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02/02/2020
U23 British Open 2020

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  •  PRINCE U23 British Open at Roehampton Club, London, England
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U23 British Open 2020
25-26 Jan
London, England

Men's Results

Final:
[1] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [2] Ben Smith (ENG) 11-3, 15-13, 11-9 (37m)

Third place play-off:
[3/4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Noah Meredith (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 11-6

Semi-finals:
[1] Abhay Singh (IND) bt [3/4] Perry Malik (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Ben Smith (ENG) bt Noah Meredith (ENG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-5

Quarter-finals:
[1] Abhay Singh (IND) bt Hassan Khalil (ENG) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8
[3/4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Ben Sockett (ENG) 11-4, 11-4, 5-11, 8-11, 11-3
Noah Meredith (ENG) bt [3/4] Jordan Warne (ENG) 4-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6
[2] Ben Smith (ENG) bt Jack Mitterer (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-8

1st round:
[1] Abhay Singh (IND) bye
Hassan Khalil (ENG) bt Jack Webster (ENG) 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4
Ben Sockett (ENG) bt [5/8] Alisdair Shapcott (ENG) 11-2, 11-8, 10-12, 7-11, 11-7
[3/4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Muhammed Azhan Khan (ENG) 11-9, 11-4, 11-5
[3/4] Jordan Warne (ENG) bt Abdul Muqaddam Khan (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
Noah Meredith (ENG) bt [5/8] Aaron Allpress (ENG) 11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 13-15, 11-9
Jack Mitterer (ENG) bt [5/8] Nathan Mead (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
[2] Ben Smith (ENG) bt Matthew Gregory (ENG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
 


Women's Results

Final:
[2] Katie Malliff (ENG) bt [3/4] Kiera Marshall (ENG) 11-7, 20-18, 11-7 (37m)

Semi-finals:
[3/4] Kiera Marshall (ENG) bt [5/8] Asia Harris (ENG) w/o
[2] Katie Malliff (ENG) bt [5/8] Sophie O'Rourke (IRL) 11-3, 11-7, 12-10

Quarter-finals:
[5/8] Asia Harris (ENG) bt [1] Kace Bartley (ENG) w/o
[3/4] Kiera Marshall (ENG) bt Lucy Green (ENG) 11-4, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9
[5/8] Sophie O'Rourke (IRL) bt [3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) 11-6, 4-11, 10-12, 11-6, 13-11
[2] Katie Malliff (ENG) bt [5/8] Jasmin Kalar (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-3

1st round:
[1] Kace Bartley (ENG) bye
[5/8] Asia Harris (ENG) bt Katie Cox (ENG) 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5
Lucy Green (ENG) bt [5/8] Tayla Mounter (ENG) 11-9, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-2
[3/4] Kiera Marshall (ENG) bye
[3/4] Torrie Malik (ENG) bye
[5/8] Sophie O'Rourke (IRL) bt Phoebe Colman (ENG) 11-5, 11-1, 11-2
[5/8] Jasmin Kalar (ENG) bt Brieanna Burki (ENG) 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9
[2] Katie Malliff (ENG) bye
 

REPORTS

DAY TWO
Final – Women's
Katie Malliff
bt Kiera Marshall 3-0. 11/7, 20/18, 11/7 (37mins)

Katie got off to a fast start in the first opening up a 7/3 lead as Kiera took her time to find her length. Although Kiera started to use her deceptive backhand volley more Katie kept the pressure on to win the first game 11/7.

The second was a battle of physical and mental skill as the game saw points exchanged back and forth. Kiera went 10/7 up but failed to convert her first 3 game ball points as Katies court coverage as deft drops kept her in the game. At 10 all both players had chances to take the game yet 4 more games balls were missed by Kiera as Katie eventually won 20/18 in a tough second game.

The third Katie again got off to a fast start with a 5/2 lead and although Kiera was now playing some lovely squash she could not string together a run of 2 or more points. Perhaps the effects of the 2nd game had taken their toll as both players gave everything with a few more errors now creeping in. Katie managed to stay focused winning 11/7 and with it the Women’s Prince U23 British Open title.

