British U23 Champs 2013 – Day ONE

Seeds through to men’s quarters

The Mens first round saw little upset as all the top seeds progressed safely.

The toughest match of the first round appeared to be Youssef Abdalla and 3/4 seed Nathan Lake who took 51 minutes to play their match out. Lake took the first game with ease 11-3 and looked to be cruising only for Abdalla to come out fighting to take a tough second game 11-9. Lake re-focused, started to play steady and took control of the match and eventually ran out a 3-1 winner.

The second round is what produced some of the harder contests, Earles was tested a little by Parker but not too much, Earles looked fitter and was more experienced than his rival and claimed it 3-1 in 45 minutes. Lyell Fuller took the first game against Oliver Holland but couldnt keep the pace up as Holland took control and steadily moved through the next 3 games 6,6 and 4.

The match of day turned out to be 9/16 seed Matt Sidaway and David Haley which went the full distance and lasted 62 minutes.  The match started with some fantastic squash and long hard rallies and against the seeding it was Haley that nicked it 14-12.  Sidaway fought back immediately to level it before losing his way a little in third and he quickly found himself behind once more at 2-1.  The fourth saw the battle resume with nip and tuck point for point squash before Sidaway managed to take it from 9all to 11-9.

As the decider started it was Sidaway who suddenly looked the fresher and eased to match ball at 10-6.  Haley dug deep and saved two but it moved a little too much to rescue and Sidaway closed it out 12-14 11/8 5/11 11/9 11/8 and moves into a Quarter Final tie with James Earles.

In the remaining matches Ben Coleman, Chris Fuller and Nathan lake all completed comfortable 3-0 victories.

Men’s Last 16:
Charles Sharpes bt Peter Dickinson 11-3 11-1 11-3 18m
Richie Fallows bt Joseph Green 11-7 11-7 11-8 34m
James Earles bt George Parker 11-6 10-12 11-6 11-7 45m
Matt Sidaway bt David Haley 12-14 11-8 5-11 11-9 11-8 62m
Oliver Holland bt Lyell Fuller 12-14 11-6 11-6 11-4 49m
Nathan Lake bt Taminda Gata-Aura 11-4 14-12 11-3 23m
Chris Fuller bt Robert Dadds 11-8 11-3 11-3 26m
Ben Coleman bt Will John 11-3 11-2 11-8 27m
Quarter Final Line Ups:
[1] Sarah Jane Perry v [9/16] Georgina Kennedy
[3/4] Nada El Kalaawy v [5/8] Lucy Beecroft
[9/16] Katrina Burrows v Elise Lazarus
[2] Carrie Ramsey v Alison Thomson
[1] Charles Sharpes v [5/8] Richie Fallows
[3/4] James Earles v [9/16] Matt Sidaway
[3/4] Nathan Lake v [5/8] Oliver Holland
[2] Ben Coleman v [5/8] Chris Fuller

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Down  to the women’s quarters

Paul Houghton reports 

SH016The Women’s preliminary round kicked off the days action here at Hunts County and brought some shocks early on with wins for unseeded players Mari Taylor, Katie Wilson, Elise Lazarus and Amelia Henley.

The most impressive being the victory’s for Katie Wilson, who knocked out the 5/8 seed Lucy Townley and Elise Lazarus, the current U13 British Champion as she took a 3-0 win over 9/16 Lydia Hume.

The top seeds joined the action in the first round and as expected Perry, Ramsey and El Kalaawy all registered 3-0 victories without too much fuss to head into the Quarter Finals.

SH014What wasn’t expected was another fantastic display from Elise Lazarus against  3/4 seed Sophie Lemom. Lazarus took the first 11-6, came back from 7-4 down in the 2nd to claim that 11-8 and clinched victory in the third 11-9 in 28 minutes. Lazarus, who is still only 12 years old now finds herself in the Quarter Finals of the U23 Championships, there she will face Katrina Burrows who managed to overcome Katie Wilson 3-2.

We also had a rematch between Alison Thomson and Lily Taylor, who recently contested the U17 English Championships with Taylor being crowned. Today it was a little revenge for Thomson as the girls battled for just short of an hour, 11-6 in the fifth and Thomson now faces Carrie Ramsey in tomorrows Quarter Finals.

Women’s Last 16:
Sarah Jane Perry bt Hannah Williams 11-3 11-1 11-6 14m
Georgina Kennedy bt Anna Kimberley 11-7 12-10 11-6 31m
Nada El Kalaawy bt Mari Taylor 11-3 11-5 11-7 19m
Lucy Beecroft bt Rhianne O’Donnell 7-11 11-6 11-8 11-6 29m
Katrina Burrows bt Katie Wilson 11-5 11-4 7-11 8-11 11-9 36m
Elise Lazarus bt Sophie Lemom 11-6 11-8 11-9 28m
Alison Thomson bt Lily Taylor 12-10 7-11 9-11 11-9 11-6 57m
Carrie Ramsey bt Amelia Henley 12-10 11-4 11-7 36m

Fri 12th Apr, Round One Results:

Men First Round:
Charles Sharpes bt Gavan Hitchenor 11-3 11-0 11-5 22m
Peter Dickinson bt Angus Gillams Walkover
Richie Fallows bt James Bamber 11-6 11-4 11-9 25m
Joseph Green bt Declan Osborn 11-6 11-5 11-2 24m
James Earles bt Alex Noakes 11-2 11-4 11-1 24m
George Parker bt Tom Chitty 7-11 11-7 11-5 11-7 39m
David Haley bt Julian Tomlinson 13-11 11-8 11-9 29m
Matt Sidaway bt Scott Young 11-4 11-8 8-11 11-8 42m
Lyell Fuller bt Luke Parker 14-12 11-6 11-6 30m
Oliver Holland bt Oliver Mapp Walkover
Taminder Gata Aura bt Sam Henley 11-6 11-5 11-6 29m
Nathan Lake bt Youssef Abdalla 11-3 9-11 11-5 11-6 51m
Robert Dadds bt Neal Brooker 11-4 8-11 11-5 11-6 46m
Chris Fuller bt Jonny Heap 11-0 11-0 11-3 20m
Will John bt Jack Fowler 11-6 11-2 11-7 38m
Ben Coleman bt Hari Patel 11-2 11-2 11-5 14m
Women Preliminary Round:
Anna Kimberley bt Roxanna Keshavarz 11-9 11-4 11-7 19m
Georgina Kennedy bt Kace Bartley 11-7 11-5 5-11 11-2 27m
Mari Taylor bt Jane Allman 11-9 11-13 11-9 12-10 33m
Lucy Beecroft bt Jessica Winder 12-10 8-11 11-4 11-5
Rhianne O’Donnell bt Lauren Tamila 11-9 11-9 11-4 20m
Katrina Burrows bt Nia Davies 11-6 11-3 1-0 Rtd 12m
Katie Wilson bt Lucy Townley 12-10 11-6 6-11 11-9 26m
Elise Lazarus bt Lydia Hume 11-6 13-11 12-10 24m
Alison Thomson bt Annie Openshaw Blower 11-5 11-2 11-9 19m
Lily Taylor bt Lauren Casling 11-4 11-2 11-3 11m
Amelia Henley bt Catherine Finlayson 11-6 12-10 11-2
2nd rounds are just starting …

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