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Berkhamsted Open 2023


$6,000 Linksap Berkhamsted Open 2023, Berkhamsted LT & SRC, Berkhamsted, England, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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Berkhamsted Open 2023
Men's Draw
06 - 09 Jul
Berkhamsted, England, $6k

[1] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [2] James Peach (ENG) 11-4, 13-11, 11-6 (44m)

[1] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [5] Perry Malik (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 (43m)
[2] James Peach (ENG) bt [3] Emyr Evans (WAL) 5-11, 12-10, 11-5, 4-11, 11-4 (67m)

[1] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [7] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 11-1, 14-12, 8-11, 12-10 (64m)
[5] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8 (61m)
[3] Emyr Evans (WAL) bt Miles Jenkins (ENG) 11-9, 11-9, 13-11 (18m)
[2] James Peach (ENG) bt [8] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (37m)

1st round:
[1] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt [WC] Hasnaat Farooqi (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (34m)
[7] Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt Stuart MacGregor (ENG) 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7 (52m)
[5] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Nilo Vidal (ESP) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 (22m)
Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [4] Finnlay Withington (ENG) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2 (28m)
[3] Emyr Evans (WAL) bt Noah Meredith (ENG) 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (56m)
Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt [6] Owain Taylor (WAL) 6-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-2 (46m)
[8] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) bt Will Salter (ENG) 11-4, 11-6, 6-11, 11-2 (41m)
[2] James Peach (ENG) bt Lewis Doughty (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 (28m)

Berkhamsted Open 2023
Women's Draw
06 - 09 Jul
Berkhamsted, England, $6k

[3] Saran Nghiem (ENG) bt [1] Torrie Malik (ENG) 13-11, 11-8, 11-8 (34m)

[1] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt [4] Nour Heikal (EGY) 11-6, 12-10, 5-11, 11-8 (38m)
[3] Saran Nghiem (ENG) bt [2] Alicia Mead (ENG) 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (28m)

[1] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt [5] Ali Loke (WAL) 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2 (42m)
[4] Nour Heikal (EGY) bt [7] Hana Ismail (EGY) 3-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10 (55m)
[3] Saran Nghiem (ENG) bt Emma Bartley (ENG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-8 (17m)
[2] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt Nika Urh (SLO) 11-0, 11-6, 11-6 (19m)

1st round:
[1] Torrie Malik (ENG) bt Amelie Haworth (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (25m)
[5] Ali Loke (WAL) bt Juliette Permentier (NED) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3 (18m)
[7] Hana Ismail (EGY) bt Isabel McCullough (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
[4] Nour Heikal (EGY) bt Katie Wells (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6 (30m)
[3] Saran Nghiem (ENG) bt Savannah Ingledew (RSA) 11-13, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (50m)
Emma Bartley (ENG) bt Natalie Main (SCO) 11-5, 11-2, 11-6 (14m)
Nika Urh (SLO) bt [6] Sofia Aveiro Pita (POR) 11-3, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4 (38m)
[2] Alicia Mead (ENG) bt Chloe Foster (WAL) 11-1, 11-5, 11-4 (15m)
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Coleman & Nghiem Capture Berkhamsted Linksap Open Titles

Two English winners were guaranteed in Hertfordshire at the Berkhamsted Linksap Open as top seeds Ben Coleman and Torrie Malik took on James Peach and Saran Nghiem in the Challenger 5 event finals.

The women’s final was a repeat of a round one clash in last year’s event in which Malik won in four games. The pair had met a total of four times on the PSA tour with both scoring two victories each. Nghiem is on break from studying at Harvard University and has obviously been keeping up with her training as she came out the blocks fast to run out to a 5-2 lead in game one. The Manchester born Nghiem earned two game balls at 10-8 and converted the game 13-11 to lead 1-0.

Nghiem established a two point lead again at 10-8 in the second game and needed just one chance to seal the game and take a massive 2-0 lead. The momentum carried on for the 19-year-old in the third game as she established a 4-1 lead and then moved quickly to 9-5. Malik started to mount a comeback and recovered to 8-9 but it wasn’t enough as Nghiem scored the next two points to claim the win in straight games and her third PSA title.

In the men’s final, Peach had won the only meeting between the two in November 2021 but Coleman entered the final in great form, only dropping one game on route to the final. The Essex man dominated the opening game, running out to a 9-2 lead and closing the game out 11-4 to draw first blood in the final.

Coleman continued to impress and squeeze errors out of Yorkshire’s Peach. The top seed earned three game balls at 10-7 but back came Peach. The No.2 seed won the next four points to earn a game ball for himself but was unable to convert as Coleman recovered to take an important 2-0 lead and place one hand on the trophy.

Like the opening game, Coleman was convincing in the third game and after moving two points clear at 7-5, didn’t look back as he only extended his lead to win 11-6 and claim his 11th tour title and second title in Berkhamsted.

For more information on the event, where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.

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