At the Racquet Club, St. Louis, USA : 7th Nov 2016
MATHUR & MUDGE CARRY
MOMENTUM INTO MISSOURI TO WIN SECOND TITLE IN TWO WEEKS
Five days after winning their partnership’s maiden
title at the Big Apple Open, Manek Mathur & Damien Mudge
added a second title to their names Saturday—the 2016
St. Louis Open at the Racquet Club of St. Louis.
With fresh new world rankings of No. 2 and 1
respectively this month, Mathur & Mudge entered their
third draw this season as the top seeds, but this time
had two seeds and first-time partners John Russell &
Viktor Berg opposing them in the draw.
Mudge drew difficult quarterfinal opponents in the form
of Bernard Samper & Baset Chaudhry, who the top seeds
brushed off 11-5, 11-7, 11-6. After a five-game
quarterfinal victory over Graham Bassett & Fred Reid,
Aussies Matt Jenson & Scott Arnold were next to
challenge Mathur & Mudge in the semis, but Mathur &
Mudge once again decisively held them off 11-5, 11-7,
11-8 to reach the final.
In the bottom half of
the draw, veterans Russell & Berg took down Trinity
alums Randy Lim & Andres Vargas in four games to reach
the semis. With both the semifinals and final on
Saturday, Russell & Berg also made sure to reach the
final in three games against three seeds Imran Khan &
In the final, Mathur & Mudge dropped
their only game of the tournament in the third after
taking the first two games, but quickly recovered to
emphatically win the title 15-4 in the fourth game.
“Coming off a win last weekend is always nice
momentum and confidence,” Mathur said. “We both felt
pretty good going into the weekend and were excited to
get back out there after Monday night at the New York
Athletic Club. Both teams winning the semis 3-0 was big.
Between the pro-am play and pro play, Saturday ends up
being a pretty long day. That being said, it’s something
you know going into the weekend and have to be mentally
and physically ready to spend a bunch of hours on
The result marks Mathur’s first St. Louis
Open title, while Mudge augments his outstanding record
of twelve titles. The Australian world No. 1 has now won
the tournament with four different partners.
“Samper & Chaudhry are a really solid team and are
getting tougher and tougher with every event they play,”
Mathur continued. “Two new partnerships are always tough
to play against—trying to get a feel for what their
tendencies are etc., but having playing against them
with their prior partners gave us a good idea of how we
should be going about setting up our points and
The SDA’s busy month of November
continues next weekend in Atlanta with the $40,000 PDC
Cup November 10-12.
NOUR EL SHEBINI is the
champion as Joshana falters in the semi’s of Women's
Carol Weymuller Open
Nour El Sherbini,
the 19-year-old Egyptian World No.7, collected the fifth
PSA World Tour title of her career after comfortably
dismissing former World No.4 Joelle King 3-0 in the
final of the 2015 Carol Weymuller Open, PSA W50
El Sherbini last tasted success in
April 2014 at the Texas Open but looked to be back to
the form that took her as high as World No.4 earlier
this year as she outplayed her Kiwi opposition from the
start, producing an assured display that will take her
into the forthcoming Delaware Investments US Open full
Earlier Joshna Chinappa's giant
killing run ended when wild card Joelle King of New
Zealand beat her in the semifinals. Joshna, who reached
the last four after also playing the qualifying rounds,
ran out of steam to go down 4-11, 11-9, 4-11, 8-11.
Final:  Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [WC] Joelle
King (NZL) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Raneem El Welily (EGY)
11-13, 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 [WC] Joelle King (NZL) bt [Q]
Joshana Chinappa (IND) 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8
Quarter-finals:  Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [Q]
Joey Chan (HKG) 15-13, 11-7, 11-8  Nour El
Sherbini (EGY) bt  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) 10-12,
11-1, 11-4, 12-10 [WC] Joelle King (NZL) bt 
Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-9, 13-11, 11-9 [Q] Joshana
Chinappa (IND) bt [Q] Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY) 11-9,
8-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9
Sobhy brings home Texas Title as Joshana loses
in 1st round
Amanda Sobhy became the
first home winner of the Texas Open title for eight
years, and collected the biggest WSA title of her
burgeoning senior career, as she beat long-time junior
rival Nour El Tayeb in the finals of Women's Texas Open.
