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29/02/2016
Seattle Open 2016

 

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DRAW

Seattle Open 2016
Men's Draw
01-06 Mar
Seattle, USA $10k
Round One
03 Mar
Quarters
04 Mar
Semis
05 Mar
Final
06 Mar
[1] Tom Ford (ENG)
11-3, 11-3, 11-4
[WC] Sohail Jahan Khan (FRA)
Tom Ford
11/13, 10/12, 11/9, 12/10, 11/9
Shahjahan Khan
Shahjahan Khan
7-11, 3-11, 11-7,
7-11
Andrew Schnell
Andrew Schnell
11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4
Vikram Malhotra
[5] Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
12-10, 11-3, 11-7
[Q] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK)
[8] Ashley Davies (ENG)
11-8, 14-12, 11-8
[Q] Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
Ashley Davies
11/6, 11/9, 13/11
Andrew Schnell
[3] Andrew Schnell (CAN)
11-3, 14-12, 11-7
[Q] Nick Sachvie (CAN)
[Q] Ismail Rauf (PAK)
11-3, 12-14, 11-7, 11-4
[4] Angus Gillams (ENG)
Ismail Rauf
11/5, 11/7, 11/7
Matias Tuomi
Matias Tuom
6-11, 7-11, 5-11
Vikram Malhotra
Valentino Bong (MAS)
11-9, 11-8, 11-7
[7] Matias Tuomo (FIN)
Vikram Malhotra (IND)
11-8, 11-2, 11-9
[6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
Vikram Malhotra
7/11, 11/8, 11/7, 11/5
Nathan Lake
Charlie Johnson (ENG)
11-8, 11-9, 11-8
[2] Nathan Lake (ENG)

Qualifying


Results – First Qualifying Round:
[1] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt Armando Olguin (MEX) 3-0: 11-1, 11-6, 11-2
[7] Dylan Cunningham (USA) bt Zane McGee-Lowdermilk (USA) 3-1: 11-7, 13-11, 11-13, 11-7
[5] Mark Broekman (ENG) bt Marco Toriz-Caddo (MEX) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 9-4 ret.
[4] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt Edgar Zayas (MEX) 3-0: 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
[3] Micah Franklin (BER) bt Nicolas Talbott (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[6] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt [L] Tommy Mullaney (USA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-9
[8] Stuart Hadden (IRL) bt [L] Raguvir Reddy (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Ismail Rauf (PAK) bt [L] Alexander Greaves-Tunnell (USA) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5

Draw – Final Qualifying Round
[1] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) v [7] Dylan Cunningham (USA)
[5] Mark Broekman (ENG) v [4] Nick Sachvie (CAN)
[3] Micah Franklin (BER) v [6] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK)
[8] Stuart Hadden (IRL) v [2] Ismail Rauf (PAK)

 

Seattle Open 2016
Women's Draw
01-06 Mar
Seattle, USA $10k
Round One
03 Mar
Quarters
04 Mar
Semis
05 Mar
Final
06 Mar
[1] Line Hansen (DEN)
11-7, 11-7, 11-4
[Q] Nicole Bunyan (CAN)
Line Hansen
14/12, 11/8, 5/11, 11/4
Teh Min Jie
Line Hansen
13-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8
Christine Nunn
Line Hansen
11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4
Mayar Hany
[6] Teh Min Jie (MAS)
11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-2
[wc] Manuela Manetta (ITA)
[8] Rachel Arnold (MAS)
11-3, 11-4, 11-2
Sachika Ingale (IND)
Rachel Arnold
11/5, 11/7, 11/9
Christine Nunn
[3] Christine Nunn (AUS)
11-4, 12-10, 11-5
[Q] Elena Wagenmans (NED)
[Q] Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7
[4] Sarah Cardwell (AUS)
Sarah Cardwell
11/8, 11/6, 6/11, 11/7
Vanessa Raj
Sarah Cardwell
11-7, 4-11, 10-12, 8-11
Mayar Hany
[Q] Laila Sedky (USA)
11-8, 11-4, 11-2
[7] Vanessa Raj (MAS)
Hollie Naughton (CAN)
11-7, 11-5, 11-8
[5] Mayar Hany (EGY)
Mayar Hany
11/7, 11/8, 11/2
Milou van der Heijden
Nikki Todd (CAN)
11-8, 6-11, 15-13, 5-11, 11-7
[2] Milou van der Heijden (NED)

Qualifying

Results – First Qualifying Round: Samson Seattle Open 2016
[1] Alison Thomson (ENG) (bye)
[6] Elena Wagenmans (NED) bt [L] Kate Nimmo (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 (20m)
[7] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) bt [L] Arisha Khan (USA) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 (17m)
[4] Diana Garcia (MEX) (bye)
[3] Danielle Letourneau (CAN) (bye)
[5] Giselle Delgado (CHI) bt [L] Claire Rein-Weston (USA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 13-11 (35m)
[L] Laila Sedky (USA) bt [L] Claire Gomersall (USA) 3-1: 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 (35m)
[2] Melina Turk (CAN) (bye)


Draw – Final Qualifying Round
[1] Alison Thomson (ENG) v [6] Elena Wagenmans (NED)
[7] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) v [4] Diana Garcia (MEX)
[3] Danielle Letourneau (CAN) v [5] Giselle Delgado (CHI)
[L] Laila Sedky (USA) v [2] Melina Turk (CAN)
 

REPORTS

Schnell Slaloms Past Malhotra to Claim Seattle Open Title

Canadian No.2 Andrew Schnell continued his excellent start to 2016 by lifting a second successive PSA World Tour title at the Samson Seattle Open - beating unseeded Indian Vikram Malhotra to capture the PSA M10 crown.

