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Carol Weymuller Open 2023

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Carol Weymuller Open 2023
Women's Draw
11 - 15 Jan
New York, USA, $51,250k

ROUND TWO
12 Jan
QUARTERS
13 Jan
SEMIS
14 Jan
FINAL
15 Jan

[1] Olivia Fiechter (USA)
11-4, 11-4, 14-12 (28m)
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY)

Olivia Fiechter
11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 (36m)
Aifa Azman
Olivia Fiechter
11-6, 12-10, 11-6 (29m)
Yathreb Adel
Olivia Fiechter
11-7, 12-10, 12-10 (40m)
Georgina Kennedy
[9/16] Aifa Azman (MAS)
11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 (57m)
[8] Lucy Turmel (ENG)
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY)
11-8, 11-4, 11-9 (26m)
[5] Emily Whitlock (WAL)
Yathreb Adel
11-8, 12-10, 11-2 (30m)
Salma Hany
[3] Salma Hany (EGY)
11-9, 11-8, 11-1 (31m)
[9/16] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY)
[9/16] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)
9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (39m)
[4] Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
 Satomi Watanabe
9-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 12-10 (64m)
Hana Moataz
 Satomi Watanabe
11-8, 11-7, 13-11 (35m)
Georgina Kennedy
[9/16] Hana Moataz (EGY)
11-8, 11-13, 11-6, 11-8 (39m)
[7] Joshna Chinappa (IND)
Salma Eltayeb (EGY)
5-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 (45m)
[6] Mariam Metwally (EGY)
Salma Eltayeb
11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (22m)
Georgina Kennedy
Nardine Garas (EGY)
11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)
[2] Georgina Kennedy (ENG)

ROUND ONE

[1] Olivia Fiechter (USA) bye
[9/16] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 11-8, 11-2, 3-11, 5-11, 11-8 (49m)
[9/16] Aifa Azman (MAS) bt Saskia Beinhard (GER) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2 (22m)
[8] Lucy Turmel (ENG) bye
[5] Emily Whitlock (WAL) bye
[9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt Nadia Pfister (SUI) 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (16m)
[9/16] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt Jana Shiha (EGY) 11-9, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7 (36m)
[3] Salma Hany (EGY) bye
[4] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bye
[9/16] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt Kenzy Ayman (EGY) 12-10, 11-6, 11-3 (22m)
[9/16] Hana Moataz (EGY) bt Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (19m)
[7] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bye
[6] Mariam Metwally (EGY) bye
Salma Eltayeb (EGY) bt [9/16] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (19m)
Nardine Garas (EGY) bt [9/16] Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 (47m)
[2] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bye

HISTORY

2023 2022 2021
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2020 2019
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2018 2017 2016

REPORTS

Final

Kennedy Downs Fiechter To Win Carol Weymuller Open Crown

Georgina Kennedy

Englandís Georgina Kennedy secured her first PSA World Tour win in twelve months, as she downed Olivia Fiechter to win the Carol Weymuller Open.

The PSA World Tour Bronze level competition was Kennedyís first appearance on the Tour after a couple of months out through injury. In that time, the Englishwoman missed out on featuring for her nation at the WSF Womenís World Team Championships in Cairo.

The World No.14 came into the tournament as the No.2 seed, and she took on top seed Olivia Fiechter, the World No.10, in the final at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn on Sunday evening. It was their third meeting on Tour, with the Englishwoman having won the previous two, both on American soil in the early part of last year.

This final went the same way, with Kennedy starting strongly, and taking the opening game 11-7. The Englishwoman, who seemed to be back to her best, then was able to scrape a close second game 12-10, to double her advantage in the contest.

Buoyed by the home crowd, Fiechter tried to fight back in the third, and it seemed like the match could go to a forth, just like their two previous encounters on Tour. However, Kennedy as able to take the victory in three, winning the third 12-10, as well, to secure a second PSA World Tour title.
Semi Finals

Fiechter and Kennedy Into Carol Weymuller Open Final

Georgina Kennedy in action

Englandís Georgina Kennedy and home favourite Olivia Fiechter will meet in the final of the Carol Weymuller Open on Sunday afternoon.

Fiechter, the World No.10, came up against Egyptís Yathreb Adel, who was in a strong run of form. The Egyptian had defeated World No.13 Salma Hany in straight games in the last eight of the competition, but the American was in control throughout their semi-final contest.

