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13/02/2022
Aida Sekkei Greetings Championship 2022

Aida Sekkei Greetings Championship 2022

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  • $6,000 Aida Sekkei Greetings Championship 2022, Greetings Squash Saitama, Saitama, Japan, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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Aida Sekkei Greetings Championship 2022
Men's Draw
11 - 13 Feb
Saitama, Japan, $6k

ROUND one
10 FEB
QUARTERS
11 FEB
SEMIS
12 FEB
FINAL
13 FEB

[1] Tomotaka Endo (JPN)
bye

Tomotaka Endo
11-5, 11-8, 13-11 (30m)
Yuta Ando
Tomotaka Endo
11-8, 17-15, 11-3 (30m)
Shota Yasunari
Tomotaka Endo
11-6, 11-2, 11-8 (40m)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
Yuta Ando (JPN)
11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (25m)
[8] Kosei Toki (JPN)
[7] Tomomine Murayama (JPN)
11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 (46m)
Yuta Kiyosawa (JPN)
Tomomine Murayama
11-6, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7 (35m)
Shota Yasunari
[4] Shota Yasunari (JPN)
bye
[3] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN)
bye
Ryunosuke Tsukue
11-5, 11-3, 11-2 (26m)
Naoki Sone
Ryunosuke Tsukue
11-1, 11-3, 11-6 (42m)
Naoki Hayashi
[5] Naoki Sone (JPN)
11-7, 11-3, 11-6 (32m)
[WC] Yuki Tokuhara (JPN)
[6] Muhammad Haris Iqbal (PAK)
14-12, 11-9, 11-2 (35m)
Shahzad Ali (PAK)
Muhammad Haris Iqbal
11-1, 11-6, 11-5 (24m)
Naoki Hayashi
[2] Naoki Hayashi (JPN)
bye

Aida Sekkei Greetings Championship 2022
Women's Draw
11 - 13 Feb
Saitama, Japan, $6k

ROUND one
10 FEB
QUARTERS
11 FEB
SEMIS
12 FEB
FINAL
13 FEB

[2] Ayaka Matsuzawa (JPN)
bye

Ayaka Matsuzawa
9-0, 9-5, 9-3 (18m)
Waka Tachibana
Ayaka Matsuzawa
11-3, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 (45m)
Kozue Onizawa
Kozue Onizawa
11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 11-5 (38m)
Akari Midorikawa
 
Waka Tachibana (JPN)
bye
[6] Akiko Midorikawa (JPN)
bye
Akiko Midorikawa
11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (17m)
Kozue Onizawa
[4] Kozue Onizawa (JPN)
bye
[3] Yukino Sakurai (JPN)
bye
Yukino Sakurai
11-3, 11-7, 11-2 (17m)
Himari Midorikawa
Yukino Sakurai
11-1, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
Akari Midorikawa
Himari Midorikawa (JPN)
7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
[7] Mika Watanabe (JPN)
[5] Ryoko Kadota (JPN)
bye
Ryoko Kadota
11-0, 11-2, 11-1 (15m)
Akari Midorikawa
[1] Akari Midorikawa (JPN)
bye

REPORTS

Aida Sekkei Greetings Championships: Tsukue And Midorikawa Victorious



Ryunosuke Tsukue and Akari Midorikawa took the titles at the Challenger 5 & 3 level Aida Sekkei Greetings Squash Championships in Saitama, Japan on Sunday afternoon.

The tournament, which began on Friday, February 11, was domestically restricted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with only those currently based in Japan being allowed to participate.

Tsukue came in as the tournamentís No.3 seed, and in good form having won his last two events on Tour, and that continued into this Challenger 5 level draw in Saitama, as he came through the event without dropping a game.

After receiving a bye through the opening round, the World No.272 then began his tournament with a victory over No.5 seed Naoki Sone in straight games, before then downing the No.2 seed, Naoki Hayashi, to make it into the final.

There, he came up against the tournamentís top seed, Tomotaka Endo, but was able to get the job done inside 40 minutes, winning 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 to claim his third consecutive Challenger Tour title.

The womenís event was won by top seed Akari Midorikawa, with the 16-year-old securing her maiden title on Tour. She started the week with a win against No.5 seed Ryoko Kadota before then defeating No.3 seed Yukino Sakurai to make the final.

On Sunday afternoon in Saitama, Midorikawa came up against No.4 seed Kozue Onizawa, and although she dropped the third game, the 16-year-old was able to take the title, her first on Tour, in just her second professional event.

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