Schnell, seeded third for this event, opened his tournament with a straightforward victory against compatriot Nick Sachvie before enhancing his title credentials with wins over England’s Ashley Davies and Pakistan’s Shahjahan Khan. Malhotra, who is ranked 43 places below World No.82 Schnell in the world rankings, beat a trio of seeds to book his final berth including a superb triumph against second seed Nathan Lake in the quarter-final.

It was Schnell who had the upper hand for much of the opening exchanges with his length and shot selection enabling him to engineer some breathing space and he duly took the opener.

Malhotra dug in his heels through and responded impressively to come out on top of a frenetic second game that could have gone either way as he looked to emulate, in part, his stunning showing in November’s Betty Griffin Memorial Florida Open where he fought all the way from qualifying to down the number three seed Arthur Gaskin at that tournament.

However, he was unable to back up his second game display as fatigue began to settle in and Schnell took full advantage, closing out victories in games three and four to complete the win with an 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4 margin of victory and claim his second PSA World Tour crown of the year.
 
Hany Stuns Hansen to Capture First PSA Title

Egyptian 19-year-old Mayar Hany recorded the biggest win of her fledgling career after a superb display saw her down number one seed Line Hansen to lift the Women’s Samson Seattle Open, PSA W10 title.

Hany had come close to claiming a maiden PSA World Tour crown on a number of occasions in the past with three successive semi-final finishes last year but she was appearing in her first ever final in Seattle. Hansen, on other hand, is an experienced stalwart of the Women’s game and had claimed 14 titles in a lengthy career.

Cairo-born Hany started well and was the victor in a series of punishing rallies that saw her take the opener and she redoubled her efforts in game two to open up a commanding lead.

Hansen, who was searching for a first piece of PSA World Tour silverware since 2014, rallied in the third and halted Hany’s momentum impressively to claw a game back and gain a foothold in the match.

Hany refused to crumble though and, despite the mounting pressure as Hansen attempted to find a way back into the encounter, she held on to finish off the victory by an 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 scoreline and open up her PSA World Tour title account.
 
Hansen Leads Charge In Women’s Seattle Open

#PSAWorldTour

Danish World No.26 Line Hansen came up with a masterful performance in the first round of the Women’s Samson Seattle Open, PSA W10 tournament with a 3-0 victory over Canadian qualifier Nicole Bunyan sending her into the quarter-final stage.

Hansen put in a display full of composure and craft as she sought out any chinks in her opponent’s armour in a bid to seize the initiative. After keeping Bunyan at arm’s length for the first two games, Hansen upped her game in the third to wrap up an 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 triumph and secure a place in the last eight of a PSA World Tour event for the first time since November.

Up next for Hansen is a quarter-final clash with Malaysia’s Teh Min Jie after she earned a hard-fought victory over Italian wildcard Manuela Manetta.

Also through to the next round is second seed Milou van der Heijden who had to dig in against Nikki Todd to take the win in five. The momentum of the match swung multiple times throughout an intense 55-minute spectacle but Dutchwoman van der Heijden managed to pull away mid-game in the fifth to advance. 19-year-old Manar Hany will go up against van der Heijden for a place in the semi-final after she dispatched Hollie Naughton in a straightforward 3-0 win.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Christine Nunn and Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold have set up a quarter-final contest after they both claimed victories over Elena Wagenmans and Sachika Ingale, respectively.

There will be another Australia v Malaysia battle in the other quarter-final fixture with Sarah Cardwell set to face Vanessa Raj. Cardwell progressed after an engaging bout against Danielle Letourneau which she won 3-2, while Raj ended Laila Sedky’s title hopes with a 3-0 triumph.
 
Rauf Moves Into Seattle Open Quarter-final

#PSAWorldTour

Pakistan’s Ismail Rauf sealed a spot in his first ever PSA World Tour quarter-final after defeating number four seed Angus Gillams in round one of the Samson Seattle Open, PSA M10 tournament.

Rauf took the first game in comfortable fashion and, despite a revival from Gillams that saw the Englishman level things up by taking the second, Rauf held firm to claim an 11-3, 12-14, 11-7, 11-4 victory.

The 19-year-old is rewarded with a quarter-final fixture against Finland’s Matias Tuomi who swept to victory against Malaysia’s Valentino Bong.

