Monday, June 5, 2023

Techifibre British Juniors



Boys Under 17s
Top seed James Peach won his third round match beating 5/8 seed Jack Martell, both players showed great technique and power throughout the match. Second seed Patrick Rooney was up against 9/16 seed Charlie Lee, Lee played some excellent squash but unfortunately was not quite strong enough to beat Rooney who played superbly and won 3-0 in just 24 minutes.

Boys Under 19s
In a testing and event filled match, number one seed Richie Fallows had to work extremely hard to fight off 5/8 seed George Parker. The game lasted a staggering 95 minutes with Parker winning the first game, but Fallows clawed his way back to a 3-1 victory. Also in the boys under 19s category 5/8 seed Joshua Masters was beaten by 3/4 seed Lyell Fuller 3-0.

Girls Under 17s
All top seeds performed as expected and sailed in to the 4th round of The British Junior Open, top seed Georgina Kennedy will play 3/4 seed Elin Harlow in the next stage of the competition. Both 9/16 seeds Hayley Openshaw-Blower and Tayla Mounter fought it out for five exciting games with Openshaw-Blower stealing a 3-2 win.

Girls Under 19s
Un-seeded player Joanna Lord lost in the third round of the competition to 9/16 seed Eleanor Lake, Lake pulled out all the stops to win the match 3-0 in just 15 minutes. 9/16 seed Rhianne O’Donnell played 9/16 seed Lucy Pallet, the match was close as expected, but O’Donnell upped her game and secured a 3-1 win.



Ben Sockett’s tremendous run was finally brought to a halt by 2nd seed Sam Todd 3-0 in 23 minutes. Ben can take tremendous heart from a fine weekend of squash. Joining Todd in tomorrow’s final will be no 1 seed Jared Carter who overcame Nathan Mead 3-0
Jared Carter (Hants) bt Nathan Mead (Warks) 11/9 11/5 11/7 23m
Sam Todd (Yorks) bt Benjamin Sockett (Yorks) 11/8 11/6 12/10 21m

A delighted Alice Green seeded ¾ played some delightful squash as she put paid to the no 1 seed Eve Coxon in a 16 minute semi. The second semi final was also 16 minutes long, but no upset this time as Kiera Marshall justified her no 2 seeding beating Lucinda Cross 3-0.
Alice Green (Essex) bt Eve Coxon (Oxon) 11/9 11/4 11/4 16m
Kiera Marshall (Worcs) bt Lucinda Cross (Cumb) 11/6 11/2 11/7 16m

In the first semi, Kyle Finch seeded one took on Tom Walsh (3/4). A really tight first game was clinched by Finch 15/13, and this really seemed to knock the stuffing out of Walsh, who despite some long rallies, was always on the back foot in the next 2 games, eventually losing in 3.
¾ Seed Adam Corcoran brought Sam Exelby’s tremendous giant killing run to a halt with an entertaining but tough 3-0 victory, taking 43 minutes to set up an interesting Final with Finch tomorrow
Kyle Finch (Hants) bt Tom Walsh (Sussex) 15/13 11/6 11/5 28m
Adam Corcoran (Hants) bt Sam Exelby (Surrey) 11/5 11/9 13/11 43m

In a remarkable coincidence – perhaps or perhaps not linked with the Halloween weekend…. the two winning semi finalists Jasmine Hutton and Elise Lazarus won by the identical score lines of 11/6 11/9 11/7. Hutton beating El Kalaawy and Lazarus ending the run of Amy Jones.
Jasmine Hutton (Dorset) bt El Kakaawy (Surrey) 11/6 11/9 11/7 21m
Elise Lazarus (Essex) bt Amy Jones (Bucks) 11/6 11/9 11/7 19m


The battle intensified at the Northern on Saturday morning with players looking to progress to the semi finals
Unseeded Ben Sockett (Yorks) continued his impressive form coming through against 9/16 seed Marcus Tranter (Oxon) 12/10 10/12 9/11 11/9 11/9 to set up a semi final meeting with fellow Yorkshireman Sam Todd seeded 2, who beat Srikar Mummidi (Wales) 3-1 in 28 minutes. Top seed Jared Carter (Hants) wasted little time despatching Harry Anderson (Yorks) 11/3 11/4 11/3, to play Nathan Mead (Warks) who beat Perry Malik (Sussex)3-0 according to seeding.

All the seeds in the top half secured their places in the next round. No 1 seed Eve Coxon from Oxfordshire made short work of her 3rd round match with Eleri Rowlands (Wales) winning 3-0 in just 12 minutes. 2nd seed Kiera Marshell from Gloucestershire took slightly longer to beat Margot Prow (Middx) by the same scoreline in 22 minutes.

No 1 seed Kyle Finch (Hants) booked his Semi Final space with a comfortable 3-0 win over Alex Engstrom (Middx) 11/5 11/4 11/3 and will play ¾ seed Tom Walsh (Sussex) who beat Daniel Harrison (Cumbria) by the same 3-0 margin. The bottom half of the draw has really opened up as unseeded Sam Exelby (Surrey) followed up his fine wins of yesterday by beating 5/8 seed James Wyatt (Bucks) 11/9 11/7 12/10 in a 43 minute match. Sam will meet ¾ seed Adam Corcoran (Hants) who beat Michael Mattimore (Numb) 3-0 in 36 minutes.

Another upset came when 5/8 seed Amy Jones (Bucks) took out 2nd seed Lucy Turmel (Suffolk) 3-0 in 17 minutes 11/9 11/7 12/10, she will now play ¾ seed Elise Lazarus who ended Amber Marshall ‘s fine run, beating her 3-0 in 14 minutes. No problems for top seed Jasmine Hutton (Sussex) as she beat Carys Jones (Glos) 3-0. Jasmine will play ¾ Rawan El Kalaawy (Surrey) who beat Anna Young (Worcs) 11/6 7/11 11/5 11/5 in 23 minutes.
Just a note on the Girls U15 plate – 122 points shared between Sarah Scofield (Herts) and Dionne Willis (Nhants) in a 44 minute match with Scofield winning 12/10 12/10 12/14 11/13 15/13








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