The American, who is aiming for a first PSA World Tour title this week, took the opening game of their clash 11-6, before then managing to come through a second game tie-break 12-10. The third also finished 11-6 to the World No.10, as she booked her spot in a second World Tour final, following her defeat to Nele Gilis in Kuala Lumpur in November.

In the other semi-final, Englandís Georgina Kennedy got the better of Japanese No.1 Satomi Watanabe to make it through to her first final in twelve months, following her victory at the Cleveland Classic in January 2022.

The Englishwoman, who is also featuring for the first time on Tour in a couple of months after recovering from injuries, won the first two games in tight fashion to hold a commanding lead. The third went to a tie-break, but Kennedy was able to clinch it 13-11, to secure a straight games victory, and to move through to the final.

The final of the Carol Weymuller Open will see World No.10 Olivia Fiechter and Englandís Georgina Kennedy battle it out for the PSA World Tour Bronze level title in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon.
Quarter Finals

Adel Keeps Knockout Run Going At Carol Weymuller Open

Yathreb Adel

Egyptís Yathreb Adel secured another upset win on Friday evening in Brooklyn, as she got the better of World No.13 Salma Hany in straight games.

Adel, who has been as high as Hanyís current World Ranking in the past, showed her class throughout the contest, and also doubled down on her win over her compatriot at the Everbright Securities International Hong Kong Squash Open just six weeks earlier.

The first two games were very tight, with the second going to a tie-break. Adel was able to come through it, winning it 12-10 to double her advantage in the contest. From there, the third was a procession, with Hany only able to muster two points, as the No.3 seed bowed out of the competition.

Adel will now face the tournamentís top seed, Olivia Fiechter, in Saturdayís semi-finals, after the home favourite and World No.10 defeated Malaysiaís Aifa Azman. Fiechter was in fine form in the early exchanges, taking a quick two-game lead. The Malaysian, who won her home open as a wildcard in 2021, fought back to win the third, but Fiechter regrouped, taking the fourth 11-7 to advance to the semis.

In the bottom half of the draw, No.2 seed Georgina Kennedy continued her return from injury in fine form. She dropped just eight points in a convincing 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 victory over Egyptís Salma Eltayeb to make it into the last four.

The Englishwoman, who missed out on the Womenís World Team Championships through injury, will now take on Japanese No.1 Satomi Watanabe. The World No.32 came from two games down to defeat Egyptís Hana Moataz 12-10 in the fifth, getting revenge for her loss in the Richmond Open final nine months ago.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected PSA Tour Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 2

Several Seeds Fall On Second Day At Carol Weymuller Open

Satomi Watanabe
Satomi Watanabe

The second day of the Carol Weymuller Open was a surprising one, with only the top three seeds advancing to the quarter finals of the PSA World Tour Bronze level competition.

Japanís Satomi Watanabe and Egyptís Hana Moataz will face off in the last eight for a place in Saturdayís semi-finals, after both women knocked out higher-ranked and seeded opposition.

Watanabe, who currently sits at a career-high of World No.32, came up against home hope and No.4 seed Sabrina Sobhy on Thursday evening. It was the American who took the early lead, winning the opening game 11-9, but from there, the Japanese No.1 was in control. Watanabe eventually ran out a 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 winner to book her place in the last eight.

She will now face another unseeded player, in Egyptís Hana Moataz. The Egyptian got the better of former World No.10 and the tournamentís No.7 seed, Joshna Chinappa. After the Indian No.1 secured the second game on a tie-break to level the match, Moataz was able to find another gear, and she went on to win both the third and fourth games to secure a 3-1 victory.

Moataz is joined in the last eight by two more Egyptians who took out seeded players. Yathreb Adel downed No.5 seed Emily Whitlock in straight games, showing the ability that took her to World No.13 in 2020. Meanwhile, Salma Eltayeb overcame No.6 seed Mariam Metwally in a five-game battle, fighting back from two games down to beat her compatriot after a 45-minute contest.

Malaysiaís Aifa Azman also came through against seeded opposition in a five-game contest. She downed Englandís Lucy Turmel, after seeing the No.8 seed fight back from behind on two occasions. However, Azman was able to claim the decider to secure the victory.

She will now face top seed Olivia Fiechter in the quarter finals, while Englandís Georgina Kennedy and Englandís Salma Hany, the other members of the top three seeds, also both won in straight games to make it through to the last eight of the tournament.

