Monday, July 15, 2024

Coline Aumard conquers Lisa Camilleri in WSA final

French star takes out Aussie top seed to win North Coast crown
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent

Celine Aumard (right and Lisa Camilleri
Coline Aumard (right) and Lisa Camilleri

France’s Coline Aumard beat top-seeded Australian Lisa Camilleri for the second time in a week in Australia to win the Women’s North Coast Open in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, against expectation.

The event’s top two seeds reached the final of the WSA Tour 5 event at Coffs Harbour Squash & Swim Centre after four-games semi-final battles – Aumard taking out Hong Kong’s No6 seed Vanessa Chu and Camilleri overcoming compatriot Christine Nunn, the third seed and winner of last week’s New South Wales Open.

Aumard, a 25-year-old from Creteil, near Paris, was marking the seventh final of her career – whilst it was the 29th for 31-year-old Camilleri, though her first of the year. 

The French underdog, eager to make up for her loss in the NSW Open final, put in a powerful performance – despatching favourite Camilleri 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 in 32 minutes to claim the third WSA World Tourtitle of her career.

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Women’s North Coast Open, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia:

1st round:
[16] Jasmine Chan (AUS) bt Rachael Gibson (AUS) 11-5, 11-5, 11-0
Samantha Davies (AUS) bt [13] Samantha Calvert (AUS) 11-4, 11-4, 11-7
[14] Moana Gray (AUS) bt Tiana Saxby (AUS) 11-2, 11-1, 11-6
Reyna Pacheco (MEX) bt [15] Iritana Gray (AUS) 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
2nd round:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [16] Jasmine Chan (AUS) 11-4, 11-6, 11-8
[7] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS) bt [10] Selena Shaikh (AUS) 11-5, 11-1, 11-6
[3] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [9] Eloise O’Connor (AUS) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5
[11] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) bt [5] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
[6] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt Samantha Davies (AUS) 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6
[4] Carmen Lee (HKG) bt [14] Moana Gray (AUS) 11-9, 11-4, 11-3
[8] Karman Siu (HKG) bt Reyna Pacheco (MEX) 11-3, 11-2, 11-6
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [12] Heather Pilley (AUS) 11-5, 11-3, 11-3
Quarter-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [7] Lakeesha Rarere (AUS) 12-10, 11-7, 11-3 (25m)
[3] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [11] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 (21m)
[6] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt [4] Carmen Lee (HKG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (20m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [8] Karman Siu (HKG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 (23m)
Semi-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [3] Christine Nunn (AUS) 11-9, 11-7, 3-11, 11-6 (46m)
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [6] Vanessa Chu (HKG) 12-14, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (38m)
Final:
[2] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt [1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 (32m)

Picture courtesy of WSA

 

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