Egyptian World No.20 Karim Abdel Gawad ensured the
Pittsburgh Open title remained in his grasp for the
second consecutive year following an impressive 3-1 win
over number four seed Alan Clyne in the finale of the
first PSA International 25 event of 2015.
At Grand Central Terminal, New York, USA : 14-23 January
Mohamed Elshorbagy Shakes Off Matthew For ToC
Mohamed Elshorbagy, the
24-year-old world No.1 from Egypt, reinforced his
position at the top of the squash ladder with an
impressive performance in the final of the J.P. Morgan
Tournament of Champions to see off England's Nick
Matthew 3/1 and claim his fourth major PSA World Series
Final:  Mohamed
Elshorbagy (EGY) bt  Nick Matthew (ENG) 5-11, 11-9,
11-8, 12-10 (83m)
Semi-finals:  Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY) bt  Amr Shabana
(EGY) 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7 (88m)  Nick
Matthew (ENG) bt Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) 11-7,
11-9, 11-5 (51m)
Raneem El Welily became the first Egyptian
winner of the Women's J.P. Morgan Tournament of
Champions title she defeated England's Alison Waters in
the final of the WSA International 100squash event at
Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez emerged victorious in a
battle of training partners as he got the better of
Stephen Coppinger, the World No.18 from South Africa, in
the final of the Suburban Collection Motor City Open
2015, PSA International 70 tournament in Detroit, to
become the tournament’s first ever South American
Final:  Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Stephen
Coppinger (RSA) 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3
Semi-finals:  Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt  Mathieu
Castagnet (FRA) 7-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2 (96m)
Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt Max Lee (HKG) 9-11, 11-5,
11-8, 8-11, 11-7 (79m)
Chinappa topples top seed
Rachael Grinham in Richmond Open:
squash star Joshna Chinappa sensationally ended a
career-long losing run to Australia's former world
champion Rachael Grinham when she upset the top seed in
straight games in the final of the Women's Richmond Open
to win the inaugural Women's Squash Association World
Tour event in the USA.
Chinappa, the 27-year-old
world No21 from Chennai, was marking her 16th Tour final
in the WSA Tour 10 event at The Country Club of Virginia
in Richmond - whilst 37-year-old Grinham, a former world
number one from Queensland, was celebrating a mighty
65th final appearance since making her first Tour final
back in March 1998.
The title triumph -
Chinappa's first win over Grinham in six meetings since
September 2010 - marks the ninth WSA Tour title of the
Indian champion's career, and her second this year.
The Downtown Club at the Met, Houston, USA : 8-13th
Teenager El Sherbini upsets
Dipika in Texas: 14 Apr 14
DC: Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the
biggest Women's Squash Association World Tour title of
her career when she upset India's No 4 seed Dipika
Pallikal in the final of the Women's Champion Fiberglass
Texas Open in Houston, USA.
Pallikal, 22, is the
first Indian woman to ever crack the top 10 of the
Women’s Squash Association’s (WSA) rankings, and
currently sits at #12 worldwide. A victory in Houston
would have netted Pallikal her first-ever major title.
The Chennai girl had earlier packed off
eighth-ranked Madeline Perry in the semi-final but
failed against the 13th-ranked Egyptian.
match brought to a climax a sensational week for El
Sherbini of Alexandria, who removed three seeds –
including Malaysia's event favourite and world No7 Low
Wee Wern - en-route to the final of the WSA Gold 50
event at The Downtown Club at the Met.
Sherbini was quick sharing her joy with her Facebook
fans: “So happy to win my fourth and my biggest title in
my career in the Texas Open – it’s been an amazing week
here started from the first round of the qualification”.
