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Victorian Open 2022

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$6,000 Victorian Open 2022, Mulgrave Country Club, Melbourne, Australia,
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Victorian Open 2022
Men's Draw
13 - 17 Jul
Melbourne, Australia, $6k

Final:
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 (42m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [5] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) 10-12, 11-8, 11-2, 11-4 (45m)
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (33m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [9/16] Tomotaka Endo (JPN) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9 (42m)
[5] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bt [4] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9 (48m)
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [6] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 (45m)
[2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [9/16] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 13-11 (51m)

2nd round:
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt Andes Ling (HKG) 11-7, 6-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7 (55m)
[9/16] Tomotaka Endo (JPN) bt [8] Shady El Sherbiny (EGY) 11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9 (39m)
[5] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bt [9/16] James Lloyd (AUS) 11-7, 11-2, 11-4 (31m)
[4] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) bt Dylan Molinaro (AUS) 14-12, 12-10, 11-4 (54m)
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [9/16] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (33m)
[6] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bt [9/16] Laouenan LoaŽc (FRA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (33m)
[9/16] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) bt [7] Naoki Hayashi (JPN) 7-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (52m)
[2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [9/16] David Turner (AUS) 11-9, 11-9, 15-13 (40m)

1st round:
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bye
Andes Ling (HKG) bt [9/16] Damon MacMillan (AUS) 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 (37m)
[9/16] Tomotaka Endo (JPN) bt Aaron Liang (SGP) 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 (27m)
[8] Shady El Sherbiny (EGY) bye
[5] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) bye
[9/16] James Lloyd (AUS) bt Jamie Pattison (AUS) 11-7, 11-2, 11-5 (24m)
Dylan Molinaro (AUS) bt [9/16] Benjamin Ratcliffe (AUS) 11-8, 11-6, 12-10 (32m)
[4] Nicholas Calvert (AUS) bye
[3] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bye
[9/16] Lam Shing Fung (HKG) bt Cameron Darton (AUS) 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7 (37m)
[9/16] Laouenan LoaŽc (FRA) bt Moeen Ud Din (PAK) 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 (19m)
[6] Hafiz Zhafri (MAS) bye
[7] Naoki Hayashi (JPN) bye
[9/16] Ho Ka Hei (HKG) bt [WC] Javed Ali (AUS) 11-5, 11-7, 11-3 (21m)
[9/16] David Turner (AUS) bt [WC] Harvey Allan (AUS) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (23m)
[2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bye

Victorian Open 2022
Women's Draw
13 - 17 Jul
Melbourne, Australia, $6k

Final:
[2] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bt [5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9 (45m)

Semi-finals:
[5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt [4] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) 13-11, 12-10, 12-10 (46m)
[2] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bt [3] Toby Tse (HKG) 14-12, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5 (34m)

Quarter-finals:
[5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt [1] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-2 (25m)
[4] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) bt [8] Ellie Jones (ENG) 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 (19m)
[3] Toby Tse (HKG) bt [9/16] Lam Po Ying (HKG) 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-2 (28m)
[2] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bt [9/16] Yura Choe (KOR) 7-11, 11-3, 11-8, 12-14, 11-9 (49m)

2nd round:
[1] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) bt Jennifer Condie (AUS) 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (20m)
[5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt [9/16] Sophie Fadaely (AUS) 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5 (23m)
[8] Ellie Jones (ENG) bt [9/16] Seunghee Oh (KOR) 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 (21m)
[4] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) bt [9/16] Mingyeong Heo (KOR) 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8 (35m)
[3] Toby Tse (HKG) bt [9/16] Jihyun Lee (KOR) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (20m)
[9/16] Lam Po Ying (HKG) bt [7] Riffat Khan (PAK) 12-10, 11-1, 11-2 (19m)
[9/16] Yura Choe (KOR) bt [6] Aiman Shahbaz (PAK) 11-6, 11-3, 11-3 (13m)
[2] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bt [9/16] Maria-Rose Kalafatis (AUS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 (14m)

1st round:
[1] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) bye
Jennifer Condie (AUS) bt [9/16] Grace Pattison (AUS) 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 (20m)
[9/16] Sophie Fadaely (AUS) bye
[5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bye
[8] Ellie Jones (ENG) bye
[9/16] Seunghee Oh (KOR) bt Caitlin Purvis (AUS) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (13m)
[9/16] Mingyeong Heo (KOR) bye
[4] Wai Sze Wing (HKG) bye
[3] Toby Tse (HKG) bye
[9/16] Jihyun Lee (KOR) bt Carina Loi (AUS) 11-9, 11-1, 11-4 (25m)
[9/16] Lam Po Ying (HKG) bye
[7] Riffat Khan (PAK) bye
[6] Aiman Shahbaz (PAK) bye
[9/16] Yura Choe (KOR) bt Courtney Scholtz (AUS) 11-0, 11-4, 11-2 (13m)
[9/16] Maria-Rose Kalafatis (AUS) bye
[2] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) bye

REPORTS

Midorikawa Doubles Up, Hedrick Downs Both Chileshe Siblings

Neither of the top seeds were successful come the conclusion of the Victoria Open, with Japanís Akari Midorikawa and Australiaís Rex Hedrick eventually claiming the crowns at the Challenger 5 level competition at the Mulgrave Country Club in Melbourne.

