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11/11/2015
Queensland Open 2015

  Queensland Open 2015
Men's Draw
06 - 08 Nov
Gold Coast, Australia, $5k
Click Here for Women's Event
Second Round
06 Nov
Quarters
07 Nov
Semis
08 Nov
Final
08 Nov
[1] Zac Alexander (AUS)
11/3, 11/6, 11/1
Jeremy Barnes (AUS)
Zac Alexander
11/5, 11/3, 11/6
Solayman Nowrozi
 Zac Alexander
11/7, 11/7, 11/9
Rhys Dowling
 

Zac Alexander
11/7, 11/5, 11/9
Joshua Larkin

 

Ben Courtice (AUS)
11/8, 11/3, 11/2
Solayman Nowrozi (AUS)
Waseem Gul (SIN)
11/7, 11/4, 11/9
[Q] Vivian Rhamanan (SIN)
Vivian Rhamanan
13/11, 11/9, 11/3
Rhys Dowling
[4] Rhys Dowling (AUS)
11/8, 11/9, 12/10
 Alex Eustace (AUS)
 Courtney West (AUS)
11/4, 11/4, 11/5
[3] Adam Murrills (ENG)
Adam Murrills
11/5, 11/4, 11/6
Mithran Selvaratnam
Adam Murrills
11/7, 11/2, 11/8
Joshua Larkin
Mithran Selvaratnam (Mas)
12/10, 11/8, 11/9
 Stuart Hadden (IRL)
 Jesse Keegan (AUS)
11/7, 11/4, 11/8
[5] Thomas Calvert (AUS)
Thomas Calvert
12/10, 11/3, 11/3
Joshua Larkin
 [Q] Craig Rowland (AUS)
11/3, 11/1, 11/2
[2] Joshua Larkin (AUS)

Queensland Open, Gold Coast, Australia, PSA M5

Results – First Round
[1] Zac Alexander (Aus) bt [WC] Nicholas Calvert (Aus) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
Jeremy Barnes (Aus) bt [Q] Rhys Mountford-Jones (Aus) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-8
Ben Courtice (Aus) bt [Q] Matt Reece (Aus) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 12-10
Solayman Nowrozi (Aus) bt [7] David Clegg (Aus) 3-1: 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
Waseem Gul (SIN) bt [8] Rohan Toole (Aus) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-9
[Q] Vivian Rhamanan (SIN) bt Jason van der Walt (NZL) 3-0: 11-1, 11-6, 11-5
Alex Eustace (Aus) bt Corey Sergeant (Aus) 3-1: 6-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-0
[4] Rhys Dowling (Aus) bt Peter Nuttall (Aus) 3-0: 11-6, 11-2, 11-1
[3] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt Joel Luca (Aus) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
Courtney West (Aus) bt [Q] Lachlan Coxsedge (Aus) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-9
Stuart Hadden (IRL) bt Matt Bridle (Aus) 3-0: 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Mithran Selvaratnam (MAS) bt [6] Darcy Evans (Aus) 3-0: 13-11, 11-3, 11-1
[5] Thomas Calvert (Aus) bt [Q] Greg Want (Aus) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
Jesse Keegan (Aus) bt [Q] Wayne Evans (Aus) 3-1: 11-1, 4-11, 11-4, 11-3
[Q] Craig Rowland (Aus) bt TJ French (Aus) 3-1: 10-12, 11-6, 11-1, 11-4
[2] Joshua Larkin (Aus) bt [Q] Danny Woolbank (Aus) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-2
 

Men’s Event

Alexander Arises to Take Queensland Open Title

Top seed Zac Alexander secured his third successive PSA World Tour title with a straight games victory over Joshua Larkin in the final of the Queensland Open, PSA M5 event.

Alexander overcame fellow Australian Rhys Dowling in the pair’s semi-final encounter while Larkin swept past Adam Murrills to reach the final and set up a repeat of the previous week’s Mackay Open final in which Alexander triumphed.

The World No.91 was in effervescent form throughout the encounter and started brilliantly, opening up the court with a number of deep drives to go two games ahead.

Larkin imposed himself on the match more in the third and pushed Alexander all the way but there was no stopping the Brisbane-born 26-year-old from recording an 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 triumph to ensure a third PSA World Tour title on the bounce, the second time he has achieved such a feat in his career.

The victory over Larkin brings about Alexander’s 17th PSA World Tour crown and extends his unbeaten run to 15 matches.
 


Alexander Arrows Into Queensland Open Quarters

Top seed Zac Alexander kept his hopes of claiming a third consecutive PSA World Tour title alive with a straightforward win over Jeremy Barnes in the second round of the Queensland Open, PSA M5 tournament.