PSA Tour (Challenger 5) at New York, USA : 19-22 March
USA No3 Todd Harrity made an
impressive international squash breakthrough on home
soil when he won his first PSA World Tour title at the
Squash Revolution NY Pro Open in New York.
beat India’s Ramit Tandon who was enjoying one of his
best runs ever. The wild card from India, a student at
Columbia University, battled to a five-game win over
top-seeded Canadian Shahier Razik in the semi-finals -
thereby celebrating the first Tour final appearance of
But the title was to be Todd's.
Ranked 113 in the world, Harrity defeated 21-year-old
Tandon - ranked 82 places lower - 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 to
claim his maiden Tour trophy.
At University Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA : 3rd
Mens Open :
Gregory Gaultier Grabs
Glory in Windy City Open, USA:
Frenchman Gregory Gaultier lifted
the 2014 METRO squash Windy City Open title at the
University Club of Chicago following a straight games
victory over Egypt's world No3 Ramy Ashour in the final
of the second PSA World Series squash event of the year.
The world No2 from Aix-en-Provence
took just 25 minutes to ease past a visibly-hampered
Ashour, whose recent run of bad luck with injuries
appeared to resurface in his eighth title match-up with
Gaultier, taking the match 11-7, 11-3, 11-4.
The victory gave Gaultier his first
win over the Cairo-native in nine attempts, but he
celebrated in reserved fashion.
Malaysia's world number one Nicol David
continued to demonstrate her domination of women's
squash by clinching the Tub O'Towels Cleveland Classic
trophy in the USA without dropping a game throughout the
The 30-year-old from Penang beat Hong
Kong's Annie Au - celebrating her fourth successive
appearance in the final of the Women's Squash
Association Gold 50 event at Cleveland Racquet Club in
Cleveland, Ohio, by reclaiming the title.
can hold her head high after becoming the first
qualifier to reach the event's climax - achieving her
stunning run after dismissing three English
world-top-ten-ranked players in quick succession to set
up the first all-Asian final.
At Birmingham athletic Club, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit,
USA..... 23-28 January 2014
Joshana Chinappa picked up the eighth
WSA World Tour title of her career when she outlasted
Egypt's Heba El Torky in the final of the Winnipeg
Winter Club Women's Open, the WSA Tour 15 squash event
in its fifth year at the Winnipeg Winter Club in
Chinappa squandered a game ball
in the first game to let El Torky take the opener - but
struck back in the next two games to take back the lead.
World No20 Chinappa saw El Torky draw level after
winning the fourth by a significant margin - then soon
found herself three match balls down at 7-10 in the
However, the momentum shifted again to
Chinappa as the determined Chennai-born 27-year-old ran
off five points in a row to clinch the match 12-14,
11-8, 11-5, 3-11, 12-10.
The success marks the
second successive Indian winner of the title after
Dipika Pallikal's triumph in 2013.
"Congratulations to both Joshana and Heba for a great
tournament here in Winnipeg and to all the girls for
putting on a great show here in Winnipeg at the Winnipeg
Winter Club Women's Open," said tournament promoter
At Birmingham athletic Club, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit,
USA..... 23-28 January 2014
Mohamed Elshorbagy 2nd player to win Motor City
Open twice: 28/1/2014
Elshorbagy outlasted Englishman Peter Barker in a
marathon Motor City Open final to become only the second
player after Canadian legend Jonathon Power to win the
established Detroit squash title twice.
Elshorbagy, the 2011 champion, reached the final of the
PSA World Tour International 70 event at Birmingham
Athletic Club in Bloomfield Hills after an emotional
first-ever victory over compatriot Amr Shabana, the
defending champion, in the semi-finals.
The Field Club of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT, USA from
22-27 January 2014
Joelle King won her
7th WSA title with an epic victory over Low Wee Wern.
After top seed Camille Serme's
withdrawal before the main draw began, Joelle King was
odds on favourite to win her first Greenwich Open title.
King had previously finished runner up at the event,
losing out to Kasey Brown in 2011 and Raneem El Welily
in 2012. Wee Wern had also reached the final stage last
year, finishing runner up to Nour El Sherbini.
