Bright Lights Open 2004
20-23 May, Las Vegas, USA, $19k 

23-May, Final:
Tranfield Doubles up
in Las Vegas ...

Jenny Tranfield collected her second WISPA title in a week when she beat compatriot Jenny Duncalf 9/5, 9/0, 0/9, 9/4 in the 53-minute final at the Club Sport Green Valley in Nevada, the tenth, and biggest, WISPA title of her career.

Just a week ago, the 29-year-old world No17 from Milton Keynes upset three higher-ranked players en-route to winning the Squashworks Open trophy in Salt Lake City.

Tranfield's Las Vegas success also featured three upsets, including wins over world No12 Duncalf, Egypt's world No10 Omneya Abdel Kawy and a semi-final victory over world No14 Shelley Kitchen - which avenged the straight games loss to the New Zealander two weeks ago in the Hyder Open in New York.

Yorkshire-born Tranfield has enjoyed an illustrious squash career which includes British National Junior titles at U14 and U16, British Junior Open titles at U16 and U19, and the World Universities title in her second appearance in the final. She also boasts a formidable WISPA record, having only lost in two of her 12 final appearances since her first in March 1997.

22-May: Two Jennies in Bright Lights Final
21-May: Kitchen spoils English party
20-May: Seeds tested in first round

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Bright Lights Open 2004
1st Round
Thu 20th
Fri 21st
Sat 22nd
Sun 23rd
[1] Rebecca Macree (Eng)
9/0, 9/6, 5/9, 9/5
[Q] Tamsyn Leevey (Nzl)
Rebecca Macree
9/1, 10/9, 9/5
Stephanie Brind
Rebecca Macree

9/3, 3/9, 6/9,
9/5, 9/4

Jenny Duncalf
Jenny Duncalf

9/5, 9/0, 0/9, 9/4

Jenny Tranfield

[6] Stephanie Brind (Eng)
9/1, 9/7, 9/4
Engy Kheirallah (Egy)
[4] Jenny Duncalf (Eng)
9/4, 6/9, 9/0, 9/3
[Q] Vicky Lankester (Eng)
Jenny Duncalf
4/9, 9/7, 5/9, 9/5, 9/3
Madeline Perry
[7] Madeline Perry (Irl)
9/6, 9/2, 9/4
[Q] Melissa Martin (Aus)
Tania Bailey (Eng)
9/6, 9/4, 10/8
[5] Shelley Kitchen (Nzl)
Shelley Kitchen
8/10, 9/4, 9/2, 9/1
Vicky Botwright
Shelley Kitchen

9/3, 9/4, 6/9, 9/4

Jenny Tranfield
[Q] Tegwen Malik (Wal)
5/9, 7/9, 9/3, 9/7, 10/8
[3] Vicky Botwright (Eng)
Sharon Wee (Mas)
9/1, 9/2, 9/1
[8] Jenny Tranfield (Eng)
Jenny Tranfield
9/0, 9/3, 9/2
Omneya Abdel Kawy
Alison Waters (Eng)
9/3, 2/9, 6/9, 9/6, 9/7
[2] Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egy)


Qualifying Finals (Wed 19th):
Tegwen Malik (Wal)  bt Melanie Jans (Can)  9/2, 9/5, 10/8
Melissa Martin (Aus) bt Tara Mullins (Aus)  9/3, 9/0, 9/4
Vicky Lankester (Eng) bt Katie Patrick (Can)  9/3, 9/5, 9/6
Tamsyn Leevey (Nzl) bt Alana Miller (Can)  9/1, 4/9, 9/3, 9/7

First Round:
Melanie Jans (Can) bt Alejandra Mendoza Mercado (Mex)  9/2, 9/0, 9/2
Tara Mullins (Aus) bt Shabana Khan (Usa)  9/2, 9/3, 1/9, 2/9, 9/4
Katie Patrick (Can) bt Lily Lorentzen (Usa)  9/6, 9/0, 9/3

22-May, Semi-finals:
Jenny take Two in
Bright Lights Final

Jenny Duncalf and Jenny Tranfield will meet in a surprise all-English final of the 'Bright Lights' Open after pulling off notable upsets in the semi-finals at the Club Sport Green Valley in Nevada.

