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13/07/2016
South Australian Open 2016

 

REPORTS

 

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DRAW

South Australian Open 2016
Women's Draw
12-16 Jul
Adelaide, $5k
Round One
13 ju
l
Quarters
14 ju
l
Semis
15 ju
l
Final
16
ju
l
[1] Vanessa Chu (HKG)
11-2, 11-4, 11-5 (23m)
[Q] Tanya Marlor (AUS)
Vanessa Chu
11-3, 11-5, 11-4 (17m)
Jasmine Chan
Vanessa Chu
11-8, 11-5, 15-17, 11-3
(47m)
Tamika Saxby
Tamika Saxby
12-10, 10-12, 11-7, 12-10 (45m)
Tong Tsz-Wing
[Q] Alex Haydon (AUS)
11-7, 11-4, 5-11, 13-11 (31m)
[8] Jasmine Chan (AUS)
[7] Yura Choi (KOR)
7-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-4, 11-6 (41m)
Stephanie Wighton (AUS)
Yura Choi
11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (28m)
Tamika Saxby
Tamika Saxby (AUS)
10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8 (48m)
[4] Jessica Turnbull (AUS)
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS)
11-5, 15-17, 11-8, 8-11, 11-2 (44m)
[Q] Emma Millar (NZL)
Lisa Camilleri
11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (21m)
Selena Shaikh
Lisa Camilleri
11-8, 14-12, 13-11 (37m)
Tong Tsz-Wing
[Q] Taylor Flavell (AUS)
11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (18m)
[6] Selena Shaikh (AUS)
[5] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS)
14-12, 11-6, 11-5 (24m)
Samantha Calvert (AUS)
Lakeesha Rarere
11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (25m)
Tong Tsz-Wing
Elspeth Young (SCO)
11-2, 11-2, 11-2 (18m)
[2] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)

Qualifying


Results – Qualifying Round: Women’s South Australian Open 2016
[L] Alex Haydon (AUS) bt [L] Alison Skinner (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (20m)
[2] Taylor Flavell (AUS) bt [L] Lauren Aspinall (AUS) 3-0: 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 (14m)
[L] Tanya Marlor (AUS) bt [L] Rebecca Bergamin (AUS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (15m)
Emma Millar (NZL) (bye)
 

South Australian Open 2016
Men's Draw
12-16 Jul
Adelaide, $5k
Round One
13 ju
l
Quarters
14 ju
l
Semis
15 ju
l
Final
16
ju
l
[1] Rhys Dowling (AUS)
6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (50m)
Solayman Nowrozi (AUS)
Rhys Dowling
11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)
Luca Wilhelmi
Rhys Dowling
11-3, 11-9, 11-1 (36m)
Vincent Droesbeke
Vincent Droesbeke
9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-4 (53m)
Ko Youngjo
[Q] Luca Wilhelmi (SUI)
13-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4 (34m)
[8] Joel Luca (AUS)
[6] Jong Myoung Park (KOR)
11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9 (48m)
Alex Eustace (AUS)
Jong Myoung Park
11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (37m)
Vincent Droesbeke
[Q] Vincent Droesbeke (FRA)
11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (25m)
[4] David Clegg (AUS)
[3] Thomas Calvert (AUS)
5-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (42m)
[Q] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND)
Sandeep Ramachandran
11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-6 (70m)
Mike Corren
Mike Corren
11-5, 13-11, 11-7 (30m)
Ko Youngjo
Vivian Rhamanan (SIN)
11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (34m)
[7] Mike Corren (AUS)
[5] Elliot Selby (ENG)
11-8, 11-7, 11-4 (31m)
Courtney West (AUS)
Elliot Selby
11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (30m)
Ko Youngjo
[Q] Chang Wook Woo (KOR)
12-10, 11-5, 11-1 (24m)
[2] Ko Youngjo (KOR)

Qualifying


Results – Final Qualifying Round: South Australian Open 2016
[1] Luca Wilhelmi (SUI) bt [7] Daehoon Jeong (KOR) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (20m)
[4] Vincent Droesbeke (FRA) bt [L] Alex Oswald (AUS) 3-0: 11-1, 11-6, 11-3 (18m)
[3] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) bt [6] Mohamed Saeed (EGY) 11-5, 12-10, 11-6 (29m)
[2] Chang Wook Woo (KOR) bt [8] Zac Millar (NZL) 3-2: 11-9, 10-12, 11-0, 8-11, 11-4 (39m)
 

 

REPORTS

Droesbeke and Saxby Claim South Australian Open Crowns

French qualifier Vincent Droesbeke and home player Tamika Saxby captured the South Australian Open, PSA M5 & W5 titles, respectively after triumphing in their final fixtures at the Campbelltown Leisure Centre in Adelaide.

Droesbeke, 24, followed up his victories in the qualification stage with a fine run of form that saw him secure three consecutive 3-0 wins to reach the final, while his opponent there, South Korea’s Ko Youngjo, was appearing in his third straight Tour final after beating Australian veteran Mike Corren in the last four.

It was Youngjo who took the early initiative after a consistent display from the World No.186 enabled him to go a game to the good by a narrow two-point margin.

Droesbeke responded well and soon restored parity to proceedings thanks to a comfortable second-game victory, only to find himself on the back-foot again shortly afterwards when Youngjo restored his lead, coming out on top of a fiercely-fought tie-break.

But Droesbeke refused to go down and the World No.232 steadied the ship with a magnificent 11-2 win in the fourth, before dominating the deciding game to seal his maiden PSA World Tour title.

Saxby, meanwhile, was unseeded coming into the event, but boasted three successive title wins over the past two months as she locked horns with Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz-Wing in the Women’s final.