Final :  Joelle King (Nzl) def.  Low Wee Wern
11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8 (96 mins)
At Grand Central
Terminal, New York, USA (15-24 January 2014)
Amr Shabana Wins Tournament
of Champions in New York: 25/1/2014
Egyptian squash maestro Amr Shabana dominated Gregory
Gaultier in the final of today’s 2014 J.P Morgan
Tournament of Champions, beating the Frenchman Gregory
Gaultier 3-0 to seal the title in New York’s Grand
Shabana was in ominous form
from the very first point, looking back to his best, and
displayed the calibre of talent that saw him occupy the
No.1 ranking for over 30 consecutive months between 2006
At Grand Central
Terminal, New York, USA (18-24 January 2014)
Dominant David Claims First Tournament of
World number one Nicol
David claimed her first J.P. Morgan Tournament of
Champions title with a resounding 11-4, 13 -11, 11-8
victory over world No2Laura Massaro on the iconic glass
court in Grand Central Terminal in New York.
ToC is huge," said the Malaysian superstar after the
triumph over her English rival in the climax of
theWomen's Squash Association (WSA) Gold event. "There
is something in the air here. I get goose bumps every
time I walk into Grand Central."
Final:  Nicol David (MAS) bt  Laura Massaro
(ENG) 11-4, 13-11, 11-8 (46m)
It was a second successive Berkshire Open runner-up finish for Tom
Richards as top seed Alister Walker romped to a straight games victory
over the Englishman in the final of the PSA World To...ur International 35
squash event in its eighth year at Williams College in Williamstown,
Dipika on the move with Orange crown (Article in Times of India : 13/9/2011)
Dipika Pallikal vindicated her top billing by clinically dismantling all her opponents in straight games en route to the crown at the Orange County Squash Open in Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Indian, ranked 24th in the World, won her third WISPA (women’s professional squash tour) title on Sunday after beating giant-killer Yathreb Adel of Egypt 11-6, 12-10, 11-9 in the final. Adel, the surprise package of the tournament, had reached the final after seeing off a couple of seeded players including second seed and home
favourite Latasha Khan. The Egyptian was expected to test Dipika in the title clash.
Storm To Windy City Success at Chicago : 10th Feb 2011
India 's Joshna Chinappa is the surprise winners of the women's title in the
Brit Insurance Metrosquash Windy City Squash Open at the University Club of
Chicago in Chicago, USA.
The women's WISPA World Tour 8 event
reached an all-Indian climax between fourth seed Joshna Chinappa and the
19-year-old No2 seed Dipika Pallikal, both from Chennai.
notched up her 11th Tour final appearance after upsetting Ireland 's top
seed Aisling Blake in a five-game semi-final. Pallikal earned her
anticipated place in the final after beating Latasha Khan, but the third
seed was forced to retire early in the fifth game with an injury.
the final, Chinappa survived her third successive five-game encounter,
beating her younger compatriot 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-6 to win the
fifth WISPA title of her career.
Unseeded Saurav Ghosal secured surprise places in the
men's quarter-finals of the Squash Santiago Open after beating seventh seed
Tom Richards and sixth seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez, respectively, in the
opening round of the $41,000 4-star PSA World Tour event at Shopping Center
Area Central in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, but he lost in the quarters
to Adrian Grant of England.
Joshna loses in
qualifying round to sixth seed Samantha of Mexico. Joshna only troubled her
Mexican counterpart in the second game when she beat her easily 11-6, but it
was straight win in the next to games for Samantha.
Saurav Ghosal of India lost in the Qualifying round of Tournament of
Champions being played at grand central terminus, new york to egypt ’s
Yaseer El Halaby. Saurav was 1-2 down but fought bravely in the 4th game and
won 11-9. But in the decider he lost very easily to Yaseer.
Joshna Chinappa tripped
at the final hurdle of the WISPA Berkshire Open in Williamstown,
Massachusetts. Top seed Sharon Wee of Malaysia crushed Joshna 9-4 9-0 9-4 in
the final on Saturday. The Indian had upset No.6 seed Dianne Desira in the
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