Final – Men’s
Abhay Singh
bt Ben Smith 3/0. 11/3, 15/13, 11/9.(37mins)
The score line in the first game does not reflect on either how well both players were playing or the effort put in. With fine margins costing Ben on numerous occasions as he clipped the top of the tin from a winning position. These
Mistakes were too many in the first and Abhay’s relentless pressure proved too strong winning 11/3.

Second game was a complete change from the 1st, Ben increased the pace of his hitting with greater effect and at 7/7 Abhay managed to force errors to go 10/8 up. Ben then started to use his attacking volley wisely to get back to 10/10. Some world class squash over the next points mixed with some clumsy movement from both saw Abhay take the game 15/13.

The third game looked like a repeat of the women’s final before with the lose of the tough second game hurting Ben more. Abhay opened up a 4/2 then 8/5 lead but Ben never gave up. Some great court coverage and once again great use of his attacking volley saw Ben close to 9/10. Abhay stayed strong and won the game 11/9 and took the Men’s Prince U23 British Open title.

The players thanked hosts Roehampton Club and sponsors Prince for putting on the event.
 
DAY ONE
Results from Day 1 of the PRINCE U23 British Open at Roehampton Club.

Last 16 – Women's
Lucy Green bt Taylor Mounter 3-2. 11/9, 4/11, 6/11, 11/8, 11/2.
Asia Harris bt Katie Cox 3-2. 11/8, 9/11, 11/6, 6/11, 11/5.
Sophie O’Rourke bt Phoebe Colman 3-0. 11/5, 11/1, 11/2.
Jasmin Kalar bt Brieanna Burki 3-2. 13/11, 8/11, 11/8, 10/12, 11/9.

Quarter-finals – Women’s
Asia Harris bt Kace Bartley – walkover
Kiera Marshall bt Lucy Green 3-1. 11/4, 9/11, 14/12, 11/9
Sophie O’Rourke bt Torrie Malik 3-2. 11/6, 4/11, 10/12, 11/6, 13/11.
Katie Maliff bt Jasmin Kalar 11/9, 11/7, 11/3.

Last 16 – Men’s
Ben Sockett bt Alisdair Shapcott 3-2. 11/2, 11/8, 10/12, 7/11, 11/7.
Hassan Khalil bt Jack Webster 3-1. 11/6, 10/12, 11/6, 11/4.
Perry Malik bt Muhammad Azhan Khan 3-0. 11/9, 11/4, 11/5.
Noah Meredith bt Aaron Allpress 3-2. 11/5, 7/11, 11/6, 13/15, 11/9.
Jordan Warne bt Abdul Muqaddam Khan 3-0. 11/6, 11/8, 11/5.
Ben Smith bt Matt Gregory 3-0. 11/3, 11/8, 11/7.
Jack Mitterer bt Nathan Mead 3-0. 11/7, 11/8, 11/9.

Quarter-finals – Men’s
Abhay Singh bt Hassan Khalil 3-0. 11/7, 11/9, 11/8.
Perry Malik bt Ben Sockett 3-2. 11/4, 11/4, 5/11, 8/11, 11/3.
Noah Meredith bt Jordan Warne 3-2. 4/11, 12/10, 10/12, 11/7, 11/6.
Ben Smith bt Jack Mitterer 3-0. 11/6, 11/9, 11/8

Plate:

Women’s
Katie Cox bt Brieanna Burki 3-0. 11/7, 11/9, 11/3.

Men’s
Jack Webster bt Muhammad Khan 3-0. 11/8, 11/4, 11/8.
Alisdair Shapcott bt Abdual Khan 3-0. 11/7, 11/6, 13/11.
Nathan Mead bt Matt Gregory 11/5, 11/7, 11/4
Day 1 of the PRINCE U23 British Open at Roehampton Club.

Lots of closely fought battles throughout the days play in both draws.
Abhay Singh was forced to work extremely hard for a 3-0 victory over Hassan Khalil, who at 16 years young, impressed the watching crowd.

Sophie O’Rourke dug deep in a close match against Torrie Malik winning 13/11 in the 5th, while Torrie’s brother, Perry, in the Men’s ¼ draw let s 2-0 lead slip against Ben Sockett but recovered his focus and accuracy to win 3-2.

 

 

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