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14/06/2015
Christchurch International 2015

  Christchurch International 2015
Women's Draw
09-14 Jun, New Zealand, $5k
Men's Draw
Round One
12 Jun
Quarters
13 Jun
Semis
13 Jun
Final
14 Jun
[1] Siyoli Waters (Rsa)
11/9, 11/5, 11/0 (19m)
Ruby Turnbull (Nzl)
Siyoli Waters
11/2, 11/7, 11/8 (23m)
Jessica Turnbull
Siyoli Waters
11/8, 11/5, 17/15 (33m)
Sina Wall
Siyoli Waters
4/11, 12/10, 11/8, 5/11, 11/8 (50m)
Megan Craig
[5] Jessica Turnbull (Aus)
11/2, 11/5, 11/4 (16m)
Ruby Beresford (Nzl)
[6] Jasmine Chan (NZl)
11/6, 9/11, 9/11, 11/6, 14/12 (42m)
Nadia Hubbard (Nzl)
Nadia Hubbard
11/8, 11/3, 11/3 (17m)
Sina Wall
[3] Sina Wall (Ger)
11/2, 11/2, 11/3 (14m)
Hyo Ju Seo (Kor)
Ella Dromgool (Nzl)
11/4, 11/3, 11/4 (13m)
[4] Lakeesha Rarere (Aus)
Lakeesha Rarere
8/11, 13/11, 11/4, 9/11, 11/4 (41m)
Eleanor Epke
Eleanor Epke
11/5, 12/10, 13/11 (29)

Megan Craig
Eleanor Epke (Nzl)
10/12, 11/13, 11/6, 11/7, 11/9 (39m)
[8] Danielle Foure (Nzl)
Hwayeong Eum (Kor)
11/5, 10/12, 11/5, 11/4 (28m)
[7] Madeline Gill (Usa)
Hwayeong Eum
11/6, 11/6, 11/2 (20m)
Megan Craig
Yura Choi (Kor)
11/2, 11/6, 11/4 (19m)
[2] Megan Craig (Nzl)
RESULTS: Women's Squashways Canterbury International Open
Christchurch, New Zealand

Craig Creates Home Title Breakthrough In Christchurch

It was a 'lucky 13' win for Kiwi Megan Craig in today's final of the Women's Squashways Canterbury International Open in Christchurch when the 22-year-old from Blenheim won the ninth WSA World Tour title of her career - but her first on home soil.

Craig, the second seed ranked 49 in the world, reached her 13th Tour final after ending the brave run of compatriot Eleanor Epke in the semi-finals of the WSA Challenger 5 squash event at Burnside Squash Club.

Unseeded Epke, a 17-year-old from Parnell who hails from England, upset two considerably higher-ranked seeds to make the last four round against expectations.

Craig's opponent in the final was Siyoli Waters, the top seed from South Africa who cruised through to her 20th Tour final without dropping a game - seeing off third-seeded German Sina Wall in the other semi.

Waters, ranked 32 in the world, started off impressively - forcing Craig all around the court before taking the opening game for the loss of just four points.

However, from 2-7 down in the second, the Kiwi underdog clawed her way back into the match to take the second to draw level.

After the next two games were shared, the decider was close all the way until 7-8 when Waters hit a low shot that Craig was adamant had hit the top of the tin. Despite the referees disagreeing, Waters called her own ball down and drew a generous round of applause from the crowd.

Craig then took the next three points to secure a well-earned 4-11, 12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8 victory after 50 minutes.