Midorikawa came into the tournament as the No.2 seed, and having already won on Tour earlier this month at the City of Greater Bendigo International. The higher echelons of the draw in Victoria were much the same as they were for her win in Bendigo, and once again, it all fell into place for the Japanese player.

After receiving a bye through to the second round of the competition, the 16-year-old then defeated Australiaís Maria Kalafatis to get her campaign underway. Her biggest test then came in the quarter finals, as she had to go to five to overcome South Korean Yura Choe. She regrouped after losing a fourth game tie-break 14-12 to win the fifth to advance to the semis.

In the last four, the Japanese No.2 took on Hong Kongís Toby Tse, and she exacted revenge for her defeat in the semis in Shepparton seven days earlier. Midorikawa won 3-1 to advance to the final, where she took on Malaysiaís Yasshmita Jadiskumar. The pair were level through two games after opposite 11-9 scorelines, but from there, it was the 16-year-old that moved forward, winning the next two games to secure the victory, her third of the campaign.

In the menís event, former World No.48 Rex Hedrick rolled back the years to claim a second title of the season, coming through as the No.3 seed to down the top two seeds en route to the 18th Tour title of his career.

He also received a bye through the reopening dayís play in Melbourne thanks to being the No.3 seed, before starting his week with a comfortable win over Hong Kongís Lam Shing Fung. Straight games wins over Malaysiaís Hafiz Zhafri and No.2 seed Temwa Chileshe followed to see the Aussie advance to the final.

In the final on Sunday a Mulgrave Country Club, the 33-year-old, who now sits at World No.175, took on top seed Lwamba Chileshe, and dropped just twelve points en route to the win. He was successful in straight games, winning 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 to secure the title.
Jadishmukar Downs Top Seed Cardwell

There was a couple of surprises in the quarters of the Victoria Open on Friday, but none were bigger than Malaysiaís Yasshmita Jadishkumar taking out the womenís top seed Sarah Cardwell, and she did so comprehensively.

Jadishkumar, the 17-year-old Malaysia, took on Australiaís Cardwell, sitting 120 places below the home favourite in the World Rankings. However, an incredible performance saw the World No.200 take the victory in straight games, winning 11-8, 11-9, 11-2 to book her place in the semi-finals of the Challenger 5 level competition.

The young Malaysian will now face Hong Kongís No.4 seed Wai Sze Wing in the last four, while Japanís No.2 seed Akari Midorikawa and Hong Kongís Toby Tse, both of whom already have titles to their name this month, will go head-to-head in the other semi-final.

There was also a surprise in the menís event, with Malaysiaís Bryan Lim Tze Kang, the No.5 seed for the competition, beating Australiaís No.4 seed Nicholas Calvert in a four-game battle. Kang will now face top seed Lwamba Chileshe in the semis, while younger brother Temwa has the tough task of Australiaís Rex Hedrick, the former World No.48.

The semi-finals of the Victoria Open will take place on Saturday, July 16, and will see the last four remaining in both draws go head-to-head for places in the finals on Sunday.

 
Preview

Victoria Open

For the third week in succession, the Challenger Tour features an event on Australian soil. Following on from the City of Greater Bendigo International and the City of Greater Shepparton International will be the Victoria Open this week, which will feature both a menís and womenís Challenger 5 level tournament.

New Zealandís Lwamba Chileshe, who has three titles to his name already this season, will be the top seed in the menís event, with younger brother Temwa as the No.2 seed, as he aims to win for the first time on Tour. Australiaís Rex Hedrick, who has finished runner-up at the tournament in its last three editions, and Nicholas Calvert make up the rest of the top four seeds, with the likes of France, Hong Kong and Malaysia also represented in the draw.

For the third week in a row, Australiaís Sarah Cardwell and Japanís Akari Midorikawa will be the top two seeds. The Japanese No.2 won in Bendigo, while No.3 seed Toby Tse took the victory in Shepparton just a couple of days ago. She will be joined by compatriot Wai Sze Wing in the top four seeds.

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