Elsewhere, Vikram Malhotra, who memorably came through qualifying to win the Betty Griffin Memorial Florida Open three months ago, has secured a place in the last eight courtesy of a win over Leandro Romiglio. The Argentinian pushed Malhotra hard in games one and three but the Indian World No.125 had too much in the tank and pushed on to prevail. Malhotra will face off with Nathan Lake in the next stage after Cheltenham-based Lake eliminated Charlie Johnson.

Top seed Tom Ford got his tournament off to a flawless start by romping to victory against wildcard Sohail Jahan Khan in a three-game salvo. Ford, who hails from Worcester in England, will line up against Shahjahan Khan for a place in the semi-final.

Number three seed Andrew Schnell was another victor after he came through a three-game affair with Nick Sachvie in an all-Canadian fixture. Ashley Davies will lock horns with Schnell in the next round after the Englishman downed Auguste Dussourd.
 
Devastating Delgado Sweeps Through Women’s  Qualifying Opener

#PSAWorldTour

World No.138 Giselle Delgado, the only current active Chilean player on the PSA World Tour across both the Men’s and Women’s games, came out on top of her first qualifying round fixture in the Women’s Samson Seattle Open, PSA W10 tournament after a commanding victory over local player Claire Rein-Weston.

Delgado was tactically astute throughout the 35-minute affair and moved her opponent around court impressively as she took three games without reply to earn an 11-9, 11-8, 13-11 triumph.

Up next for the 27-year-old is a final qualifying round clash with Canada’s Danielle Letourneau after she claimed a bye to advance.

Meanwhile, Dutch World No.194 Elena Wagenmans came through her encounter with Kate Nimmo in straight games to stay in with a chance of reaching only her second ever PSA World Tour main draw, the first of which came at this event last year. Top seed Alison Thomson will be her opponent in the next round.

Another of the day’s fixtures saw Nicole Bunyan defeat Arisha Khan 3-0. Bunyan produced a hugely impressive performance and lost only a handful of points in just 17 minutes to set up a meeting with Diana Garcia in the next round.

Elsewhere, Laila Sedky downed compatriot Claire Gomersall in an all-American tie and will face off against Melina Turk for a place in the main draw action.
Seeds Sail Through Qualifying

#PSAWorldTour

All eight seeded players in the first qualifying round of the Samson Seattle Open, PSA M10 tournament eased through to the next round after dispatching their unseeded opponents in comfortable fashion.

Top qualifying seed Auguste Dussourd, fresh off a runner-up finish at the Lew-Lapointe Discover Mount Royal University Open last week, romped to victory against Mexico’s Armando Olguin in straight games. Dussourd was in cruise control from the outset and surged to the win by an 11-1, 11-6, 11-2 scoreline to move through to the next round.

Dussourd will face American Dylan Cunningham there after the number seven qualifying seed rose to claim a victory over compatriot Zane McGee-Lowdermilk in four games.

Pakistan’s Ismail Rauf, meanwhile, dispatched local player Alexander Greaves-Tunnell to claim a spot in the final round of qualifying. He will do battle with Ireland’s Stuart Hadden, who defeated Raguvir Reddy, as both players aim to reach the main draw.

From there, the rest of the matches were straightforward encounters with the winning player generally dominating throughout. Nick Sachvie, who last week reached the semi-final stage of the Guilfoyle Financial PSA Classic in an impressive display of strength, downed Edgar Zayas in straight games and will face Mark Broekman in the next round.

Micah Franklin and Ahsan Ayaz have also advanced to the final round of qualifying and will face each other after Franklin beat Nicolas Talbott and Ayaz saw off Tommy Mullaney.

 
Devastating Delgado Sweeps Through Women’s Qualifying Opener

#PSAWorldTour

World No.138 Giselle Delgado, the only current active Chilean player on the PSA World Tour across both the Men’s and Women’s games, came out on top of her first qualifying round fixture in the Women’s Samson Seattle Open, PSA W10 tournament after a commanding victory over local player Claire Rein-Weston.

Delgado was tactically astute throughout the 35-minute affair and moved her opponent around court impressively as she took three games without reply to earn an 11-9, 11-8, 13-11 triumph.

Up next for the 27-year-old is a final qualifying round clash with Canada’s Danielle Letourneau after she claimed a bye to advance.

Meanwhile, Dutch World No.194 Elena Wagenmans came through her encounter with Kate Nimmo in straight games to stay in with a chance of reaching only her second ever PSA World Tour main draw, the first of which came at this event last year. Top seed Alison Thomson will be her opponent in the next round.

Another of the day’s fixtures saw Nicole Bunyan defeat Arisha Khan 3-0. Bunyan produced a hugely impressive performance and lost only a handful of points in just 17 minutes to set up a meeting with Diana Garcia in the next round.

Elsewhere, Laila Sedky downed compatriot Claire Gomersall in an all-American tie and will face off against Melina Turk for a place in the main draw action.
 

 

 

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