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Tasmanian Open 2016







Tasmanian Open 2016
Men's Draw

07-10 Jul
Devonport, Australia, $5k
Round One
08 ju
09 ju
09 ju
[1] Zac Alexander (AUS)
11-3, 11-5, 11-5
Vivian Rhamanan (SIN)
Zac Alexander
11/5, 11/5, 11/3
Darcy Evans
Zac Alexander
11/8, 11/1, 11/4
Thomas Calvert
Zac Alexander
11/8, 11/1, 11/4
Ko Youngjo
[Q] Darcy Evans (AUS)
11-9, 3-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9
[7] Jong Myoung Park (KOR)
[5] David Clegg (AUS)
8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 13-11
Chang Wook Woo (KOR)
Chang Wook Woo
13/11, 6/11, 9/11, 11/7, 11/4
Thomas Calvert
Luca Wilhelmi (SUI)
11-7, 11-4, 11-7
[4] Thomas Calvert (AUS)
[3] Ko Youngjo (KOR)
11-6, 11-7, 11-6
Solayman Nowrozi (AUS)
Ko Youngjo
12/10, 11/4, 11/8
Elliot Selby
Ko Youngjo
11/6, 11/7, 10/12, 12/10
Sandeep Ramachandran
[Q] Rod Harker (AUS)
11-2, 11-6, 11-8
[6] Elliot Selby (ENG)
[8] Joel Luca (AUS)
12-10, 12-10, 11-7
[Q] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND)
Sandeep Ramachandran
9/11, 11/5, 11/4, 7/11, 11/8
Rhys Dowling
[Q] Mohamed Saeed (EGY)
11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9
[2] Rhys Dowling (AUS)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Tasmanian Open 2016
[1] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) bt [L] Matthew McConnell (AUS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-4
[3] Mohamed Saeed (EGY) bt [L] Matthew Creely (AUS) 3-1: 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9
[4] Darcy Evans (AUS) bt [5] Zac Millar (NZL) 3-2: 8-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7
[L] Rod Harker (AUS) bt [2] Tyler Hawkins (AUS) 3-2: 11-3, 5-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8


Tasmanian Open 2016
Women's Draw

07-10 Jul
Devonport, Australia, $5k
Round One
08 ju
09 ju
09 ju
[1] Vanessa Chu (HKG)
11-1, 11-3, 11-3 (13m)
[Q] Melinda Shutt (AUS)
Vanessa Chu
11/13, 11/2, 11/7, 11/7
Emma Millar
Vanessa Chu
11/5, 11/7, 11/1
Jessica Turnbull
Vanessa Chu
2/11, 11/5, 15/13, 13/11
Tong Tsz-Wing
[Q] Emma Millar (NZL)
11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (18m)
[8] Yura Choi (KOR)
[6] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS)
8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 12-10 (39m)
Elspeth Young (SCO)
Lakeesha Rarere
11/1, 11/2, 11/6
Jessica Turnbull
Samantha Calvert (AUS)
11-1, 11-2, 11-9 (18m)
[4] Jessica Turnbull (AUS)
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS)
11-4, 11-4, 11-7 (21m)
[Q] Taylor Jones (AUS)
Lisa Camilleri
5/1 rtd
Lotte Eriksen
Lisa Camilleri

Tong Tsz-Wing
Stephanie Wighton (AUS)
11-7, 11-8, 12-14, 11-9 (43m)
[5] Lotte Eriksen (NOR)
[7] Selena Shaikh (AUS)
11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (23m)
Jasmine Chan (AUS)
Selena Shaikh
11/3, 11/4, 11/2
Tong Tsz-Wing
[Q] Taylor Flavell (AUS)
11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4 (39m)
[2] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)


Result – Final Qualifying Round: Women’s Tasmanian Open 2016
[1] Taylor Jones (AUS) (bye)
[L] Melinda Shutt (AUS) bt [L] Lisa Gray (AUS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
[3] Taylor Flavell (AUS) bt [L] Bethany Campbell (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-0
[2] Emma Millar (NZL) bt [L] Grace Pattison (AUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-8, 11-3




Alexander and Tsz-Wing Lift Tasmanian Open Titles

Australian top seed Zac Alexander lifted his seventh successive PSA World Tour title after a dominant 3-0 win over South Korea’s Ko Youngjo in the final of the Tasmanian Open, PSA M5 tournament saw the World No.94 extend his unbeaten run to 30 matches.

Alexander, who has not lost on the PSA World Tour since August 2015, stormed into the final without losing a game as he put Vivian Rhamanan, Darcy Evans and Thomas Calvert to the sword in a series of dominant displays.

Youngjo was making his first PSA World Tour appearance since he lost out in the final of the City of Kalgoorlie & Boulder Golden Open to veteran Mike Corren last month and achieved his place in a third Tour final courtesy of victories over Solayman Nowrozi, Elliot Selby and Sandeep Ramachandran.

The early stages of the final were closely-contested and played at a fast pace as both players varied their shots in a bid to get on top.

Alexander’s pressure finally told as he narrowly took the first game and he dominated from that point onwards to romp to his 21st PSA World Tour title by an 11-8, 11-1, 11-4 scoreline.

Elsewhere, Hong Kong duo Tong Tsz-Wing and Vanessa Chu contested the Women’s final, with the former coming through in four to capture the title.

Each player took a game apiece before Tsz-Wing prevailed in a dramatic third game tie-break, winning it 15-13 to take the lead for the first time in the Devonport Sport & Recreation Centre.

