Young Wimbledon Cup,
Menís Final Ė Tom Richards bt Adrian Waller 11/6,
9/11, 11/6 11/3
Richards took the menís Wimbledon Cup against Adrian Waller in a high
quality and very fast paced match. Tomís speed of recovery at times was
incredible and Adrian put him under plenty of pressure throughout much to
his credit. Tom started at a very high pace and held a very high position
in the court taking the ball as early as possible to take a 7-3 lead in the
first. Towards the end of the first Adrian started to work his way back
into the match and began to stretch Tom around the court but Tom held on to
take the game 11-6. Another good start in the second from Tom opened up a
5-2 lead but this time Adrian began his recovery earlier to go into a 7-6
lead. From here the rallies became frantic but the level of accuracy and
skill from both players remained very high. Adrian finished the game
strongly from 9-9 and forced Tom into a couple errors to level the match.
Not much could separate the players now, but Tom kept a slight lead during
the third and from 7-6 up he applied some great pressure to win the next
four rallies. The momentum was firmly with Tom going into the fourth and
there was no holding him back from here, as he built up and 8-2 lead with
some outstanding squash. Tom took the title on his first match point at
10-3 and was delighted to get the win.
Both Tom and Adrian have improved hugely over the past
year and their futures in the game look very bright.
Thank you to all the players who have made the event a
huge success this weeknd!
Lloyd-Walter Lifts Wimbledon Cup In London
Dominique Lloyd-Walter justified her top-billing in the Women's
Wells & Young Wimbledon Cup by lifting the WISPA World Tour
Tour 4 squash trophy at Wimbledon Rackets & Fitness in London.
reaching the final without dropping a game, the 29-year-old former world
No18 from Guildford was taken to four games by rapidly-improving teenager
Emily Whitlock, the fourth seed.
the 17-year-old English Junior U19 champion from Colwyn Bay, celebrated her
maiden appearance in a Tour final after beating France's 24-year-old
Celia Allamargot in the previous round.
Lloyd-Walter had to call upon all her experience to overcome the youngster
11-4, 11-5, 5-11, 11-8 to earn her second Tour title of the year - and the
eighth of her career.