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02/02/2022
Gaynor Cincinnati Cup 2022

Gaynor Cincinnati Cup 2022

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Gaynor Cincinnati Cup 2022
Women's Draw
02 - 06 Feb
Cincinnati, USA, $51.250ek

ROUND TWO
03 FEB
QUARTERS
   04 FEB
SEMIS
05 FEB
FINAL
06 FEB

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
11-5, 11-5, 11-8 (27m)
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)

Nouran Gohar
11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (38m)
Nele Gilis
Nouran Gohar
11-6, 11-3, 11-2 (30m)
Georgina Kennedy
Nouran Gohar
11-6, 11-3, 11-8 (36m)
Olivia Fiechter
[8] Nele Gilis (BEL)
11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 7-11, 13-11 (61m)
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)
[6] Olivia Clyne (USA)
11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (28m)
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Olivia Clyne
11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (38m)
 Georgina Kennedy
[9/16] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)
8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 13-11, 11-4 (59m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
[9/16] Tinne Gilis (BEL)
6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (61m)
[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
 Tinne Gilis
12-10, 11-2, 11-8 (26m)
Sarah-Jane Perry

Tinne Gilis
4-11, 11-3, 6-11, 18-16, 11-9 (53m)
Olivia Fiechter
[9/16] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS)
11-6, 12-10, 11-5 (28m)
[7] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[5] Olivia Fiechter (USA)
11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (19m)
Rachel Arnold (MAS)
Olivia Fiechter
11-1, 6-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5 (49m)
Amanda Sobhy
[9/16] Mariam Metwally (EGY)
11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4 (32m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA)

ROUND ONE

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bye
[9/16] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bt Aifa Azman (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 (27m)
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Haley Mendez (USA) 11-8, 4-11, 11-7, 13-11 (37m)
[8] Nele Gilis (BEL) bye
[6] Olivia Clyne (USA) bye
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (21m)
[9/16] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bt Georgia Adderley (SCO) 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (35m)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
[3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bye
[9/16] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt Cristina Gomez (ESP) 11-8, 16-14, 11-5 (37m)
[9/16] Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt Menna Nasser (EGY) 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (21m)
[7] Tesni Evans (WAL) bye
[5] Olivia Fiechter (USA) bye
Rachel Arnold (MAS) bt [9/16] Farida Mohamed (EGY) 15-13, 11-6, 11-13, 11-6 (48m)
[9/16] Mariam Metwally (EGY) bt Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 11-6, 11-6, 11-0 (18m)
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bye

REPORTS

Gohar Defeats Fiechter To Win Cincinnati Gaynor Cup


From L-R: Nouran Gohar, title sponsor Vere Gaynor and Olivia Fiechter

Nouran Gohar is the 2022 Cincinnati Gaynor Cup champion after she defeated USA’s Olivia Fiechter to lift the PSA World Tour Bronze title.

Gohar was in a league of her own all week, not dropping a single game, as she claimed the 14th PSA title of her career and her first title of 2022.

Fiechter, on the other hand, was competing in her biggest PSA final to date after claiming a surprise quarter final victory over compatriot and World No.4 Amanda Sobhy before prevailing in a five-game thriller against Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam in the semi-finals.

Unfortunately for home hope Fiechter she came up against a formidable Gohar, who took a comfortable two-game lead before closing out 11-9 in the third.

Gohar will next be in action at the Windy City Open in Chicago, while Fiechter is in action next week at the Squash on Fire Open in Washington D.C.

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Gohar To Face Fiechter In Gaynor Cup Final



World No.2 Nouran Gohar will face USA’s Olivia Fiechter in the final of the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup in Ohio.

Egypt’s Nouran Gohar wasted no time defeating England’s rising star Georgina Kennedy in the second semi-final of the night. ‘The Terminator’ needed just 30 minutes to defeat Kennedy and book her place in the final. Gohar was relentless from the start, not giving Kennedy any chance to trouble the Egyptian. After winning the first game 11-6, Gohar only got better from there winning the next two games 11-3, 11-2 to advance.

Gohar’s opponent in the final will be USA’s Olivia Fiechter. In the first semi-final of the evening, Fiechter recovered from 2-1 down to defeat Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam to take her place in the final.

The 53-minute five-setter entertained the Ohio crowd with Fiechter saving match balls in the fourth game to eventually win 18-16 and go on to win another close game in the fifth 11-9. This will be Fiechter’s first final since February 2020. The pair have met only once on the PSA World Tour with Gohar winning that match in the US Open semi-final comfortably 3-0.

The final will start at 16:00 (GMT-6) from the Cincinnati Country Club.

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Fiechter Downs No.2 Seed Sobhy In Gaynor Cup Quarters



We’re down to the semi-final stage at the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup in Ohio. With quarter final day concluding, three surprise semi-finalists have made it through to the final four to compete for the PSA World Tour Bronze event title.

USA No.2 Olivia Fiechter repeated her US Open success as she defeated compatriot and World No.4 Amanda Sobhy in a five-game thriller to advance to the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup. Fiechter found herself 2-1 down in the match but fought back well to win the fourth game 12-10 and followed that up with a strong fifth winning 11-5 to progress 49 minutes.