With the match drawing to a close, Tsz-Wing again triumphed on the tie-break in the fourth to seal a 2-11, 11-5, 15-13, 13-11 victory to win her second successive PSA World Tour title.
Alexander Advances To Tasmanian Open Quarter-finals


Home hero Zac Alexander swept through to the last eight of the Tasmanian Open, PSA M5 tournament after a fine display against Singapore’s Vivian Rhamanan saw him extend his incredible unbeaten run to 27 matches.

World No.94 Alexander, who has not lost on the PSA World Tour in 11 months, has won his last six tournaments and his hot streak showed no signs of abating after a dominant performance against Rhamanan saw him take the win by an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 margin.

Alexander will face off with fellow Australian Darcy Evans in the quarter-final after the 21-year-old qualifier claimed an impressive victory over Jong Myoung Park, despite the South Korean being ranked 41 places above Evans in the World Rankings.

Second seed Rhys Dowling joins his countrymen in the next round after he saw off Egyptian qualifier Mohamed Saeed. Both players took a game apiece before World No.140 Dowling pulled away to take the next two without reply and set up a quarter-final encounter with India’s Sandeep Ramachandran, who dispatched Joel Luca.

Meanwhile, Thomas Calvert overcame Switzerland’s Luca Wilhelmi in straight games and he will take on Chang Wook Woo, with Chang coming back from a game down to progress past David Clegg.

The day’s other fixtures saw England’s Elliot Selby move through to his first ever PSA World Tour quarter-final after a strong performance saw him eliminate local player Rod Harker, while his upcoming opponent, Ko Youngjo, saw off Solayman Nowrozi.
Camilleri Claims Quarter-final Berth In Tasmania


Number three seed Lisa Camilleri moved through to the quarter-final of the Women’s Tasmanian Open, PSA W5 tournament on home soil after dispatching fellow Australian Taylor Jones in straight games.

Camilleri, the top seeded Australian in the draw, dictated the tempo of the match in the Devonport Sport & Recreation Centre and surged to an 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 victory to reach the last eight.

The 33-year-old will take on Norway’s Lotte Eriksen in the quarter-final after the World No.120 overcame Stephanie Wighton in a 3-1 win.

South Korea’s Yura Choi was the only seeded player to bow out on the first day of action after the number eight seed succumbed to New Zealand qualifier Emma Millar, who overturned a 44-place World Rankings gap to seal the win in three. Millar will go up against top seed Vanessa Chu of Hong Kong, who beat Melinda Shutt comfortably, for a place in the semi-final.

Elsewhere, Tong Tsz-Wing dispatched Taylor Flavell 3-1 and will meet seventh seed Selena Shaikh in the next round after Shaikh saw off Jasmine Chan.

Lakeesha Rarere, 19, flirted with elimination against a dogged challenge from Scotland’s Elspeth Young, but pulled through after taking the deciding fifth game on the tie-break. Her reward is a quarter-final clash with compatriot Jessica Turnbull, the number four seed who beat Samantha Calvert.
Qualifying Ends In Women’s Tasmanian Open


The final qualifying round of the Women’s Tasmanian Open, PSA W5 tournament saw three local players move through to the main draw, with Taylor Flavell, Melinda Shutt and Taylor Jones all progressing in the Devonport Sport & Recreation Centre.

Flavell in particular was in fine form to see off the attentions of compatriot Bethany Campbell, a win that culminated with her failing to drop a single point in the third and final game.

Up next for Flavell is a difficult encounter with the main draw’s number two seed Tong Tsz-Wing where a win would see her take part in an all-Australian quarter-final fixture with either Selena Shaikh or Jasmine Chan.

Meanwhile, Shutt was also victorious in straight games, beating Lisa Gray, and she has the distinction of going up against title favourite Vanessa Chu, with Chu looking for a first PSA World Tour title of 2016.

Jones was the recipient of a bye through to the main draw and will look to beat the experienced Lisa Camilleri as she bids to advance past the opening round of a PSA World Tour event for the first time.

New Zealand’s Emma Millar prevented the crowd from celebrating a quartet of Australian qualifying stage winners after she downed Grace Pattison and the World No.162 will pit her wits against South Korea’s Yura Choi in what is only her third PSA World Tour event.
Local Hope Harker Ousts Hawkins In Qualifying


Australia’s Rod Harker moved through to the main draw of the Tasmanian Open after axing second qualifying seed Tyler Hawkins in a thrilling five-game encounter to bring qualifying at the PSA M5 tournament to a close.

The lead changed hands multiple times throughout a dramatic match that saw momentum shift on a number of occasions as the compatriots traded a series of high-octane blows. After going 2-1 up, Harker was hauled back by World No.398 Hawkins but engineered some breathing space for himself in the decider to close out an 11-3, 5-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8 victory.

Harker, appearing at his first tournament since last year’s Tasmanian Open, will line up against England’s Elliot Selby in the first round of the main draw, with Selby looking to make it through the opening round of a PSA World Tour event for the first time.

World No.312 Darcy Evans and New Zealand’s Zac Millar also engaged in an exciting five-game affair, with the former advancing to the main draw where he will take on South Korea’s Jong Myoung Park.

Top qualifying seed Sandeep Ramachandran and Mohamed Saeed will also compete in the main draw action after they managed respective triumphs over local duo Matthew McConnell and Matthew Creely.

Ramachandran is set to face Australian number eight seed Joe Luca in the first round of the main draw, while Saeed will do battle with Rhys Dowling.