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Joy for Jazz and Sam in British Under-23 finals

The four finalists with David Ruthven from Prince

Todd becomes youngest winner at 15
By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor

Sam Todd and Jasmine Hutton made it an English double at the Prince British Under-23 Championships at Roehampton.

Champions Todd and Hutton

Todd, the 15-year-old from Pontefract, became the youngest winner of the title after beating No.2 seed Elliott Morris Devred of Wales in the final.

It was close all the way through the match, with Todd finishing strongly in the fifth game to win 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9

There were some interesting battles on the way to the final. England’s Lewis Anderson took out the top seed, Chua Man Sin from Singapore, at the quarter-final stage, only to fall to Todd in the semi-finals.

Todd, seeded 3/4, enjoyed the good fortune of his opponent, Colchester’s Aaron Allpress, retiring injured while one game down in the quarters.

In the women’s tournament, Hutton played superbly to beat Scotland’s top seed Alison Thomson in four games. Hutton began strongly to take the opening game and had to fight to clinch the second on a tiebreak before Thomson hit back to dominate the third, winning it for the loss of just two points.

The fourth was another massive battle, with Hutton edging it to complete victory with a scoreline of 11-6, 16-14, 2-11, 14-12.

Prince British Under-23 Open 2019, Roehampton Club, London, England.

Men’s Final:
[3/4] Sam Todd (ENG) bt [2] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9 (60 min)

Semi Finals:
[3/4] Sam Todd (ENG) bt Lewis Anderson (ENG) 15-13, 11-3, 11-13, 11-3
[2] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [3/4] Michael Andrews (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5

Quarter Finals:
Lewis Anderson (ENG) bt [1] Chua Man Chin (SGP) 11-8, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8
[3/4] Sam Todd (ENG) bt Aaron Allpress (ENG) 11-5 ret.
[3/4] Michael Andrews (ENG) bt Jayden Gough (WAL) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt Josh Owen (ENG) 11-5, 11-2, 11-4

First Round:
[1] Chua Man Chin (SGP) bye
Lewis Anderson (ENG) bt Ben Smith (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9
Aaron Allpress (ENG) bt Benjamin Sockett (ENG) 11-3, 11-6, 11-1
[3/4] Sam Todd (ENG) bt Tom Bailey (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-2
[3/4] Michael Andrews (ENG) bt Jack Mitterer (ENG) 8-11, 11-4, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6
Jayden Gough (WAL) bt Jordan Warne (ENG) 6-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-9
Josh Owen (ENG) bt Alisdair Shapcott (ENG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-3
[2] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt Jamie Gall (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 11-1

Women’s finalists Jasmine Hutton (right) and Alison Thomson with David Ruthven from Prince

Women’s Final:
[2] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt [1] Alison Thomson (SCO) 11-6, 16-14, 2-11, 14-12

Semi Finals:
[1] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt [3/4] Evie Coxon (ENG) 18-16, 11-3, 11-5
[2] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt [3/4] Katie Wells (ENG) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9

Quarter Finals:
[1] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt Margot Prow (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
[3/4] Evie Coxon (ENG) bt Polly Clark (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9
[3/4] Katie Wells (ENG) bt Kiera Marshall (ENG) 11-9, 12-10, 11-3
[2] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt Katriona Allen (SCO) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5

First Round:
[1] Alison Thomson (SCO) bye
Margot Prow (ENG) bt Phoebe Colman (ENG) 11-3, 11-5, 11-3
Polly Clark (ENG) bt Lucy Green (ENG) 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9
[3/4] Evie Coxon (ENG) bye
[3/4] Katie Wells (ENG) bye
Kiera Marshall (ENG) bt Jasmin Kalar (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
Katriona Allen (SCO) bt Sophie Evans (ENG) 11-1, 11-2, 11-1
[2] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bye 

Pictures courtesy of The Roehampton Club

 

Posted on January 28, 2019

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Alan Thatcher

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

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