WOMEN'S ATWATER CUP
Kasey Cruises To Best Ever Tour Title Success In Montreal
01-05 April, Montreal, Canada, $26k
| Vanessa Atkinson
10/8, 9/4, 10/8
Joelle King (Nzl)
9-5, 9-7, 9-0
9-2, 3-9, 10-9, 9-1
2-9, 9-6, 9-4, 9-0
| Latasha Khan (Usa)
Aisling Blake (Irl)
| Kasey Brown (Aus)
9/1, 9/3, 9/5
Laura Hill (Eng)
9-6, 9-5, 9-1
|[Q] Tara Mullins (Can)
9/4, 9/1, 9/3
 Samantha Teran (Mex)
6/9, 9/6, 9/4, 7/9, 9/7
 Manuela Manetta (Ita)
9-6, 9-1, 9-4
9-0, 9-7, 8-10, 9-7
|Alana Miller (Can)
9/2, 9/6, 9/4
 Isabelle Stoehr (Fra)
[Q] Laura Mylotte (Irl)
3/9, 9/6, 9/5, 1/9, 9/7
 Raneem El Weleily (Egy)
Raneem El Weleily
9-7, 9-6, 9-2
|[Q] Camille Serme
9/5, 9/2, 9/4
 Madeline Perry (Irl)
Kasey Cruises To Best Ever Tour Title
Success In Montreal
Australian Kasey Brown claimed the biggest Tour title of her career
when she beat France's Isabelle Stoehr in the final of the
Women's Atwater Cup in Montreal,
The 22-year-old third seed from New South Wales made her breakthrough in
the semi-finals of the inaugural WISPA World Tour Silver squash
event at Club Atwater when she outplayed favourite Vanessa
Atkinson - avenging her defeat by the former world champion from The
Hague in last year's World Open in Madrid where she earned only
Brown was again after revenge against fourth seed Stoehr - having lost to
the record 11 times French national champion in their two previous
meetings in 2007.
Stoehr, the world No22 from Montpellier, took the opening game. But
Brown, ranked seven places higher, romped back to record an impressive
2-9, 9-6, 9-4, 9-0 victory in the climax of the $26,700 event.
The success marks Brown's first WISPA title of the year - but the eighth
of her career since her maiden title triumph in the WA Open on home
soil in May 2005.
Seeds Suffer As Stoehr & Brown Excel In
France's Isabelle Stoehr and Australian Kasey Brown will
contest a surprise Women's Atwater Cup final after ditching the top
two seeds in the semi-finals of the inaugural WISPA World Tour Silver
squash event at Club Atwater in Montreal,
Fourth seed Stoehr, the record 11 times French national champion,
outplayed Madeline Perry, the No2 seed from Ireland, 9-0, 9-7,
8-10, 9-7 to reach the 14th WISPA final of her career - only
five weeks after winning the Des Pyramides Open title on home soil.
In the other semi, third seed Brown faced favourite Vanessa Atkinson for
the first time since the former world champion from The Hague dismissed the
Australian in last year's World Open in Madrid for the loss of just five
But this time Brown was in impressive form. The 22-year-old world No15 from New
South Wales beat Atkinson 9-2, 3-9, 10-9, 9-1 to claim her second appearance in
a WISPA Tour final this year - and the 15th of her career.
Seeds Safely Through In Montreal
four seeds will contest the semi-finals of the Women's Atwater Cup
after straightforward straight games wins in the quarter-finals of the
WISPA World Tour Silver squash event at Club Atwater in
It was the end of the road for Dutch qualifier Karen Kronemeyer and
unseeded Irish international Aisling Blake, both of whom had
secured unexpected places in the last eight after notable seeding upsets
in the first round.
Fourth seed Isabelle Stoehr, the record 11 times French national
champion, dismissed Kronemeyer 9-6, 9-1, 9-4 and will now meet Ireland's
Madeline Perry for a place in the final.
Perry, the second seed, was in commanding form as she despatched rising
Egyptian star Raneem El Weleily, the No7 seed, 9-7, 9-6, 9-2.
Dutch favourite Vanessa Atkinson defeated Blake 9-5, 9-7, 9-0. The
former world number one from The Hague now takes on Australian Kasey
Brown, the third seed from New South Wales who beat fifth-seeded
Mexican Samantha Teran 9-6, 9-5, 9-1.
Kronemeyer & Blake Burst Into Montreal
Dutch qualifier Karen Kronemeyer and unseeded Irish international
Aisling Blake claimed unexpected places in the quarter-finals of
the Women's Atwater Cup after causing notable upsets in the first
round of the WISPA World Tour Silver squash event at Club
Atwater in Montreal, Canada.
Kronemeyer, fresh from her Tour title triumph in last month's NY
Capital District Open in New York, recovered from the loss of the
first game to beat Italy's No8 seed Manuela Manetta 6-9, 9-6, 9-4,
The reward for the 26-year-old from The Hague is a clash with fourth seed
Isabelle Stoehr, the French number one who despatched Alana
Miller, one of two Canadians in the first round, 9-2, 9-6, 9-4.
Blake benefited from the premature withdrawal of US star Latasha Khan,
the sixth seed from Seattle who conceded the match after just one game.
The Dublin-born 26-year-old now faces top seed Vanessa Atkinson,
the former world number one from the Netherlands who battled for three
games to overcome New Zealander Joelle King 10-8, 9-4, 10-8.
Irish interest in Montreal is led by Madeline Perry, the No2 seed
from Banbridge, near Belfast. Perry beat Camille Serme 9-5, 9-2,
9-4 - but it was a disappointing outcome for the French qualifier in her
final match as a junior.
Serme, who boasts a distinguished junior career which climaxed last month
in Norway where she became the first player in history to win a third
European Junior (U19) Championship title, turns 19 tomorrow (Friday).