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22/10/2018
Carol Weymuller Open 2018

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DRAW

Carol Weymuller Open 2018
17 - 22 Oct
 New York, USA, $51k
Round TWO
oct
Quarters
oct
Semis
oct
Final
oct
[1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-6 (49m)
[9/16] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
Nour El Tayeb
11-4, 4-11, 11-3, 11-2 (31m)
Joshna Chinappa
Nour El Tayeb
11-3, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6 (47m)
Alison Waters
Nour El Tayeb
11-8, 10-12, 11-6,
11-8 (50m)
 
Sarah-Jane Perry
[8] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
11-3, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5 (36m)
[9/16] Mariam Metwally (EGY)
[6] Olivia Blatchford (USA)
7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 13-11 (45m)
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Olivia Blatchford
8-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (40m)
Alison Waters
[3] Alison Waters (ENG)
11-9, 13-11, 11-13, 11-4 (46m)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
[4] Tesni Evans (WAL)
11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8 (49m)
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
Tesni Evans
10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (65m)
Salma Hany
Salma Hany
15-17, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (58m)
 
Sarah-Jane Perry
[7] Salma Hany (EGY)
11-4, 11-7, 11-9 (29m)
Julianne Courtice (ENG)
[5] Victoria Lust (ENG)
11-8, 13-11, 9-11, 12-10 (51m)
[9/16] Amanda Sobhy (USA)
Amanda Sobhy
8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 (51m)
Sarah-Jane Perry
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL)
11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (44m)
[2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
ROUND ONE
[1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bye
[9/16] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Haley Mendez (USA) 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (43m)
[9/16] Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Tinne Gilis (BEL) 11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8
[8] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
[6] Olivia Blatchford (USA) bye
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Milou van der Heijden (NED) 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 (28m)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Nikki Todd (CAN) 11-5, 13-11, 13-11
[3] Alison Waters (ENG) bye
[4] Tesni Evans (WAL) bye
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 11-5, 11-4, 13-11
Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt [9/16] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (41m)
[7] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
[5] Victoria Lust (ENG) bye
[9/16] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Danielle Letourneau (CAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 (21m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) bt [WC] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 11-9, 11-1, 11-9
[2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye
 

REPORTS

Egypt’s El Tayeb Beats England’s Perry to Clinch Title

Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb claimed her first title of the season after she defeated England’s World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry to take the Carol Weymuller Open title in Brooklyn, America.

Top seed El Tayeb – who was a quarter-finalist at last year’s tournament - had been in strong form all week, defeating the likes of compatriot Hania El Hammamy, India’s Joshna Chinappa and England’s Alison Waters en route to the final.

The Egyptian took the first game as El Tayeb found her rhythm to control the opener to take it 11-8. However, Perry came back strongly to level the scores in an evenly contested second game, which saw both players consistently exchange points before Englishwoman Perry – who last month won the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco – stepped up her game to take it on a 12-10 tie-break.

In the third, El Tayeb took a 5-2 lead before Perry once again fought back to put the scores at 6-6, however, that would be the last point Perry would take in that game as El Tayeb produced some of her best squash to limit the errors and take a 2-1 advantage.

The Egyptian continued to deny Perry a way back into the encounter as she kept her squash accurate to take the match by an 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8 scoreline in 50 minutes and take the PSA Bronze tournament title.

"At the beginning of this season I think I put too much pressure on myself to do better than last year,” said 25-year-old El Tayeb.

“Being in the top four area I was too desperate. I should have enjoyed it more being in the mix. Then I lost early last week too [at the U.S. Open] so I just thought I should enjoy, relax and give it the best I could and this result shouldn’t matter.
“SJ is very positive and whether she wins or loses she takes more from the match than if she puts pressure on herself.

“Over the last two years there have been a lot of changes in my life, being married to Ali [Farag] who helps me a lot, together with Haitham Effat and Hossam Nasser, who has added a lot of attacking to my game and Ali Ismail my fitness coach, he has made me fit enough to back up my matches. Thanks to them all.”
 
Top Seeds Book First Quarter-finals Places

Tournament top seed Nour El Tayeb ensured her place in the quarter-finals of the Carol Weymuller Open after she defeated compatriot Hania El Hammamy, as the top seeds prevailed in Brooklyn.

El Tayeb came through an all-Egyptian battle against compatriot El Hammamy in round two of the PSA Bronze tournament. The World No.3 was forced to come from a game down to win 9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-6 in 49 minutes.

The 25-year-old from Cairo will now face India’s Joshna Chinappa in the quarter-finals after she defeated Egypt’s World No.22 Mariam Metwally earlier in the day.

“I think that Hania is the best young player out there,” said El Tayeb.

“I have massive respect for her, I love her character and fighting spirit. I have watched her grow up and her work ethic is amazing.

“I am very happy to win, I felt sad last week after losing early [at the U.S. Open] but I feel very happy to have dug in and got the win today.”

Meanwhile, United States World No.16 Olivia Blatchford Clyne flew the home flag after she defeated Canada’s World No.38 Hollie Naughton in round two.

