Atlanta Masters 2003
23-26 Oct, Concourse Athletic Club, Atlanta, $12k 

26-Oct, Final:

[6] Jenny Duncalf (Eng) bt [1] Vicky Botwright (Eng)
     9/6, 10/9, 6/9, 6/9, 9/4 (71m)

Duncalf wins all-English
Final in Atlanta

Yorkshire's Jenny Duncalf claimed her first WISPA tour title with a hard-fought upset win over top seed Vicky Botwright.

The 20-year-old from Harrogate went two games up, but Botwright, the world No13 from Manchester, recovered to level the match at 2-all.

With both players seeking their maiden WISPA titles it was Duncalf who held her nerves to come out on top in the fifth as Botwright faded in her second successive five-game marathon.

Duncalf's win follows her success in last week's Weymuller US Open, where she sensationally beat second seed Natalie Grainger in the first round before losing a nail-biting quarter-final to Vanessa Atkinson.

The Atlanta Masters



WISPA Atlanta Masters 2003
23-26 Oct, Atlanta, USA, $12k
1st Round
Thu 23rd
Fri 24th
Sat 25th
Sun 26th
[1] Vicky Botwright (ENG)
9-2, 8-10, 9-2, 9-1
Vicky Lankester (ENG) 
Vicky Botwright
9-4, 9-6, 9-5
 Latasha Khan
Vicky Botwright

6-9, 8-10, 9-3,
9-2, 9-7 (90m)

Madeline Perry

Vicky Botwright


9/6, 10/9, 6/9,
6/9, 9/4 (71m)


Jenny Duncalf

[7] Latasha Khan (USA)
9-3, 9-3, 9-4
Sarah Kippax (ENG)   
[3] Madeline Perry (IRL)
9-5, 9-3, 9-1
Eman El Amir (EGY) 
Madeline Perry
9-4, 9-0, 9-1
Wendy Maitland
[8] Wendy Maitland (SCO)
9-1, 9-0, 4-9, 9-10, 9-3
Kate Roe (ENG) 
[5] Annelize Naude (NED)
9-3, 9-2, 9-2
Shabana Khan (USA) 
Annelize Naude
9-6, 9-6, 6-9, 6-9, 9-6
Rebecca Chiu
Annelize Naude

9-6, 10-8, 9-5

Jenny Duncalf

[4] Rebecca Chiu (HKG)
9-0, 9-1, 9-0
Soha Mohamed (QAT)   
[6] Jenny Duncalf (ENG)
9-3, 9-0, 9-3
Salma Shabana (EGY) 
Jenny Duncalf
9-1, 5-9, 9-6, 9-5
Alison Waters
Alison Waters (ENG)
10-8, 9-6, 3-9, 9-5
[2] Pamela Nimmo (SCO)  

26-Oct, Semi-Finals:
All-English Final in Atlanta

Top seed Vicky Botwright and sixth seed Jenny Duncalf will meet in an all-English final of the Women's Atlanta Masters Squash Championship after contrasting semi-final victories in Atlanta, USA.

Botwright, the world No13 from Manchester, was 2/0 down before she began to take control of the match against Ireland's Madeline Perry, the third seed, and stormed to a 3/2 win in 90 minutes.

Perry started the match with hitting winners in all directions and took the first game very easy. Botwright started to get her rhythm in the second but Perry was playing at her best and managed to win the second 10/8. The third and fourth were one-sided affairs with Vicky dropping just 5 points.

The final game was a thriller, with Madeline leading 5- 2 and  7-5 but unable to close the door on a determined Vicky, who recovered to 7-7 all, then a penalty stroke to 8-7 match ball, and finally a long rally to clinch the victory 9-7 in the fifth.

"I'm delighted to win," said Vicky, "and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's final."

Perry was reflective in defeat. "It's the best I've ever played against Vicky," she said, "but I was disappointed not to close it out when I was nearly there at 7-5 in the fifth."

Despite being extended in the second game, Duncalf needed only three games to overcome Netherlands' fifth seed Annelize Naude in a 9-6 10-8 9-5 scoreline.

The 20-year-old from Harrogate in Yorkshire is celebrating her debut in a WISPA World Tour final, and both finalists are chasing their maiden WISPA tour title.

25-Oct, Quarters:
Euro Advance in Atlanta
The semi-finals of the Atlanta Masters will be all-European affairs, as the Pan Am and Asian Games champions went out in the quarter-finals at the Concourse Club in Atlanta.

England's top seed Vicky Botwright cruised past Pan Am Games champion Latasha Khan as she continued her quest for a maiden WISPA title, and now meets Ulster's Madeline Perry who crushed Wendy Maitland 9-4, 9-0, 9-1.

The Netherlands' Annelize Naude defeated Asian Games Champion Rebecca Chiu in five games - all finishing 9-6 - to set up a semi-final against England's Jenny Duncalf, who beat first round giant-killer Alison Waters in four games.

Waters Wipes Out Nimmo In Atlanta
England's unseeded Alison Waters pulled off a sensational upset on the opening day's play in the Women's Atlanta Masters Squash Championship in Atlanta, USA, when she despatched Scotland's world No17 Pamela Nimmo in four games.

Waters, ranked 19 places below the second seed from Edinburgh, won 10-8 9-6 3-9 9-5 to earn a place in the quarter-finals, where she will face compatriot Jenny Duncalf.

Sixth-seeded Duncalf dropped just six points in her 9-3 9-0 9-3 dismissal of Egypt's Salma Shabana.

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