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25/10/2015
Sentara Martha Jefferson Open 2015

  Sentara
Martha Jefferson 2015
22-25 Oct, Charlottesville, USA, $10k
Round One
22 Oct 
Quarters
23 Oct
Semis
24 Oct
Final
25 Oct
[1] Kanzy El Defrawy (EGY)
11/5, 11/7, 11/7
Marie Stephan (FRA)
Kanzy El Defrawy
7/11, 11/4, 9/11, 11/6, 11/8
Nikki Todd
Kanzy El Defrawy
11/4, 11/7, 6/11, 11/4
Amina Yousry
Kanzy El Defrawy
11-2, 11-1, 11-5
Hollie Naughton
[7] Nikki Todd (CAN)
11/3, 11/9, 11/5
Melina Turk (CAN)
[6] Latasha Khan (USA)
11/5, 11/7, 12/10
Amina Yousry (EGY)
Amina Yousry
11/4, 13/11, 6/11, 11/8
Maria Toorpakay
[3] Maria Toorpakay (PAK)
11/6, 14/12, 11/4
Thaisa Serafini (BRA)
[wc] Chanel Erasmus (RSA)
14/12, 11/3, 11/5
[4] Catalina Pelaez (COL)
Catalina Pelaez
11/5, 11/4, 11/4
Mayar Hany
Mayar Hany
11/9, 11/6, 11/8
Hollie Naughton
Nadiia Usenko (UKR)
11/4, 11/1, 11/4
[8] Mayar Hany (EGY)
Diana Garcia (MEX)
11/6, 11/7, 11/6
[5] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Hollie Naughton
11/13, 9/11, 11/9, 11/3, 11/9
Deon Saffery
Reyna Pacheco (USA)
11/5, 11/4, 7/11, 11/2
[2] Deon Saffery (WAL)
Results: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Open
El Defrawy Eases to Silverware at Martha Jefferson Open

Kanzy Emad El Defrawy stormed to victory over Hollie Naughton in the final of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Open, PSA W10 tournament to capture her first PSA World Tour title of the year.

The Egyptian downed compatriot Amina Yousry to achieve her final berth while Naughton notably overturned a 2-0 deficit to defeat second seed Deon Saffery in the quarter-final before blitzing past Mayar Hany in the last four.

El Defrawy was in imperious form throughout the final and hit a number of superb shots as she took an early advantage with an 11-2 triumph in the first.

Naughton was under the cosh in the second as well with El Defrawy refusing to give her any time on the ball as she doubled her lead, dropping just a solitary point in the process.

A comeback appeared to be on the cards in the third as Naughton came out all guns blazing, dipping into her repertoire of shots with a multitude of fine drops and low cross court efforts. However, El Defrawy held her off to see out an 11-2, 11-1, 11-5 victory to win her first ever PSA W10 crown.

“This is the biggest PSA World Tour title I've won thus far,” said El Defrawy.

“I'm very pleased with the way I played today. I went out there with a solid focus and the mindset to go out and do my best as well as enjoy the game. The key to my win today was to remain cool, calm and collected on court.

“My performances throughout the tournament weren’t my best so I'm certainly pleased with how today went and that I managed to do it in three. I now have the confidence to continue moving onwards and upwards and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. These facilities in Charlottesville are incredible, those that get to play here on a regular basis are very lucky.

“The whole atmosphere surrounding the tournament was superb and made playing that much more fun.”
 
The first round of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Open, PSA W10 event saw top seed Kanzy Emad El Defrawy move into the quarter-final with an assured victory over Marie Stephan in Charlottesville, United States.

El Defrawy cruised through in straight games with her trademark dives and unorthodox shots at the forefront. The World No.37 dipped into a number of efforts from her repertoire, utilising some strong drives with well-crafted drop shots to establish her rhythm and claim an 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 victory.

The Egyptian will take on Canadian Nikki Todd in the next round after she defeated compatriot Melina Turk 3-0.

Third seed Maria Toorpakai Wazir progressed into the quarter-final after a comfortable three game win over Thaisa Serafini. Wazir played an almost perfect short game, causing Serafini to make a number of errors, and her reward is an encounter with Amina Yousry thanks to her victory over 42-year-old Latasha Khan.

Wildcard Chanel Erasmus was unable to cause an upset as she lost out to Colombia’s Catalina Pelaez. The fourth seed took the match in three and will face Mayar Hany after she beat Nadia Usenko.

Elsewhere, Hollie Naughton advanced safely after beating Diana Garcia in three. Naughton will play second seed Deon Saffery, who just beat Reyna Pacheco. The Welshwoman eventually wore down her opponent sufficiently to end the match with a 3-1 triumph.

 

 


 

 

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