Fiechter will play surprise semi-finalist Sivasangari Subramaniam. The Malaysian defeated Belgium’s Tinne Gilis 3-0 in just 26 minutes to reach her first semi-final since the 2019 Australian Open. Subramaniam got her revenge from the last time the pair met at the DAC Pro Classic in 2021 when Gilis won 3-1.

World No.2 Nouran Gohar was in impressive form again as she comfortably defeated the older Gilis sister, Nele, 3-0 in 38 minutes. Gilis is known for her amazing athleticism but it wasn’t enough to trouble the US Open Champion. Gohar extends her winning streak against Gilis to six matches and she doesn’t look like slowing down in this event as she looks to pick up her 14th PSA World Tour title.

Gohar’s opponent will be the ever-impressive Georgina Kennedy from England. Kennedy’s meteoric rise has been well documented and Kennedy continues to deliver on the world’s biggest stage. Kennedy defeated USA’s Olivia Clyne 3-0 in 38 minutes to advance to her eighth consecutive semi-final appearance.

Semi-final action will start from 16:00 (GMT-6) from the Cincinnati Country Club.
 
Gilis Stuns Perry To Move To Gaynor Cup Quarters



Belgium’s World No.23 Tinne Gilis claimed the biggest victory of her career in the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup second round as she defeated World No.5 Sarah-Jane Perry 3-0 to reach the quarter finals. The pair played just last week at the Cleveland Classic, with Perry winning 3-2. The match score was the same this time but with Gilis winning the fifth game 11-5 and progressing in 61 minutes.

Gilis will now face another surprise winner, Sivasangari Subramaniam. The 23-year-old Malaysian beat Wales’ Tesni Evans 3-0 in just 28 minutes. This is Subramaniam’s second victory over Evans as she also beat her at the El Gouna International Squash Open 2021, 3-2.

In a rematch of last week’s Cleveland Classic semi-final, Georgina Kennedy was again victorious against Indian No.1 Joshna Chinappa. The Englishwoman found herself 2-1 down in the match but after sealing a hard-fought fourth game 13-11, Kennedy pushed on in the fifth to win 11-4 and seal her quarter final place.

Kennedy has set up a match with USA’s Olivia Clyne, who beat World No.17 Hollie Naughton 3-0 in 28 minutes. The pair have had close encounters in the past with three out of the five matches finishing 3-2. However, Clyne asserted her dominance early on in the match and played the big points well to close out the match and reach the quarter finals.

Top seed Nouran Gohar is safely through to the quarter finals after defeating USA’s Sabrina Sobhy in 27 minutes. ‘The Terminator’ was ruthless in the opening two games, restricting talented Sobhy to just five points in both games. Sobhy was able to work her way into the game in the third game but lost it 11-8. Gohar now faces the older Gilis sister Nele who survived a big scare against Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy. Gilis found herself 2-0 up before Mickawy came back to level at 2-2. Gilis was able to regroup and take the fifth 13-11.

There will be an all USA quarter final as No.2 seed Amanda Sobhy will face Olivia Fiechter for a semi-final spot. Sobhy defeated dangerous Egyptian Mariam Metwally 3-1 in 32 minutes. Whist Fiechter wasted no time defeating Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 in just 19 minutes.
Sobhy and Fiechter last met at the US Open 2021, where it was Fiechter who claimed a surprise victory over her compatriot.

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Arnold Causes Upset To Reach Gaynor Cup Second Round

Round one has drawn to a close at the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup Bronze event from the Cincinnati Country Club in Ohio.

Malaysian Rachel Arnold caused the only seeding upset of round one as she defeated Egypt’s World No.22 Farida Mohamed 3-1 in 48 minutes to advance to round two. Arnold took a commanding 2-0 lead before Mohamed managed to battle back to take the third game 13-11. Arnold regrouped for the fourth game to win 11-6 and was able to repeat the victory she claimed in July at the PSA World Championships. Arnold will now face USA’s Olivia Fiechter.

There was home success from World No.24 Sabrina Sobhy as she moves through to round two with a win over 2021 Malaysian Open winner Aifa Azman. Sobhy claimed the victory in just 27 minutes, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7. Sobhy has set up a round two clash with World No/2 and No.1 seed Nouran Gohar. The pair have only met once before with Gohar winning 3-0 in the 2021 US Open.

England’s Georgina Kennedy was back in action in round one, just three days after capturing her biggest PSA title to date, winning the Cleveland Classic bronze event. Kennedy defeated the top three seeds on her way to the title and started her Cincinnati Gaynor Cup campaign in similar fashion beating Scotland’s Georgia Adderly 3-0 in 35 minutes. Kennedy has set up a repeat of last week’s semi-final with No.4 seed, India’s Joshna Chinappa.

Canada’s World No.17 Hollie Naughton returned to PSA World Tour action since her semi-final appearance at the 2021 Malaysian Open. Naughton opened up with a comfortable win against Latvia’s Ineta Mackevica 3-0, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 in 21 minutes. Naughton has set up a second round encounter with No.6 seed Olivia Clyne. The two have met five times previously on the PSA World Tour with Clyne leading 3-2 in the head to head.

There will be an exciting rematch from last week’s Cleveland Classic semi-final between England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Belgium’s Tinne Gilis as the Belgian won an all European battle with Spain’s Cristina Gomez 3-0. Gilis will be hoping to get revenge on Perry as the Englishwoman won 3-2 to make last week’s final.

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