Naughton started the match strongly, utilising the volley to take time away from Blatchford Clyne and force some errors from the American to take the first game. However, Blatchford Clyne soon settled into her game and managed to break Naughton’s rhythm to win 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 3-11.

“I’m happy to be through by the skin of my teeth out there,” said Blatchford Clyne following her win.

“I don’t think that I lead in any of the games. She played well, I just felt amongst many bad decisions, I made good ones at crucial times in the match.

“It’s one of those matches when you get through and you have learned a good lesson but without having to pay the tuition. I’m happy to be back here – I can see my name on the wall and my dad’s name and it’s special. It’s a great community and it’s a family here.”

England’s World No.9 Alison Waters completed the day’s winners after she defeated Egypt’s World No.35 Rowan Elaraby.

Waters – who won the tournament in 2014 – was able to call upon her experience as she held off a fight back from World Junior Champion Elaraby to win 11-9, 13-11, 11-13, 11-4 in 46 minutes.

“I’m just happy to get through the match,” said former World No.3 Waters.

“I had never played Rowan before, so I’m pleased with how I played and in the fourth I managed to find my corners really well.

“I’m pleased to be through to the quarter-finals and it’s great to be back in Brooklyn.”

For more information on the tournament, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

You can follow the live scores and watch the live stream. Coverage starts at 13:30 local time (GMT-4).

 

Home Favourite Sobhy Leads Charge
In Round One


United States former World No.6 Amanda Sobhy downed Canada’s World No.41 Danielle Letourneau to reach the second round of the Carol Weymuller Open as the action got under way at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn for the women’s PSA Bronze tournament.

World No.18 Sobhy – who reached the quarter-finals of last week’s U.S. Open – was in dominant form as she prevailed an 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 winner in 21 minutes to set up a second-round meeting with number five seed Victoria Lust.

“Considering this is my third tournament in a row that wasn’t bad!” said the 25-year-old American.

“I had World Teams in China, NetSuite in San Fran and then the U.S. Open in Philly. Other girls have done the same but with me spending all last year out injured, mentally it’s a bit of an adjustment for me.

“I was happy with how I was moving and just mentally focused the whole time. I just played Lusty at the U.S. Open and I won in a close four games but that was on a glass court. It will be very different on this court and I’m looking forward to it.”

Elsewhere in round one, Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy defeated United States World No.43 Haley Mendez after coming from a game down to win 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 in 43 minutes. The young Egyptian will now face a battle with compatriot and number one seed Nour El Tayeb for a place in the quarter-finals.

El Hammamy will be joined in round two by fellow Egyptians Zeina Mickawy, Rowan Elaraby and Mariam Metwally, who defeated South Africa’s Alexandra Fuller, Canada’s Nikki Todd and Belgium’s Tinne Gilis in round one, respectively.

Meanwhile, tournament wildcard Nicole Bunyan fell to Belgium’s Nele Gilis – who won the Open International de Squash de Nantes title at the start of the season – as she fell to a straight-games defeat to the World No.33.

England’s World No.46 Julianne Courtice also booked her place in the second round, where she will take on Egypt’s number seven seed Salma Hany, after she defeated New Zealand’s World No.37 Amanda Landers-Murphy by an 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 margin in 41 minutes.

For more information on the tournament, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

You can follow the live scores and watch the live stream. Coverage starts at 13:30 local time (GMT-4).
 
Main Draw Released for Carol Weymuller Open

The main draw for next month’s Carol Weymuller Open has been released, with Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and England’s World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry seeded to meet in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze event, which will take place at the Heights Casino between October 17-22.

El Tayeb - who beat Perry in the quarter-finals of last week’s J.P. Morgan China Squash Open - is seeded on the same side of the draw as England’s former World No.3 Alison Waters and United States No.1 Olivia Blatchford.

The Egyptian receives a bye into the second round and will take on either United States’ World No.43 Haley Mendez – who grew up playing squash at the Heights Casino - or compatriot and World No.20 Hania El Hammamy for a place in the last eight.

Birmingham-born Perry is seeded to meet compatriot Victoria Lust in the quarter-finals and will have to navigate a draw that also contains the likes of Wales’ World No.12 Tesni Evans and United States’ former World No.6 Amanda Sobhy.

The Carol Weymuller Open will be the first PSA World Tour Bronze tournament to take place under the new PSA Tour structure, meaning that qualification has been scrapped and a 24-player draw will battle it out for the title, with the top eight seeds receiving a bye into the second round.

[1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bye
[9/16] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Haley Mendez (USA) 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (43m)
[9/16] Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Tinne Gilis (BEL) 11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8
[8] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
[6] Olivia Blatchford (USA) bye
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Milou van der Heijden (NED) 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 (28m)
[9/16] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Nikki Todd (CAN) 11-5, 13-11, 13-11
[3] Alison Waters (ENG) bye
[4] Tesni Evans (WAL) bye
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 11-5, 11-4, 13-11
Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt [9/16] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (41m)
[7] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
[5] Victoria Lust (ENG) bye
[9/16] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Danielle Letourneau (CAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 (21m)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) bt [WC] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 11-9, 11-1, 11-9
[2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye


For more information on the tournament, visit the tournament website or follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

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