and to finish the tournament without dropping a game.

The Peruvian had knocked out World No.2 Paul Coll in the semi-finals, and continuing that incredible form into the opening exchanges of the final, taking the first ten points of the contest. Although ElShorbagy was able to avoid the infamous ‘bagel’, Elias won it 11-2 to hold the lead in the contest.

The 25-year-old controlled the tempo of the match and used his deceptive hold to unsettle ElShorbagy, who was appearing in his first final since switching allegiance from Egypt to England earlier this week. The second game was far more competitive, however, as ElShorbagy recovered from his slow start to take the game to his opponent. The Englishman made the match more physical and made the rallies longer, with Elias struggling slightly physically.

However, Elias switched his plan and moved up the court to nullify his opponent’s attacking prowess, before unleashing his own attacks to sneak the second game. The Peruvian continued to hold the advantage in the third game and held off a late fightback from ElShorbagy to seal the PSA World Tour Gold title after not dropping a match all event, and added to the Qatar QTerminals Classic and Motor City Open titles that he won earlier this season.

Diego Elias (left) and Mohamed ElShorbagy (right) during the final

“I want to thank everyone for coming here today and I want to thank [Tournament Promoter] Remy [Mabillon] for organising this amazing tournament,” said Elias.

“I love being in this atmosphere, it feels like home. I want to thank all the team, the club and Greg [Gaultier] for helping to organise this, as well as PSA for having a tournament here. I want to thank everyone for organising this huge event.

“I’m really happy to be the first winner of a tournament like this. Hopefully, this keeps happening every year and I can come back next year and try and win it again.

“I want to say thanks to Mohamed. He has been one of the best ever in squash, and I hope one day I can achieve what he has achieved and be like him when he loses. It’s like he is a winner too, I appreciate it a lot, you don’t see it very often.”

The RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks came down to a thrilling conclusion at the RMCLUB in Grand Bay, Mauritius, with Egypt’s World No.18 Farida Mohamed securing the biggest title of her fledgling career, as she defeated top seed Tinne Gilis in a five-game battle.

The match featured a similar pattern of play throughout each game with both players preferring to go short whenever the opportunity presented itself. This suited Mohamed as she powered into the lead after just seven minutes. Gilis looked off the pace early on and made a number of errors in the opening game, but the Belgian looked more like her usual self in the second game as she improved to draw level.

Both players were able to find their lengths in the third game, with the rallies becoming more drawn out, and it was Gilis who held the advantage. However, the young Egyptian fought back to force a tie-break, one she took to lead the match once again.

Farida Mohamed

The fourth went the way of Gilis, with the top seed dominating proceedings to set up a grandstand finish, but Mohamed kept her focus in the decider to seal a win which sees the Egyptian pick up her fifth PSA title, and her first Challenger 30 level crown.

“No one would believe that before I came here everyone wanted me to pull out of this tournament because of my leg,” said Mohamed.

“I’ve been injured for a month and a half now, my hamstring and my hip. I finally found a way to fix it in the past two days. It was feeling better, but at the end my deep heat was done and I had to put ice spray on it, it went cold again and it felt so bad.

“My coach knows very well that I wanted to win this tournament very badly. Not everyone believed I could do it, so it was such a relief. It’s over and now I’m going into a break with a win.

“Tinne has been playing amazing squash lately and she’s improved so much. It feels amazing to win my biggest title at the end of the season and finish this way. It’s going to give me confidence because I haven’t been in top form today and this week because of my leg as I wasn’t able train very well.”
Semi Finals

Top Seed Tinne Gilis To Face Egypt’s Farida Mohamed For The Title

In the RMCLUB Women’s Open, top seed Tinne Gilis continued her assault of the competition to reach a third Challenger 30 level final in as many months, as she overcame the challenge of France’s Enora Villard, and she will now face Egypt’s Farida Mohamed for the title.

Tinne Gilis

Gilis came into her semi-final against Villard knowing that the Frenchwoman had not played for two days, after she received a walkover through her last eight contest following the withdrawal of Scotland’s Lisa Aitken through illness. The Belgian, who currently sits at World No.15, was on top form from the off.

From the opening shot of game two, Gilis was in brutal form, recording a morale-shattering 11-1 win over the Frenchwoman – who was playing her first competitive match on this court after her walkover victory yesterday – in just five minutes.

Despite the crushing nature of the second game, Villard was able to trouble the World No.15 in the third, competing well around court with the scores at 7-7. Gilis, however, was able to pull clear once again to progress to the final having won all her matches in three games with an 11-8 win.

“I feel amazing, actually. I took some rest this morning but as soon as I arrived at the club I was excited and ready to play and was going to give it my all on court for sure,” the Belgian said after her win.

“Even the days where you don’t feel 100 percent, you can still find a way through and that’s what I did today so I’m happy and proud of myself.”

Egypt’s Mohamed did battle with another Frenchwoman, in the tournament’s No.2 seed Melissa Alves, and she came through an interesting contest to make it into the final of a Challenger 30 level final for the first time, and into the biggest final of her career to date.

Farida Mohamed

The 20-year-old Egyptian started strongly, with her power hitting game working well, but a slew of errors in the second game allowed Alves to level the match, to the delight of the crowd. However, Mohamed regrouped and found the game that had worked so well earlier in the contest, disrupting the rhythm of the Frenchwoman, to win in four games and advance to a first final on Tour since 2019.

“Melissa’s a very good player, she has so much experience and when I played her about four or five years ago, I got killed on court! I expected her to be very strong today and I’m very happy to be through,” Mohamed said.