The 26-year-old Australian cruised to an 11-3, 11-6, 11-1 over his unseeded opponent after dominating the encounter with some quick drops and punishing drives.

He will face Solayman Nowrozi, who beat Ben Courtice in three, in the quarter-final as he looks to continue his rich vein of form.

The man Alexander beat in last week’s Mackay Open final, Joshua Larkin, also progressed after easing by fellow Australian Craig Rowland and will face Thomas Calvert in the next round with his win over Jesse Keegan.

Adam Murrills sealed his quarter-final berth with a straight games victory over Courtney West and his opponent in the last eight will be Mithran Selvaratnam who dispatched Ireland’s Stuart Hadden.

Rhys Dowling and Vivian Rhamanan will contest the other quarter-final fixture after they produced victories over Alex Eustace and Waseem Gul, respectively.

 

  Queensland Open 2015
Women's Draw
06 - 08 Nov
Gold Coast, Australia, $5k
First Round
06 Nov
Quarters
07 Nov
Semis
08 Nov
Final
08 Nov
[1] Megan Craig (NZL)
8/11, 11/2, 11/7, 11/4
Moana Gray (AUS)
Megan Craig
12/10, 3/11, 12/10, 10/12, 11/9
Tong Tsz-Wing
Tong Tsz-Wing
9/11, 11/5, 3/11, 11/6, 11/3

Lisa Camilleri
 

Lisa Camilleri
11/8, 10/12, 11/4, 11/9
Sarah Cardwell

 

[5] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)
 11/7, 11/7, 14/12
 Anna Kimberley (EMG)
[7] Samantha Calvert (AUS)
9/11, 11/5, 11/9, 11/3
[Q] Sung Hee Oh (KOR)
Samantha Calvert
11/6, 11/3, 11/36
Lisa Camilleri
[4] Lisa Camilleri (AUS)
 11/2, 11/6, 11/7
Stephanie Wighton (AUS)
 [Q] Taylor Jones (AUS)
 11/3, 11/2, 11/4
[3] Cheyna Tucker (RSA)
Cheyna Tucker
13/11, 2/11, 8/11, 11/2, 11/2
Samantha Foyle
Cheyna Tucker
11/2, 7/11, 11/4, 11/7

Sarah Cardwell
[wc] Samantha Foyle (AUS)
11/9, 11/7, 11/7
[6] Jasmine Chan (AUS)
[Q] Melissa Martin (AUS)
 11/6, 11/5, 11/9
[8] Danielle Fourie (NZL)
Melissa Martin
12/10, 11/3, 11/4
Sarah Cardwell
[Q] Song Sun-Mi (KOR)
11/9, 11/6, 11/5
[2] Sarah Cardwell (AUS)

Queensland Open, Gold Coast, Australia, PSA M5

Women’s Event

Cardwell Chops Down Camilleri to Claim Queensland Crown

Number two seed Sarah Cardwell overcame fellow Australian Lisa Camilleri in the final of the Queensland Open, PSA W5 tournament to capture the title on home soil.

World No.66 Cardwell downed South Africa’s Cheyna Tucker in the previous round while Camilleri came through an almighty 3-2 victory over Tong Tsz-Wing to reach her first PSA World Tour final of the year.

Cardwell, appearing in her second successive PSA World Tour final after her defeat in the Mackay Open final a week previously, managed to edge a hard-fought first game but Camilleri brought the match level after winning the second 12-10 on the tie-break.

A resurgent Cardwell swung the momentum back in her favour with an 11-4 victory in game three, using her speed around court to open up opportunities for herself to attack with great aplomb.

Camilleri attempted to mount a fightback but was repelled by a resolute Cardwell who managed to hold out impressively, securing an 11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 11-8 triumph to bring an end to a run of six defeats from as many finals.
 



Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz-Wing came out on top in a spectacular five-game affair against number one seed Megan Craig to reach the semi-final of the Queensland Open, PSA W5 event.

The first game was an incredibly tight one with neither player giving the other an inch as they traded a number of high-octane blows throughout an electric start to the match. Tsz-Wing eventually went ahead but a devastating performance from Craig in the second levelled proceedings.

Two more enthralling games took place with both players taking one apiece before Tsz-Wing managed to edge the fifth, taking a hard-fought 12-10, 3-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9 triumph to move into the last four.

She will line up against the experienced Lisa Camilleri in the semi-final after she blitzed past Samantha Calvert with 3-0 victory.

Second seed Sarah Cardwell defeated Melissa Martin in her quarter-final tie and she will meet Cheyna Tucker for a place in the final after the South African recovered from a 2-1 deficit to defeat wildcard Samantha Foyle.

 

 

 


 

 

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