"I am delighted to win a WSA tournament at home," exclaimed Craig after her breakthrough home title triumph. "And thank you Siyoli for your tremendous display of sportsmanship in the final game."
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  Christchurch International 2015
Men's Draw
09-14 Jun, New Zealand, $10k
Round One
11 Jun
Quarters
12 Jun
Semis
13 Jun
Final
14 Jun
[1] Raphael Kandra (Ger)
 11/6, 11/3, 11/6 (31m)
Chris Binnie (Jam)
Raphael Kandra
11/4, 11/8, 11/6 (31m)
Matthew Hopkin
Raphael Kandra
12/10, 11/6, 15/13, 11/7 (63m)
Harinderpal Sandhu
Harinderpal Sandhu
8/11, 12/10, 11/9, 11/6 (67m)
Declan James
[7] Matthew Hopkin (Aus)
 11/7, 11/8, 11/9 (37m)
[Q] Muhammad Hamman (Mas)
[6] James Huang (Tpe)
11/4, 11/8, 11/4 (39m)
Lewis Walters (Jam)
James Huang
14/12, 7/11, 11/6, 9/11, 11/9 (73m)
Harinderpal Sandhu
[3] Harinderpal Sandhu (Ind)
11/9, 12/10, 11/8 (41m)
[Q] Evan Williams (Nzl)
[Q] Matias Tuomi (Fin)
7/1 red (7m)
[4] Declan James (Eng)
Declan James
10/12, 12/10, 11/8, 11/9 (65m)
Paul Coll
Declan James
11/7, 11/5, 10/12, 9/11, 11/3 (82m)
Rex Hedrick
Matthew Serediak (Can)
11/5, 11/7, 11/8 (26m)
[5] Paul Coll (Nzl)
[Q] Kashif Shula (Nzl)
11/7, 11/4, 9/11, 11/6 (40m)
[8] Lance Beddoes (Nzl)
Lance Beddoes
11/4, 11/8, 11/9 (41m)
Rex Hedrick
[wc] Chris van der Salm (Nzl)
11/6, 11/3, 11/8 (36m)
[2] Rex Hedrick (Aus)

10-Jun, Qualifying Finals:
(1) Matias Tuomi (FIN) bt (L) Joe Williams (NZL) - 12/10, 11/8, 2/11, 6/11, 11/5 (42m)
(4) Muhammad Hannan (MAS) bt (7) Courtney West (AUS) - 3/11, 11/4, 11/5, 11/2 (29m)
(3) Kashif Shuja (NZL) bt (5) Ben Grindrod (NZL) - 11/7, 4/11, 11/7, 11/5 (40m)
(6) Evan Williams (NZL) bt (2) Mark Fuller - (ENG) - 11/2, 11/6, 11/9 (24m)


9-Jun, Qualifying Round One:
(1) Matias Tuomi (FIN) - bye
Joe Williams (NZL) bt (8) Jason van der Valt (NZL) 9/11, 11/8, 6/11, 15/13, 11/9 (58 min)
(7) Courtney West (AUS) beat Sion Wiggin (NZL) - 10/12, 11/7, 11/4, 11/8 (39 min)
(4) Muhammad Hannan (MAS) beat Jayden Millard (NZL) - 11/9, 11/4, 11/6 (20 min)
(3) Kashif Shuja (NZL) beat Luke Jones (NZL) - 11/8, 11/8, 12/14, 11/7 (37 min)
(5) Ben Grindrod (NZL) beat Jackson Beresford (NZL) - 11/2, 11/7, 12/10 (21 min)
(6) Evan Williams (NZL) beat Tim Preston (NZL) - 11/8, 11/1, 11/3 (17 min)
(2) Mark Fuller (ENG) - bye
 

Qualifying finals:
Matias Tuomi (FIN) bt Joseph Williams (NZL) 12-10, 11-8, 2-11, 6-11, 11-5 (42m)
Muhammad Hannan (MAS) bt Courtney West (AUS) 3-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 (29m)
Kashif Shuja (NZL) bt Ben Grindrod (NZL) 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 11-5 (40m)
Evan Williams (NZL) bt Mark Fuller (ENG) 11-2, 11-6, 11-9 (24m)

1st qualifying round:
Matias Tuomi (FIN) bye
Joseph Williams (NZL) bt Jason van der Walt (NZL) 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 15-13, 11-9 (58m)
Courtney West (AUS) bt Sion Wiggin (NZL) 10-12, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (39m)
Muhammad Hannan (MAS) bt Jayden Millard (NZL) 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 (20m)
Kashif Shuja (NZL) bt Luke Jones (NZL) 11-8, 11-8, 12-14, 11-7 (37m)
Ben Grindrod (NZL) bt Jackson Beresford (NZL) 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (21m)
Evan Williams (NZL) bt Tim Preston (NZL) 11-8, 11-1, 11-3 (17m)
Mark Fuller (ENG) bye

 


 

 

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