The finals of the Necker Mauritius Open – Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels and the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks will take place at the RMCLUB in Grand Bay, Mauritius on Saturday, June 11. All the action will get underway at 17:30 (GMT+4), with both finals streamed live on SQUASHTV.
Quarter Finals

In the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks, the top three seeds all made their way into the semi-finals, with Frenchwoman Melissa Alves having to fight from two games down to overcome the challenge of England’s Julianne Courtice in five.

Melissa Alves

Surprisingly, the pair were doing battle for the first time on Tour, and the 30-year-old Englishwoman, the No.8 seed for the tournament, came flying out of the blocks, racing into a two-game lead having dropped just seven points across the pair of games.

However, Alves was able to find her corners in the third game to bring herself back into the contest, and she carried that momentum all the way into the deciding fifth game where she won the first eight points. That lead was more than enough, with the No.2 seed making her way through to the last four of the competition.

Elsewhere in the women’s event, Coline Aumard’s career came to an end, as she retired from the sport following defeat to her good friend, and top seed, Tinne Gilis. The Belgian won in straight games, with the pair both showing emotion at the end of the match, hugging with tears in their eyes.

“I knew this was going to be her last tournament and it’s mixed feelings that I’m her last match on the PSA World Tour. I’m honoured in one way, but very sad on the other side, because I don’t want her to leave!” Gilis said.

Tinne Gilis and Coline Aumard embrace

“I think she can be very proud of herself and what she’s achieved in the last years. I think a lot of people are very proud of you. You’ve been a big help for everyone and have always been very kind. I think, knowing that you’re going to live here in Mauritius and everyone’s going to take such good care of you, the facilities here are amazing, you’ll be fine here with [husband] Adam. I’m very happy for you and I wish you all the best in the future.”

Aumard said: “Of course, it’s very hard to find words right now but I think you can see how happy I am to be here. I mean, it’s happy tears, you know?

“Something very nice is coming for me and Adam and I feel very proud of myself and very honoured to be on this court day to play my last match because it’s where I’m starting my new chapter. Sharing that with my new home is very special and thank you so much for being here watching me today.”

Egypt’s Farida Mohamed won the other match of the day in the women’s event, beating Frenchwoman Marie Stephan in straight games, while Enora Villard received a walkover through to the last four after Scotland’s Lisa Aitken had to withdraw from their quarter final contest through illness.

The semi-finals of the Necker Mauritius Open – Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels and the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks will take place on Friday, June 10th. All the action will be streamed LIVE on SQUASHTV.
Round 2

In the second round of the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks, the top eight seeds all safely navigated their way through their respective matches on Court GG at the RMCLUB, with good friends Tinne Gilis and Coline Aumard scheduled to meet in the last eight on Thursday.

Gilis, the World No.15 and the tournament’s No.1 seed, overcame the challenge of England’s Alicia Mead to make her way into the quarter finals, while Aumard, who will retire from professional squash following this event, downed another Englishwoman, in Millie Tomlinson, with the pair set to do battle on the glass court.

The Necker Mauritius Open – Presented by Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels and the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks will continue on Thursday, June 9, with the quarter finals starting at 12:00 (GMT+4). All of the action will be shown live on SQUASHTV, with the women’s match also available to watch on the Challenger Tour YouTube channel.
Round 1

In the RMCLUB Women’s Open – Presented by Expression Networks, the opening match of the tournament sprang a surprise, as Singapore’s World No.123 Au Yeong Wai Yhann defeated England’s World No.95 Torrie Malik in a five-game battle.

The pair were meeting for the second time in less than a month, with the young Englishwoman having won 3-1 in the opening round of the NTA Squash Classic in Boston, United States in May. She held the lead early in this contest, but some great squash from the Singaporean saw her take the second and third, the latter on a tie-break.

Malik fought back to win the fourth game comfortably, but Yhann recovered, bringing out some of her best squash in the final game, winning it 11-8 to advance to the second round of the Challenger 30 level competition, where she will now face the tournament’s No.7 seed, Marie Stephan.

Elsewhere, there were wins for the English trio of Alicia Mead, Lucy Beecroft and Millie Tomlinson, the latter of which had to come from behind in her duel with Egypt’s Nour Ramy to win in four games. Beecroft will now take on French No.2 seed Melissa Alves, while Mead will advance to face top seed Tinne Gilis in the last 16.

The women’s match will be available to watch on the Challenger Tour YouTube channel.

Belgium’s Tinne Gilis is the RMCLUB Women’s Open No.1 seed

Tinne Gilis in action

This Challenger 30 event taking place alongside the Necker Mauritius Open. The RMCLUB Women’s Open presented by Expression Networks will run directly alongside the Men’s event at the RMCLUB.

Belgium’s Tinne Gilis is the No.1 seed for the event and will be determined to finish her season in style and claim yet another title to add to her collection. The World No.15 has had an impressive finish to her season including picking up both the Annecy Rose Open and Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open titles and featuring in two Platinum event quarter finals.

Egypt’s Farida Mohamed has also had an impressive 2021-22 season as she has moved from strength to strength and climbed 15 places to reach her highest World Ranking to date of No.18 in this month’s rankings.

France’s Coline Aumard, who has recently relocated to the Island, will feature in her last PSA tournament as she will be retiring from the tour after the event. Aumard is the No.5 seed for the event and faces the winner of England’s Millie Tomlinson and Egypt’s Nour Ramy in her opening match in round two.

As well as watching the action live on
SQUASHTV, you can keep up with the live scores here.

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