Duncalf, the 21-year-old fourth seed from Harrogate in Yorkshire, was 1/2 down to top seed and compatriot Rebecca Macree - but maintained her focus and powered to a 9-3 3-9 6-9 9-5 9-4 victory over the world No9 to reach only the second WISPA World Tour final of her short career.

Tranfield, the more experienced eighth seed, was in devastating form in her battle against fifth-seeded New Zealander Shelley Kitchen. Only days after winning the Squashworks Open title against the odds in Salt Lake City, Tranfield claimed her second successive upset in Las Vegas to sink Kitchen 9-3 9-4 6-9 9-4 in a 90-minute marathon.

The 29-year-old world No17 from Milton Keynes is celebrating her 12th appearance in a WISPA final.

Shelley Kitchen in Las Vegas ...21-May, Quarter-finals:
Kitchen spoils English party
It was almost an English clean sweep in the quarter-finals of the Bright Lights Open in Las Vegas, but Shelley Kitchen had other ideas.

Top seed Rebecca Macree won her all-English clash with Stephanie Brind 3-0, and will face Jenny Duncalf in the semi-finals after Duncalf, the fourth seed, recovered from 2-1 down to beat Ireland's Madeline Perry.

England's third semi-final representative is Jenny Tranfield, the eighth seed who defeated Egypt's second-seeded Omneya Abdel Kay for the loss of just five points.

But the prospect of all-English semi-finals faded as New Zealand's Shelley Kitchen beat third seed Vicky Botwright 3-1 to set up a meeting with Tranfield.

20-May, First Round:
Seeds tested in Las Vegas

The top four seeds survived the first round of the 'Bright Lights' Las Vegas Open - but all were tested by lower-ranked opposition on the opening day of this popular event on the WISPA World Tour in Nevada, USA, now in its eighth year.

England's unseeded Alison Waters led 2/1 against second seed Omneya Abdel Kawy, but the 18-year-old Egyptian, ranked ten in the world, fought back to win 9-3 2-9 6-9 9-6 9-7 to take her anticipated place in the quarter-finals.

Welsh qualifier Tegwen Malik forged a 2/0 lead over fellow Briton Vicky Botwright, but the third seed from England maintained her focus to come through 5-9 7-9 9-3 9-7 10-8.

England's Rebecca Macree is seeded to win the title for the first time. The world No9 from London needed four games to overcome New Zealand qualifier Tamsyn Leevey 9-0 9-6 5-9 9-5, and now faces compatriot Stephanie Brind after the sixth seed beat Egypt's Engy Kheirallah 9-1 9-7 9-4.

English Arrive in force in LA
The Las Vegas Bright Lights Open features a strong English contingent for 2004, with top seed Rebecca Macree joined in the main draw by seven compatriots.

Qualifying finals saw Tegwen Malik, Tamsyn Leevey, Melissa Martin and Vicky Lankester claim places in the main draw.

Bright Lights Open Hall of Fame
1997  Sarah Fitz-Gerald bt Liz Irving   9/3, 9/1, 9/4
1998  Sarah Fitz-Gerald bt Stephanie Brind  9/0, 9/3, 9/3
1999  Leilani Joyce bt Linda Charman  10/8, 9/7, 9/0
2000  Cassie Campion bt Leilani Joyce  9/5, 9/5, 6/9, 1/9, 9/3
2001  Fiona Geaves bt Cassie Campion  5/9, 9/4, 9/6, 9/5
2002  Sarah Fitz-Gerald bt Vanessa Atkinson  9/4, 9/2, 9/0
2003  Cassie Jackman bt Linda Charman  9/1, 9/5, 10/9