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Schraglage Open powered by VASS

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Schräglage Open powered by VASS 2022, Pink Power, Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, PSA Challenger Tour 3
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Schraglage Open 2022
Men's Draw
21 - 24 Jul
Stuttgart, Germany, $6k

Final:
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (47m)

Semi-finals:
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) 3-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (46m)
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [6] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) 11-5, 6-11, 10-12, 11-3, 11-3 (42m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt [9] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) 11-8, 11-1, 11-3 (18m)
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [4] Robin Gadola (SUI) 11-6, 11-5, 12-10 (40m)
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [3] Valentin Rapp (GER) 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 (60m)
[6] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (44m)
2nd round:
[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt Abdelrahman Nassar (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7 (38m)
[9] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [7] Joeri Hapers (BEL) 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 (57m)
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [12] Ondrej Vorlícek (CZE) 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 (44m)
[4] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt Julius Benthin (GER) 11-8, 11-1, 11-2 (21m)
[3] Valentin Rapp (GER) bt [13] Karim Elbarbary (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (38m)
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [11] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) 11-5, 11-1, 13-15, 11-6 (38m)
[6] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt David Bernet (SUI) 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (37m)
Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7 (56m)

1st round:
[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt Tobias Weggen (GER) 11-4, 11-9, 11-4
Abdelrahman Nassar (EGY) bt [16] Nils Roesch (SUI) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
[9] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt Lukas Windischberger (AUT) 13-11, 11-5, 11-4
[7] Joeri Hapers (BEL) bt [WC] Finn Koch (GER) 11-6, 11-3, 11-1
[8] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [WC] Fabian Igelbrink (GER) 11-5, 11-3, 11-3
[12] Ondrej Vorlícek (CZE) bt [WC] Tarek Shehata (EGY) 11-2, 9-11, 11-8, 11-1
Julius Benthin (GER) bt [10] Valeriy Fedoruk (UKR) 6-11, 11-4, 14-12, 11-5
[4] Robin Gadola (SUI) bt [WC] Jakob Känel (SUI) 11-8, 11-9, 11-1
[3] Valentin Rapp (GER) bt [WC] Dennis Welte (GER) 11-1, 11-1, 11-3, 0-4
[13] Karim Elbarbary (EGY) bt Lewis Anderson (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 12-10
[11] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) bt [WC] Sven Stettler (SUI) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[5] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt [WC] Nils Herzberg (GER) 11-3, 11-4, 11-4
[6] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt [WC] Nils Schwab (GER) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8
David Bernet (SUI) bt [14] Nilo Vidal (ESP) 11-9, 11-2, 9-11, 11-9
Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) bt [15] Liam Marrison (CAN) 5-11, 12-10, 12-14, 11-9, 12-10
Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [2] Jakub Solnicky (CZE) 13-11, 11-9, 13-11

Schraglage Open 2022
Women's Draw
21 - 24 Jul
Stuttgart, Germany, $3k

Final:
[2] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt [5] Katerina Tycova (GER) 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 4-11, 11-3 (53m)

Semi-finals:
[5] Katerina Tycova (GER) bt [3] Alicia Mead (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8 (37m)
[2] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt [6] Katie Wells (ENG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (26m)

Quarter-finals:
[5] Katerina Tycova (GER) bt [1] Nadia Pfister (SUI) 11-8, 16-14, 11-7 (34m)
[3] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt [8] Polly Clark (ENG) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (17m)
[6] Katie Wells (ENG) bt [4] Sofía Mateos (ESP) 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 (27m)
[2] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt [7] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT) 14-12, 11-13, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8 (55m)

1st round:
[1] Nadia Pfister (SUI) bt Tereza Siroka (CZE) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (18m)
[5] Katerina Tycova (GER) bt Lilou Brevard-Belliot (FRA) 11-4, 11-7, 11-8 (17m)
[8] Polly Clark (ENG) bt Stella Kaufmann (SUI) 11-9, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5 (31m)
[3] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt Aylin Günsav (GER) 11-4, 12-10, 11-3 (23m)
[4] Sofía Mateos (ESP) bt Catherine Holland (SCO) 11-4, 11-2, 11-3 (19m)
[6] Katie Wells (ENG) bt Anastasiia Kostiukova (UKR) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (27m)
[7] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT) bt Maisara Azlan (MAS) 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (37m)
[2] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bt [WC] Alina Poessl (SUI) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 (15m)

REPORTS

Rehman and Beinhard Victorious



Austria’s Aqeel Rehman and home favourite Saskia Beinhard have taken the titles at the Schraglage Squash Open powered by VASS, which came to its conclusion at the Pink Power club in Boblingen, Germany on Sunday afternoon.

