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Inno Wood Open 2016







Inno Wood Open 2016
15-19 Mar
Kriens, Switzerland, $5k

Round One
17 Mar
17 Mar
18 Mar
19 Mar
[1] Joshua Larkin (AUS)
11/5, 11/5, 11/6
Patrick Miescher (AUT)
Joshua Larkin
11-6, 11-6, 11-7
Jonas Daehler
Joshua Larkin
Daniel Mekbib
[5] Jonas Daehler (SUI)
11/8, 11/4, 11/8
[wc] Amadeo Costa (SUI)
[7] Ahmed Hussein (EGY)
13/11, 11/5, 16/14
[Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
Daniel Mekbib
11-9, 4-11, 11-3, 11-6
Benjamin Fischer
[4] Benjamin Fischer (SUI)
11/6, 11/8, 11/3
[Q] Robert Dadds (ENG)
Brian Byrne (IRL)
11/6, 11/7, 11/6
[3] Edmon Lopez Moller (ESP)
Edmon Lopez Moller
11-13, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
Manuel Wanner
Edmon Lopez Moller
Chi Him Wong
[Q] Andres Duany (PER)
12/10, 11/8, 14/12
[9] Manuel Wanner (SUI)
[Q] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
11/7, 11/9, 11/6
[6] Tang Ming Hong (HKG)
Dimitri Steinmann
11-7, 8-11, 14-12, 7-11, 10-12
Chi Him Wong
Patrick Rooney (ENG)
11/4, 11/7, 12/10
[2] Chi Him Wong (HKG)


Results – First Qualifying Round: Inno Wood Open 2016
[1] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [L] Lukas Burkhart (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-7
[7] Luca Wilhelmi (SUI) bt [L] Fabio Fuchs (SUI) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-1
[L] Andres Duany (PER) bt [8] Roman Allinckx (SUI) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-5
[4] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT) bt [L] Nils Roesch (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 11-8
[L] Christoph Zust (SUI) bt [3] Ben Coates (ENG) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 11-8
[6] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt [L] Cedric Kuchen (SUI) 3-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-3, 11-4
[5] Robert Dadds (ENG) bt [L] Jan Kurzmeyer (SUI) 3-1: 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
[L] Alex Imhof (SUI) bt [2] Remo Handl (SUI) 3-2: 12-10, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4

Draw – Final Qualifying Round
[1] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) v [7] Luca Wilhelmi (SUI)
[L] Andres Duany (PER) v [4] Jakob Dirnberger (AUT)
[L] Christoph Zust (SUI) v [6] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
[5] Robert Dadds (ENG) v [L] Alex Imhof (SUI)



Home Hopes Vanquished In Inno Wood Open


All four Swiss quarter-finalists in the Inno Wood Open, PSA M5 tournament bowed out at the last eight stage as the local players were put to the sword on home soil in Kriens, Switzerland.

Dimiti Steinmann came the closest to reaching the last four after he pushed Hong Kong’s Chi Him Wong all the way to five games in a nail-biting encounter.

The Zurich-born World No.242 went ahead twice throughout the match but found himself pegged back on both occasions by a resilient Him Wong. A dramatic tie-break then went in the man from Hong Kong’s favour in the fifth and final game, allowing him to run out a 7-11, 11-8, 12-14, 11-7, 12-10 winner.

Him Wong will line up against Spain’s Edmon Lopez Moller in the last four after the 19-year-old dispatched Steinmann’s compatriot Manuel Wanner by a 3-1 scoreline.

Benjamin Fischer and Jonas Daehler were the other home players to compete in the quarter-final stage but they succumbed to defeats against Czech qualifier Daniel Mekbib and top seed Joshua Larkin, respectively. Larkin and Mekbib will meet for the first time on the PSA World Tour as they face off for a place in the showpiece finale.

Inno Wood Open Qualifying Kicks Off


Top qualifying seed Daniel Mekbib surged past Lukas Burkhart in the opening qualifying round of the Inno Wood Open, PSA M5 tournament with a commanding straight games triumph.

The Czech World No.212 was appearing at only his second PSA World Tour event of the year but showed no signs of rustiness as he sailed to an 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 victory to put himself within one win of a main draw spot.

“I’m happy with the way I played,” said Mekbib.

“I’ve know Lukas for a long time, since we were juniors. We played a lot of long matches before so I had to play my best from the beginning. My legs feel much better than last week [at the Sekisui Open] so I am looking forward to my next match.”

Mekbib will do battle with Luca Wilhelmi for a place among the main draw action after he dispatched Fabio Fuchs in three.

Second qualifying seed Remo Handl, meanwhile, fell to a shock loss against local player Alex Imhof after he just missed out on what would have been a superb comeback. Handl went two-games down after a fast start from Imhof but battled back to restore parity heading into the fifth game. A resilient Imhof refused to give up though and dug in to edge out the win and seal his spot in the next round where he will face Robert Dadds, 24-year-old Englishman who defeated Jan Kurzmeyer.

Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Christoph Zust came through his encounter against England’s Ben Coates with a 3-0 victory and he will line up against compatriot Dimitri Steinmann after the number six qualifying seed downed Cedric Kuchen.

Jakob Dirnberger and Andres Duany will go head-to-head in the other final qualifying round match after respective wins over Nils Roesch and Roman Allinckx.