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Victorian Open 2015

  Victorian Open 2015
Men's Draw
27-Jul to 02-Aug, Melbourne, $15k
Round Two
30 Jul
31 Jul
01 Aug
02 Aug
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
11-7, 11-3, 8-11, 11-9
Farhan Zaman (Pak)
Ryan Cuskelly
11-5, 11-9, 14-12
Paul Coll
Ryan Cuskelly
11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Mahesh Mangaonkar
Ryan Cuskelly
12-10, 13-11, 11-9 (65m)
Greg Lobban
[7] Paul Coll (Nzl)
11-2, 11-3, 11-9
Matthew Hopkin (Aus)
[8] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)
11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4
Sanjay Singh Chal (Mas)
Jaymie Haycocks
13-15, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7
Mahesh Mangaonkar
[3] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind)
11-5, 11-6, 11-7
Joshua Larkin (Aus)
Zac Alexander (Aus)
11-3, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6
[4] Greg Lobban (Sco)
Greg Lobban
11-5, 11-8, 11-7
Joel Makin
Greg Lobban
17-15, 5-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-4
Steven Finitsis
Joel Makin (Wal)
7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10
[5] Rex Hedrick (Aus)
Joshua Masters (Eng)
11-3, 11-9, 11-5
[6] Steven Finitsis (Aus)
Steven Finitsis
11-5, 11-7, 11-9
Kush Kumar,
Kashif Shuja (Nzl)
8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3
Kush Kumar (Ind)
  Victorian Open 2015
Women's Draw
27-Jul to 02-Aug, Melbourne, $15k
Round Two
30 Jul
31 Jul
01 Aug
02 Aug
[1] Rachael Grinham (Aus)
11-5, 12-10, 11-5
Jessica Turnbull (Aus)
Rachael Grinham
11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7
Christine Nunn
Christine Nunn
11-7, 11-5, 11-9
Joshana Chinappa
Joshana Chinappa
11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (32m)
Line Hansen
[8] Christine Nunn (AUS)
11-1, 11-3, 11-3
[Q] Reyna Pacheco (Mex)
[7] Megan Craig (Nzl)
11-3, 11-4, 11-6
[Q] Alexandra Fuller (Rsa)
Megan Craig
11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9
Joshana Chinappa
[3] Joshana Chinappa (Ind)
11-5, 11-5, 11-2
Selena Shaikh (Aus)
Cheyna Tucker (Rsa)
11-6, 11-9, 11-4
[4] Donna Urquhart (Aus)
Donna Urquhart
12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 6-11, 11-5
Siyoli Waters
Siyoli Waters
15-13, 12-10, 11-3
Line Hansen
[Q] Moana Gray (Aus)
11-3, 11-2, 11-6
[5] Siyoli Waters (Rsa)
[Q] Sachika Ingale (Ind)
11-7, 11-2, 11-2
[6] Amanda Landers-Murphy (Nzl)
Amanda Landers-Murphy
8-11, 11-6, 11-2, 9-11, 11-3
Line Hansen
Sarah Cardwell (Aus)
11-6, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Line Hansen (Den)
Victorian Open, Victoria, Australia
Cuskelly & Chinappa Victories In Victoria

“It was pretty physical and it was quite bouncy out there and, with the higher tin, difficult to really finish the ball. Greg was hitting the ball quite hard and trying to keep the ball really hot and I was trying to hit more winners so it was a real contrast of styles. I felt a bit flat this week but still managed to win 3-0 for most of the matches so I’m pretty happy about that.

“I’ve just got a few minor things to change for next week and to step up for the $25k event [Australian Open]. I’ll spend the next day or so relaxing and get ready for Wednesday and start again.”

Result – Final: Victorian Open 2015
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [4] Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-0: 12-10, 13-11, 11-9 (65m)

Women's Event

Indian Women’s National Champion Joshana Chinappa stormed to the Victorian Open, PSA M15 title after romping to victory over second seed Line Hansen in the final to lift her first PSA World Tour title in over a year.

Chinappa blitzed past Christine Nunn in the semi-final with a superb 3-0 victory while Hansen saw off Siyoli Waters in a closely contested match.

The number three seed had the early impetus in the showpiece event, going on to claim the opening two games with aplomb to open up a strong lead over her higher-seeded opponent.

Hansen fought back with a vengeance in the third and final game but it still wasn’t enough to prevent an effervescent Chinappa from completing an 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 triumph.

“Today I won the first two games comfortably but it was still hard at the same time and the third was a little tricky,” said Chinappa.

“We got to nine-all and it could have been anyone’s game so I was glad I could close it out in three because Line is a tough competitor. As she said in her post match interview yesterday, we played at Kooyong last week and I lost there so I was really looking forward to this today. The win sets up a great lead in to the Australian Open.

“I’m so happy it’s at the same centre. The courts are fabulous and the venue is great but of course with Annie [Au] and Joelle [King], the competition is going to be that much tougher.”

It is Chinappa’s 10th PSA World Tour title and is sure to provide a big confidence boost for the 28-year-old head of the bigger events to come.

Result – Final: Victorian Open 2015
[3] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt [2] Line Hansen (DEN) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (32m)




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