Rehman came into the men’s Challenger 5 level competition as the No.5 seed, and defeated wildcard Nils Herzberg in the opening round, before then going on to get the better of compatriot, and the event’s No.11 seed, Jakob Dirnberger.

On day three of the competition, the Austrian No.1 played twice, and saw both of his encounters on the glass court go to five. He started in the morning with a surprise win over No.3 seed Valentin Rapp, coming from a game down to win 3-2, before doing the exact same in his semi-final contest, winning the last tow games to down No.6 seed Viktor Byrtus to make it through to the final.

In the final, Rehman came up against England’s Stuart MacGregor, who came into Sunday’s clash full of confidence after taking down the tournament’s top seed in his semi-final match. However, a quick start from the Austrian saw him take a two game lead, and although the Englishman won the third, it was Rehman who was able to regroup to claim the fourth, winning his first Tour title in just over a year.

It was close to the same situation for Beinhard, who came into the women’s Challenger 3 level competition looking for her first victory on Tour since March 2021, and she managed to achieve that feat, winning on home soil for the second time in her career.

The German came into the tournament as the No.2 seed, and defeated wildcard Alina Poessl in straight games to get her campaign underway, before needing to go the distance against Austrian No.1 Jacqueline Peychar in the quarter finals. She led twice, only to see the No.7 seed fight back on both occasions, before she eventually got the job done in just under an hour.

A victory over England’s Katie Wells in the last four saw her through to the final, where she came up against compatriot and No.5 seed Katerina Tycova. The final was a slog between two close friends, with Beinhard taking the first and third games, but seeing her fellow German fight back to level the match on both occasions. Eventually, it was the World No.73 who got the job done, winning the fifth and final game 11-3 to secure her first title of the year, and her second overall on German soil.
 
Quintet Of Seeds Falls On First Day

It was both a busy and surprising opening day at the Schraglage Squash Open powered by VASS in Boblingen, Germany, with five of the seeded players being knocked out of the men’s side of the competition.

The Challenger 5 level men’s event got underway on Thursday evening, with four courts of action taking place at the Pink Power club, with the biggest shock of them all seeing Egypt’s Ziad Ibrahim taking out No.2 seed Jakub Solnicky in straight games. Almost 100 places separated the pair in the World Rankings, but it was the Egyptian that was able to win all three tight games, including two with a 13-11 tie-break score-line.

He will now face Sepehr Etemadpoor in the last 16 of the tournament, to guarantee that an unseeded player will move through to the quarter finals in Germany. The Iranian got the better of No.15 seed Liam Marrison, coming back from a game down to defeat the Canadian on a fifth game tie-break.

Elsewhere, there were also surprise wins for Egypt’s Abdelrahman Nassar, Switzerland’s David Bernet and German Julius Benthin, the former of which will now face compatriot Yassin Elshafei, the tournament’s top seed, in the last 6 on Friday afternoon.

Friday will also see the women’s Challenger 3 level competition get underway with 16 players aiming to take home the title from Pink Power. Switzerland’s Nadia Pfister and Germany’s Saskia Beinhard will be the tournament’s top two seeds.

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Schraglage Squash Open powered by VASS

The lone event on the Challenger Tour this week will be the Schraglage Squash Open powered by VASS, which will take place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24 at the Pink Power club in Boblingen, Germany.

The event will feature a 32-strong Challenger 5 level men’s draw, and a 16-strong Challenger 3 level women’s event, with the former beginning on Thursday, while the women’s event gets underway on Friday afternoon.

World No.82 Yassin Elshafei will be the top seed for the men’s event, and he will be aiming to win for a third time on Tour this season, after a pair of wins in Bangladesh, at the Bangabandu Ispahani Squash Tournament and the Bangamata Squash Tournament earlier in the campaign.

The rest of the top eight seeds will all be European, with the Czech Republic’s Jakub Solnicky and Viktor Byrtus amongst them. Switzerland’s Robin Gadola, Austrian No.1 and Aqeel Rehman, Belgium’s Joeri Hapers and England’s Stuart MacGregor.

World No.137 Valentin Rapp will be the No.3 seed for the men’s competition, and he will be one of eight German men in action on home soil, with Nils Schwab, Nils Herzberg, Dennis Welte, Finn Koch and Fabian Igelbrink all wildcards in the draw.

Switzerland’s Nadia Pfister will be the top seed for the women’s Challenger 3 level draw, with Germany’s Saskia Beinhard as her nearest competitor for the title. England’s Alicia Mead and Spaniard Sofia Mateos will make up the rest of the top four seeds for the competitions.

Katerina Tycova and Aylin Gunsav add to the German interest in the women’s draw alongside Beinhard, with a total of ten nations represented. Malaysia’s Maisara Azlan will be the only non-European in the women’s draw.

The event takes place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24 at Pink Power in Boblingen, Germany. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

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