Young Wimbledon Cup,
Top seed Briggs triumphs in Wells and
Youngs Wimbledon Cup 2012
Lauren Briggs won her twelfth WSA World Tour
title at the weekend, beating her namesake Lauren Selby to four games
in the final.
In a busy weekend of squash, three of the top four seeds would make up the
all-British semi final draw. Victoria Bell of Cumbria was the only
non-seed left in the competition following her defeat of not only No4 seed Merhan
Amr Mahmoud, but later too the experienced No5 seed Deon Saffrey.
Bellís run ended at the semiís however as Briggs, yet to drop a game in the
event, continued the trend to book her predicted final place alongside
Similarly, No2 seed Selby hadnít dropped a game on her way to the final,
holding firm despite being pushed to tie-breaks in her first round match
against Rachel Willmott and quarter final against Nada El Kalawaay.
She moved past promising Scottish international Lisa Aitken in another three
games to set up a ĎLauren vs Laurení final.
Briggs started the final quickly, amassing the first two games to little
response from her opponent. After a pause in play for an injury break
however, Selby returned to the court seemingly a different play. She was
quicker to the front of the court and found and attacking strategy that
worked against the top seed, and she duly took a close third game. Briggs
seemed to have weathered the storm and despite a close beginning to the
fourth game, established a stronger lead before closing out the match.