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White Oaks Court Classic 2022

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$6,000 Men's White Oaks Court Classic 2022, Club at White Oaks, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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White Oaks Court Classic 2022
Men's Draw
11 - 15 Oct
Ontario, Canada, $6k

Final:
[1] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt [7] George Crowne (CAN) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (52m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt [3] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (42m)
[7] George Crowne (CAN) bt [8] Rowan Damming (NED) 11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (35m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt [6] Cory McCartney (CAN) 11-0, 11-3, 11-5 (26m)
[3] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) bt [5] Miled Zarazua (MEX) 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 (34m)
[8] Rowan Damming (NED) bt [4] Liam Marrison (CAN) 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 15-13 (59m)
[7] George Crowne (CAN) bt [2] Michael McCue (CAN) 7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (41m)

2nd round:
[1] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt [9/16] Santiago Orozco (COL) 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 (35m)
[6] Cory McCartney (CAN) bt Tyson Schille (CAN) 11-5, 11-8, 11-3 (28m)
[5] Miled Zarazua (MEX) bt [9/16] Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) 11-6, 11-3, 11-1 (23m)
[3] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) bt [9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (54m)
[4] Liam Marrison (CAN) bt [9/16] Rafi Khan (PAK) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2 (12m)
[8] Rowan Damming (NED) bt [9/16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) 9-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3 (64m)
[7] George Crowne (CAN) bt Mitchell Kahnert (CAN) 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 (35m)
[2] Michael McCue (CAN) bt [9/16] Jayden Shortt (CAN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 (27m)

1st round:
[1] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bye
[9/16] Santiago Orozco (COL) bt Jason Sano Herring (JPN) 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 11-5 (47m)
Tyson Schille (CAN) bt [9/16] Charles de la Riva (CAN) 11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-8 (35m)
[6] Cory McCartney (CAN) bye
[5] Miled Zarazua (MEX) bye
[9/16] Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) bt Ali Ud Din (PAK) 11-5, 5-1 ret. (18m)
[9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX) bye
[3] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) bye
[4] Liam Marrison (CAN) bye
[9/16] Rafi Khan (PAK) bt Arham Izhar (CAN) 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (39m)
[9/16] Elijah Thomas (NZL) bye
[8] Rowan Damming (NED) bye
[7] George Crowne (CAN) bye
Mitchell Kahnert (CAN) bt [9/16] Matthew Henderson (CAN) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 (23m)
[9/16] Jayden Shortt (CAN) bye
[2] Michael McCue (CAN) bye
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REPORTS

Sachvie Wins On Home Soil

Nick Sachvie with George Crowne at the presentation for the White Oaks Court Classic
Nick Sachvie (right) with George Crowne (middle) at the presentation for the White Oaks Court Classic

Canada’s Nick Sachvie has claimed the White Oaks Court Classic title, winning on home soil. He defeated compatriot George Crowne in the final to go one better than he did at this event last season.

The inaugural White Oaks Classic took place in April, with the Canadian losing out to the Czechia’s Daniel Mekbib in the final. Prior to the event, we had spoken with Sachvie, where he admitted that “it would mean a lot to win this event at home”, especially at this time of his career.

His week on home soil started with a bye through the opening round, before he then got the better of Colombia’s Santiago Orozco in the last 16. He got the better of the first fo three compatriots, in No.6 seed Cory McCartney, to make it through to the semi-finals.

Sachvie then took down No.3 seed Salah Eltorgman in straight games in the semi-finals, before coming up against Crowne in the final on Saturday evening. The pair had previously met once before, in the quarter finals of the Oxford Properties Canadian Senior Championships last year, with the 30-year-old winning that one 3-1.

He got the job done in a more convincing fashion in the final at the Club at White Oaks, winning in straight games. The first two games were tight though, with Sachvie claiming both by an 11-9 scoreline, but he went on to win the third 11-5 to come through the tournament without dropping a game. More importantly for Sachvie, to claim a victory on home soil on Tour.
 
Damming and Crowne Gatecrash Semis

George Crowne in action against Michael McCue in the quarters in St Catharines
George Crowne (fore)

The quarter finals of the White Oaks Court Classic threw up some surprises, as Canadian George Crowne and Dutchman Rowan Damming both took out higher-seeded players to gatecrash the last four in St Catharines.

Both matches in the bottom half of the draw went the way of the lower ranked player. Crowne took on No.2 seed Michael McCue in the quarter finals, and found himself behind after the opening game. However, the Canadian fought back to win in four games, showing his quality throughout the rest of the contest.

He will now take on Dutchman Rowan Damming, the No.8 seed, in the last four of the competition. The reigning World Junior Champion overcame the tournament’s No.4 seed, Liam Marrison, in his quarter final tie. The pair were level after two games, but Damming edged ahead with an 11-9 win in the third. The fourth then went to a tie-break, with the Dutchman eventually taking it 15-13 to book his place in the semis.

The other semi-final in St Catharines will see the Canadian duo of Nick Sachvie and Salah Eltorgman do battle on Friday evening. Sachvie, the top seed, downed compatriot Cory McCartney in straight games. Meanwhile, Eltorgman overcame Mexico’s Miled Zarazua to advance.

The White Oaks Court Classic continues on Friday, October 14 with the semi-finals. All the action will be streamed live on the PSA Challenger Tour YouTube channel. If you’re unable to watch, you can keep up to date with live scores here.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Schille and Kahnert Through On Home Soil

Tyson Schille in action against Charles De La Riva
Tyson Schille (blue)

The opening day of the White Oaks Court Classic was a good one for the home hopes. Canadians Tyson Schille and Mitchell Kanhart both made it through to the second round in St Catharines.

The Challenger 5 level competition got underway on Tuesday evening at The Club at White Oaks. Due to some late withdrawals, there were only five matches on the opening night.

There were still victories for two Canadians on Tuesday though, with the first seeing Tyson Schille take down compatriot Charles De La Riva. The World No.690, whose only previous appearance on Tour came at this event last season, took a tight first game 11-9. He then lost the second game to the higher-ranked De La Riva, but the young Canadian fought back to win in four.

Schille is joined in the last 16 by compatriot Mitchell Kanhart, who took victory an all-Canadian battle. He defeated Matthew Henderson in straight games, winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 in 23 minutes to advance to the second round, where he will face No.7 seed George Crowne.

Elsewhere on the opening day, there were wins for Colombia’s Santiago Orozco, Egyptian Mahmoud Abouelleil and Pakistan’s Rafi Khan. The Colombian will now face the tournament’s top seed, and home favourite, Nick Sachvie, in the second round on Wednesday evening.

The second round of the White Oaks Classic will see the seeded players make their bows in the competition. All of the action from the White Oaks Club in St Catharines will be streamed live on the PSA Challenger Tour YouTube channel. You can also keep up to date with live scores from the event here.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 

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