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England on course for Euro double

Alan Thatcher May 5, 2012 No Comments

Gregory Gaultier consoles Simon Rosner

RESULTS: European Team Championships, Nürnberg, Germany

Men semi-finals:
[1] ENGLAND bt [6] SCOTLAND 4/0
Daryl Selby bt Chris Small 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
Nick Matthew bt Alan Clyne 11-5, 11-7, 11-4
Peter Barker bt Greg Lobban 11-4, 11-5, 11-1
Tom Richards bt Stuart Crawford 11-2, 11-8
[2] FRANCE bt [5] GERMANY 4/0
Mathieu Castagnet bt Andre Haschker 11-8, 11-3, 11-1
Gregory Gaultier bt Simon Rosner 11-4, 11-2, 8-11, 15-13
Thierry Lincou bt Raphael Kandra 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-2
Gregoire Marche bt Rudi Rohrmuller 11-3, 11-6

5th – 8th place play-offs:
[8] DENMARK bt [7] FINLAND 3/1
Caspar Grauballe Nielsen bt Janne Jarvinen 11-3, 11-0, 11-0
Kristian Frost Olesen lost to Olli Tuominen 8-11, 0-11, 1-11
Rasmus Nielsen bt Matias Tuomi 11-1, 11-8, 11-7
Morten W Sorensen bt Jaakko Vahamaa 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7
[3] ITALY bt [4] NETHERLANDS 3/1
Amr Swelim bt Sebastiaan Weenink 11-8, 7-11, 12-14, 11-4, 11-6
Davide Bianchetti lost to Laurens Jan Anjema 2-11, 6-11, 1-11
Marcus Berrett bt Piedro Schweertman 11-3, 12-14, 11-9, 11-4
Jose Facchini bt Rick Penders 11-8, 11-7, 11-8

Women’s semi-finals:
[1] ENGLAND bt [6] GERMANY 3/0
Jenny Duncalf bt Pamela Hathway 11-3, 11-4, 11-5
Alison Waters bt Franziska Hennes 11-1, 11-1, 11-7
Laura Massaro bt Eva Brauckmann 11-2, 11-1
[3] IRELAND bt [4] FRANCE 2/1
Madeline Perry bt Camille Serme 12-10, 12-10, 11-5
Laura Mylotte lost to Maud Duplomb 8-11, 8-11, 8-11
Aisling Blake bt Coline Aumard 11-4, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-5

5th – 8th place play-offs:
[8] WALES bt [7] SWITZERLAND 2/1
Tesni Evans lost to Gaby Huber 13-15, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11
Stacey Gooding bt Jasmin Ballman 5-11, 12-10, 11-4, 13-11
Deon Saffery bt Sara Guebey 13-11, 11-1, 11-3
[2] NETHERLANDS bt [5] SCOTLAND 3/0
Natalie Grinham bt Frania Gillen-Buchert 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
Milja Dorenbos bt Alex Clark 11-3, 11-9, 11-5
Milou van der Heijden bt Senga Macfie 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7

England On Course For European Double

England will contest both the men’s and women’s finals of the European Team Squash Championships after decisive victories in the semi-finals of the European Squash Federation event at the Sportpark Nord in Nürnberg, Germany.

For the 12th time since 1999, favourites England will face France in the men’s final. Title-holders England despatchedScotland, the sixth seeds, 4/0 – and later second seeds France beat No6 seeds Germany 4/0.

England’s women brushed aside hosts Germany 3/0 and will now face Ireland in the final.

With their semi-final against fourth seeds France tied at one-all, Ireland’s second string Aisling Blake staged a courageous comeback to beat Coline Aumard 11-4, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-5 to put Ireland into the final for the first time since 1989.

Event website: http://etc2012.squash-events.de/

 

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Alan Thatcher

Lifelong sports journalist and squash lover. Event promoter, coach, author, voice artist. President of the Kent SRA. Founder of World Squash Day.

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