Tsz-Wing had won her last two tournaments, with the most recent of those triumphs coming in Australia at the Tasmanian Open, and the imperious form of both players saw them clash in a dramatic four-game fixture, with both players claiming a game each on the tie-break in the early stages.

Saxby then came out on top of a crucial third game to take the lead and she held off the attentions of Tsz-Wing in a tight fourth game to wrap up a 12-10, 10-12, 11-7, 12-10 victory.
 

Camilleri Comes Through In Five

#PSAWorldTour

World No.63 Lisa Camilleri had to draw on all 15 years of her experience to prevail in a nail-biting five-game battle with New Zealand qualifier Emma Millar in the opening round of the Women’s South Australian Open, PSA W5 tournament.

The 33-year-old twice went a game to the good, only to be pegged back by a dogged Millar on both occasions. But Camilleri’s experience eventually shone through as she stormed to victory in the deciding fifth game for the loss of just two points, closing out a hard-fought 11-5, 15-17, 11-8, 8-11, 11-2 triumph to secure her place in the next round.

A meeting with fellow Australian Selena Shaikh awaits Camilleri after Shaikh swept to victory against compatriot Taylor Flavell.

Elsewhere, Hong Kong’s Vanessa Chu got her tournament off to a winning start by easing to a straight games win over Tanya Marlor. The number one seed advances to do battle with Jasmine Chan in the quarter-final, with Chan overcoming Alex Haydon in four games.

Chu’s compatriot, Tong Tsz-Wing, will go up against Lakeesha Rarere in another of the last eight fixtures after they rose to respective wins over Elspeth Young and Samantha Calvert.

Tamika Saxby and Yura Choi, meanwhile, will contest the other quarter-final fixture. Saxby, who has won her last three PSA World Tour events, beat number four seed Jessica Turnbull 3-2, while Choi overcame Stephanie Wighton by the same scoreline.
 
Dowling Downs Nowrozi To Reach Last Eight

#PSAWorldTour

Top seed Rhys Dowling recovered from a game down to defeat fellow Australian Solayman Nowrozi and move into the quarter-final of the South Australian Open, PSA M5 tournament held in the Campbelltown Leisure Centre in Adelaide.

Dowling, the World No.140, reached the same stage at last year’s event, but went a game behind after a strong start from Nowrozi threatened to upset the pre-tournament title favourite. However, Dowling recovered and took the next three games without reply to seal the win with an 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 scoreline.

Darwin-born Dowling will take on Swiss qualifier Luca Wilhelmi for a place in the semi-final, with Wilhelmi seeing off the challenge of Joel Luca to seal a second career last eight berth.

Third seed Thomas Calvert was the highest-ranked home player to bow out on the opening day of action after he slumped to a surprise defeat against India’s Sandeep Ramachandran. Ramachandran, who battled through qualification to reach the main draw, looked to be heading out after going one game down, but he fought back to claim the victory in four, setting up a meeting with Australian veteran Mike Corren, who dispatched Vivian Rhamanan, in the process.

South Korea’s Ko Youngjo will also compete in the quarter-final after overcoming compatriot Chang Wook Woo in straight games to ensure that he will take on Elliot Selby in the next round after the Englishman beat Courtney West.

World No.232 Vincent Droesbeke became the third qualifier to advance to the last eight after he 24-year-old claimed a 3-0 victory over number four seed David Clegg and he will pit his wits against Jong Myoung Park next thanks to Park’s win against Alex Eustace.
 
Home Trio Move Into Women’s Main Draw

#PSAWorldTour

Three Australians sealed their places in the main draw of the Women’s South Australian Open, PSA W5 tournament after qualification came to a close at the Campbelltown Leisure Centre in Adelaide.

Taylor Flavell enjoyed the most one-sided match of the day as she eased to an 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 victory at the expense of compatriot Lauren Aspinall.

Flavell moves on to the main draw where she will line up against fellow Australian Selena Shaikh, the World No.119 who reached the quarter-final stage at last year’s tournament.

Alex Haydon and Tanya Marlor will also compete amongst the main draw action after they rose to respective victories over Alison Skinner and Rebecca Bergamin.

Jasmine Chan stands in between Haydon and a place in the last eight, while Marlor has the distinction of facing the title favourite Vanessa Chu in round one.

Emma Millar was the only non-Australian to progress from the qualifying stages after she received a bye, and she will do battle with number three seed Lisa Camilleri.
 
Wilhelmi Wins In Final Qualifying Round

#PSAWorldTour

Top qualifying seed Luca Wilhelmi played to his seeding to advance past the final round of qualifying at the South Australian Open, PSA M5 tournament after a commanding win against South Korea’s Daehoon Jeong.

Wilhelmi, the World No.268, dominated the court at the Campbelltown Leisure Centre and strode to an 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 triumph to reach the main draw.

Up next for Wilhelmi is a first round encounter with number eight seed Joel Luca, who will be looking to improve on his first round exit during the 2014 iteration of this tournament.

Jeong may have bowed out in the final qualifying round stage, but his compatriot, Chang Wook Woo, secured his main draw spot after a dramatic five-game battle with New Zealand’s Eric Millar.

With the scores delicately poised at one-game apiece after a tight opening to the match, Chang stormed to an 11-0 win in the third, only to let Millar back into the encounter in game four to set up a decider. From there, Chang finally managed to get back on top of his opponent and held out to claim the victory and set up a main draw clash with fellow South Korean Ko Youngjo.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Ramachandran and Vincent Droesbeke also moved through to the main draw after wins over Mohamed Saeed and Alex Oswald, respectively. Ramachandran will go head-to-head with Thomas Calvert in the next stage, while Droesbeke will take on David Clegg.
 

 

 

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