WOMEN'S HARROW GREENWICH OPEN, USA
Duncalf Delivers Double In Greenwich
Women's Harrow Greenwich Squash Open
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt  Alison Waters (ENG) 10-8, 9-5, 9-3
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt  Linda Elriani (ENG) 9-5, 5-9, 2-9, 9-6, 9-2
 Alison Waters (ENG) bt  Laura-Jane Lengthorn (ENG) 4-9, 9-0, 9-2,
 Linda Elriani (ENG) bt Pamela Nimmo (SCO)
9-6, 9-2, 9-5
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt  Fiona Geaves (ENG) 9-5, 9-4, 9-2
 Laura-Jane Lengthorn (ENG) bt  Tania Bailey (ENG) 5-9,
 Alison Waters (ENG) bt  Natalie Grainger (USA) 6-9, 9-2,
 Linda Elriani (ENG) bt [Q] Dominique Lloyd-Walter (ENG) 9-4, 9-1, 9-0
Pamela Nimmo (SCO) bt  Isabelle Stoehr (FRA) 9-2, 9-1, 3-0 ret
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [Q] Lauren Briggs (ENG) 9-5, 9-2, 9-5
 Fiona Geaves (ENG) bt Sharon Wee (MAS) 9-2, 1-9, 9-7, 10-9
 Laura-Jane Lengthorn (ENG) bt Engy Kheirallah (EGY) 9-5, 5-9, 9-5, 9-6
 Tania Bailey (ENG) bt Latasha Khan (USA) 9-1, 10-8, 9-7
 Alison Waters (ENG) bt [Q] Samantha Teran (MEX) 9-4, 9-5, 9-2
 Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [Q] Rebecca Botwright (ENG) 9-1, 9-2, 9-4
Double In Greenwich
added a second title to her tally over the past two months when she beat
England team-mate Alison Waters in the final of the Women's Harrow
Greenwich Squash Open in the US state of Connecticut.
Duncalf, the 23-year-old third seed from Harrogate in Yorkshire, reached
the climax of the WISPA World Tour event after upsetting title-holder
Linda Elriani, also an England team-mate, in a five-game semi-final
After a close first game against Waters, the 21-year-old fifth seed,
Duncalf took control of the match and went on to record a 10-8 9-5 9-3
The triumph marks Duncalf's third WISPA title, and follows directly on
from her success in the Canary Islands Open in December.
Duncalf Downs Elriani In Greenwich Semi
Jenny Duncalf scored a notable upset in the Women's Harrow Greenwich
Squash Open when she beat English compatriot Linda Elriani, the top seed
and defending champion, in a five-game semi-final marathon to reach the
Duncalf, the 23-year-old world No10 from Harrogate in Yorkshire, came from
1/2 down to topple Elriani 9-5 5-9 2-9 9-6 9-2 to achieve her first ever
victory over the world No6 from Eastbourne in Sussex.
In her first WISPA World Tour event since winning the Canary Islands Open
in December, Duncalf now faces another fellow countrywoman in her fourth
Alison Waters, the fifth seed who upset USA's second seed Natalie Grainger
to reach the last four, took four games to beat England's Laura-Jane
Lengthorn, the No7 seed, 4-9 9-0 9-2 9-5 in the other semi.
Waters, 21, from London, is celebrating her third appearance in a WISPA
New Venue Hosts All-English Semi-Finals In Greenwich
With the worst rain and wind storms for 100 years causing
widespread power cuts in the US state of Connecticut, play in the
Women's Harrow Greenwich Squash Open was transferred overnight to the
brand new Greenwich Country Club, where four English players fought
through to the semi-finals of the WISPA World Tour event.
Alison Waters, the fifth seed who was voted WISPA's 'Most Improved
Player of the Year' last month for the second successive year, pulled of
the biggest upset when she downed USA's second seed Natalie Grainger.
The 21-year-old Londoner fought back from a game down to beat the
world No7 from Washington 6-9 9-2 10-8 9-6, and will now meet
Laura-Jane Lengthorn in the semi-finals.
Lengthorn, the seventh seed from Lancashire, was a game behind and 2-8
down in the second when opponent Tania Bailey, the fourth seed also
from England, was forced to concede the match when suddenly taken ill.
The other semi-final will feature top seed Linda Elriani, from
Sussex, and Yorkshire's Jenny Duncalf. Elriani, seeking her third
successive Greenwich title, beat Scotland's Pamela Nimmo 9-6 9-2
9-5, while third seed Duncalf defeated US-based English player Fiona
Geaves, the eighth seed, 9-5 9-4 9-2.
Stoehr Struggles As Pam Progresses In Power-Cut Connecticut
A hamstring injury sustained during practice for her first round match in
the Women's Harrow Greenwich Squash Open caused sixth seed Isabelle Stoehr
to crumble to unseeded Scot Pamela Nimmo in the WISPA World Tour event in
After losing the first two games, the 26-year-old from France was forced
to stop after three points of the third game and concede the match to her
Edinburgh-based Nimmo now goes on to meet fellow Briton Linda Elriani, the
top seed from England who despatched qualifier Dominique Lloyd-Walter,
also from England, 9-4 9-1 9-0. The British champion is seeking her third
successive Greenwich Open title.
High winds in Connecticut brought down power lines to the Field Club where
the championship was being staged. Players and official were hurriedly
relocated to the Greenwich Country Club where the remainder of the event
will now be played.