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St George's Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open 2022

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$12,000 Men's St George's Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open 2022, St George's Hill LTC, Weybridge, England
PSA Challenger Tour 10
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St George's Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open 2022
Men's Draw
23 - 26 Nov
Weybridge, England, $12k

ROUND one
23 Nov
QUARTERS
24 Nov
SEMIS
25 Nov
FINAL
26 Nov

[1] James Willstrop (ENG)
11-4, 11-3, 11-8 (30m)
Viktor Byrtus (CZE)

James Willstrop
12-10, 11-9, 2-11, 11-7 (55m)
Emyr Evans
James Willstrop
9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
Miles Jenkins

 
Miles Jenkins
15-13, 9-11, 11-9,
11-4 (65m)
Sam Todd
[7] Emyr Evans (WAL)
11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4 (45m)
Temwa Chileshe (NZL)
Owain Taylor (WAL)
8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 17-15 (70m)
[6] Simon Herbert (ENG)
Owain Taylor
8-5 ret.
Miles Jenkins
Miles Jenkins (ENG)
8-11, 13-11, 11-4, 12-14, 11-9 (75m)
[4] Abhay Singh (IND)
[3] Joe Lee (ENG)
11-2, 11-1, 11-0 (28m)
[WC] Paul Broadberry (ENG)
Joe Lee
7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (45m)
Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman
11-9, 11-2, 16-14 (60m)
Sam Todd
 
[5] Ben Coleman (ENG)
11-6, 11-9, 11-9 (40m)
Edwin Clain (FRA)
Ben Smith (ENG)
2-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (60m)
[8] Robert Downer (ENG)
Ben Smith
7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (49m)
Sam Todd
James Peach (ENG)
11-4, 11-6, 12-14, 11-3 (47m)
[2] Sam Todd (ENG)
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Todd Claims Third Win Of 2022

Sam Todd

Englandís Sam Todd continued his stellar year, by becoming the latest three-time winner on Tour in 2022, after his victory at the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open.

The 19-year-old came into the Challenger 10 level competition as the No.2 seed, and he started his campaign in Weybridge against compatriot James Peach. He won out in four games, only losing the third on a tie-break, to get his week underway.

Todd, who had already won the EM Noll Classic and the Concourse Athletic Club Open in 2022, then downed good friend Ben Smith in the last eight, coming from a game down to move through to the semi-finals. There, he defeated No.5 seed Ben Coleman in a 60-minute straight games victory.

He came up against Miles Jenkins, the club professional and tournament director, in the final. Their last meeting came in a final, where Todd won the Aston and Fincher Sutton Coldfield International, and he did the same this time in Weybridge.

The opening game was a lengthy one, with the Yorkshireman coming out on top 15-13 to hold the advantage in the match. However, Jenkins fought back to win the second game 11-9, but saw the 19-year-old win the third with a reversal of that scoreline. The fourth was easier for the No.2 seed, as Todd took 11-4 to claim the victory, his third of the year on Tour.
 
Quarter Finals

All-English Semi-Finals Set

Joe Lee and Ben Coleman in action in the quarters in Weybridge
Joe Lee and Ben Coleman

The semi-finals of the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open will be an all-English affair, as four home favourites made it into the semis on Thursday evening.

Top seed and former World No.1 James Willstrop took on one of the two non-Englishmen in the quarter finals, and he got the better of Welshman Emyr Evans in four games. Willstrop won the first on a tie-break 12-10, before also sneaking the second 11-9. Evans fought back to take the third game, but the Englishman got over the line in four games. He will now take on compatriot Miles Jenkins in the semis, after Welshman Owain Taylor retired injured in the opening game of their last eight contest.

No.2 seed Sam Todd and No.5 seed Ben Coleman will do battle in the other semi-final on Friday evening in Weybridge. Todd downed compatriot Ben Smith, while Coleman got the better of No.3 seed Joe Lee. Both won after going behind early on, coming back from a game down to win in four games.

The last four at the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open will go head-to-head on Friday, November 25, and all of the action will be streamed live on the clubís YouTube channel.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 1

Taylor, Jenkins and Smith Down Seeds

Miles Jenkins on court in Weybridge with Abhay Singh
Miles Jenkins (fore) on court in Weybridge with Abhay Singh

The opening day of the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open was a surprising one, with Miles Jenkins, Owain Taylor and Ben Smith all downing seeds in five-game wins.

Jenkins, who is also the tournament promoter, came up against No.4 seed Abhay Singh in his opening round match. The Indian had come straight from Jodhpur, having won a Challenger 10 level competition there on Monday, and he could have been excused for being tired.

However, after losing a tight first game, Singh then won the second on a tie-break 13-11, before winning the third 11-4 to hold the advantage in the match. Jenkins, though, was able to come through a tight fourth game 14-12, before going on to win the fifth as well to claim the victory in the contest.

He will now face Welshman Owain Taylor in the quarter finals, guaranteeing an unseeded player in the last four. Taylor found himself two games down to Englandís Simon Herbert, the No.6 seed, but fought back magnificently to win in five. Both the fourth and fifth games went to tie-breaks, with the Welshman winning the deciding game 17-15, one where both men had their chances.

Englandís Ben Smith also had to come from two games down to take a first round win, in his match with compatriot Robert Downer. The No.8 seed went two games to the good after winning the second 12-10, but from there, Smith was able to win both the third and fourth 11-9, before a more comfortable deciding game put him through to the last eight.

Elsewhere, former World No.1 James Willstrop safely made his way into the second round, and will be joined by compatriots Sam Todd, Joe Lee and Ben Coleman, while Willstrop will take on Welshman Emyr Evans in the quarter finals.

The quarter finals of the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open will take place on Thursday, November 24, with the last eight doing battle for semi-final places in Weybridge.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Preview

Weybridge, England is the home of the St Georgeís Hill Lawn Tennis Club Open, which will begin on Wednesday, November 23.

The Challenger 10 level menís tournament will feature a 16-strong draw, led by former World No.1 James Willstrop. He will be joined by fellow Yorkshireman Sam Todd, and compatriot Joe Lee in the top four seeds. Abhay Singh, who claimed the 4th HCL SRFI Indian Tour Ė Jodhpur Leg title on Monday afternoon, will be the No.4 seed.

Four more Brits will be among the eight seeds for the Challenger 10 level event. Welshman Emyr Evans will join the English trio of Simon Herbert, Ben Coleman and Robert Downer in that seeding bracket.

The Czech Republicís Viktor Byrtus, New Zealandís Temwa Chileshe and Frenchman Edwin Clain make up the rest of the international contingent info the event, with Englandís Paul Broadberry being the tournamentís wildcard.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Challenger Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 

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