Match report by Sachika Irshwin Balvani | Photos by Nitesh Square Court 3 | 16:00 Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) beat Peter Creed (WAL) | 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6 | 47 mins
No stranger to the CCI courts, Welshman Peter Creed took the lead in the first game
against Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim, going up 5-3. He used a lot of variation in terms of
both shots and pace to outplay Ibrahim. However, the Egyptian did well to stay with
Creed, bringing the score level to 8 all. Sending Creed o
This was supposed to be the most entertaining fixture of the night and large numbers of local players swarmed the courts in anticipation of a match up that was a repeat of the semi finals at the Indian Nationals earlier this year.
It wasn't meant to be - Harinder who was clearly feeling his back during his laboured five game win yesterday couldn't take the court. A series of Physio sessions over the last 18 hours wasn't enough and he had to pull out without hitting a ball.
MATCH 3: Joel Makin (WAL) beat 3-1 Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 11-2, 11-1, 1-11, 11-3 (43 mins) The Welshman opened impressively as he dominated proceedings in the first two games. It seemed like he was in for an early night before the Malaysian responded to take a 6-0 lead. Idrakie kept the foot on the accelerator as he stemmed the tide by taking the third 11-1.
With the wake up call Joel took charge again in the 4th as he led 7-2. And then 9-2 before Idrakie pulled one back. At
MATCH 2: Ivan Yuen (MAS) beat 3-0 Youssef Soliman (EGY) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 (50 mins) This one promised much but ended up as an anti climax. The gifted Egyptian has been to Mumbai before and familiar with the conditions. His attacking style is attractive but the crowd saw only glimpses of his obvious ability.
Ivan, also an attacking player was consistent and precise and after 7-7 in the first , ensured that he was firmly in the driver's seat. He plays Saurav tomorrow. #IvanYue
MATCH 1: Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) beat 3-0 Christopher Binnie (JAM) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (32 mins) The Englishman was solid in his straight game win over Christopher Binnie who started well before the greater consistency from Haycocks kept drawing errors.
The reward for Haycocks was a Main Draw place against Nicolas Mueller. #IndiaSquash #IndianSquash #IndianSquashCircuit #Squash #CCIInternational #JSW #JSWSports #Mumbai #Sports #Fitness #JaymieHaycock #ChristopherBinnie #England
The curtain came down on the opening events of the JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 at the Otters courts this evening.
(1) Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt (2) Edmon Lopez (ESP) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 (27 mins)
The two Spaniard's who are good friends off the court contested the Men's Final. Bernabeu had a lot in the tank as he strolled to a straight games win over Lopez who had his moments briefly towards the end of the second. Bernabeu was far too accurate and composed and com
(1) Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt (3) Robert Downer (ENG) 3-1: 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3 (55 mins)
In a tight semi final the top seeded Bernabeu displayed greater consistency and accuracy to complete a fine win over Robert Downer who fought admirably and controlled a significant part of the first three games before Bernabeu booked his place in tomorrow's final. (2) Edmon Lopez (ESP) bt Abdullah Al Muzayen ( KWT) (Match to Edmon. Abdullah retired hurt) 2-1: 7-11, 11-6, 13-11 (
The leading Indian contender kept her date with Annie Au but not before being put through the grinder by the gritty Tesni Evans at the packed Otters Club courts this evening.
A packed gallery meant that hundreds of keen spectators including a large number of juniors had to watch the gripping action on a super large screen by the ocean in front of the impressive swimming pool at the club.
(2) Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt (6) Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1: 11-6, 15-13, 9-11, 11-8 (73 m
It was mixed fortunes for the top two Indian players at the Otters courts this evening. Joshna Chinappa (IND) beat Liu Tsz Ling (HKG) 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5 ( 31 minutes) Joshna Chinappa was the dominant player in her quarter final vs Liu giving her opponent very little width to play with as she took the first 11-7, Liu came back smartly to level the match before Joshna moved it up a gear to take a spot in the semi final against Tesni Evans. Tesni Evans ( WAL) beat Dipika Pal