The Carol Weymuller Open will continue with the quarter finals on Friday, January 13. The last eight players will do battle for places in the semi-finals, and you can watch all the action on the clubís YouTube channel here. You can also keep up to date with live scores
Round 1

Garas and Eltayeb Cause Upsets On Opening Day

Nardine Garas (right) and Salma Eltayeb (left) prior to their first round match at the Carol Weymuller Open
Nardine Garas (right) and Salma Eltayeb (left)

The opening day of the Carol Weymuller Open threw up a couple of surprises as Egyptís Salma Eltayeb and Nardine Garas both downed higher-ranked opposition to move into the second round at the Heights Casino, Brooklyn.

Garas took on compatriot Nour Aboulmakarim on the opening day, and the match looked like it would go the way of the higher seed, as Aboulmakarim took a two game lead. She won both of the opening two games by an 11-9 scoreline to sit in a commanding position.

However, the World No.64 was able to fight back, winning the third game 11-8. She then continued her fight back, and despite being more than 20 places below her compatriot in the World Rankings, the match was pushed into a deciding game. There, it was Garas who took the victory, winning the fifth 11-8 to book her second round spot. She will now face No.2 seed Georgina Kennedy for a place in the quarter finals.

ďI was very nervous because sheís older and is a higher seed. I play with Nour a lot in Egypt and this is actually the first time I have beaten her! Itís one of my biggest wins in my career!Ē Garas said after the victory.

The other surprise result on the opening day in Brooklyn saw another Egyptian, in Salma Eltayeb, get the better of Canadaís Nicole Bunyan. The World No.63 overcame the Canadian in straight games, needing less than 20 minutes to get the job done in an 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 victory. Eltayeb will now take on compatriot Mariam Metwally in the last 16.

Elsewhere, Zeina Mickawy, Yathreb Adel, Fayrouz Aboelkheir and Hana Moataz made it six Egyptian victories on the opening day in Brooklyn. The other two winners were Malaysiaís Aifa Azman and Japanís Satomi Watanabe.

Mickawy will now take on top seed Olivia Fiechter, the World No.10, in the second round on Thursday evening. Egyptís Salma Hany and American Sabrina Sobhy will also be looking to start strongly, when they do battle with Aboelkheir and Watanabe, respectively.

The second round of the PSA World Tour Bronze level competition will see the eight seeded players come into the draw. All the action will be streamed live on the Heights Casinoís YouTube channel here. You can also keep up to date with live scores from the tournament here.
Preview

Home Favourite Fiechter To Lead Carol Weymuller Open Draw

Olivia Fiechter in action
Olivia Fiechter

World No.10 Olivia Fiechter will be the top seed at the 2023 Carol Weymuller Open when the PSA World Tour Bronze level tournament takes place from January 11-15 at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, United States.

Fiechter, the US No.2, made it to the final of the Malaysian Open Squash Championships in November, and she will be aiming to go one better in Brooklyn as the top seed, for what would be the biggest title of her career.

The American will receive an opening round bye, before then taking on either Englandís Millie Tomlinson or Egyptís Zeina Mickawy in the last 16. Possible meetings with Englandís No.8 seed Lucy Turmel and Egyptís World No.14 Salma Hany would come prior to the final, if she was to go that far into the tournament.

Englandís Georgina Kennedy, the World No.12, will be the No.2 seed for the competition, and is seeded to face off against Fiechter in the final in Brooklyn. If the Englishwoman is to get that far in her first appearance on tour since the MARIGOLD Singapore Squash Open, then she will have to get the better of the woman who beat her at the OCBC Arena that week Ė Sabrina Sobhy.

First, though, Kennedy will take on either Scotlandís Georgia Adderley or Egyptís Nour Aboulmakarim in the second round, before a possible meeting with No.6 seed Mariam Metwally. USAís Sobhy, the World No.15. would be her semi-final opponent in Brooklyn if all goes to seeding.

Indiaís Joshna Chinappa will make her return to action after more than seven months out. The former World No.10 made her last appearance on tour at Mayís CIB PSA World Championships in Cairo. She will be the No.7 seed for the event and will face either Egyptís Hana Moataz or Latviaís Ineta Mackevica in the second round.

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

HISTORY

2023 2022 2021
Not held
2020 2019
Not held
2018 2017 2016

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