Skip to content

Dynam Cup SQ-Cube Open Day 2: Finalists Set In Yokohama

After another busy day at the Yokohama Squash Stadium SQ-Cube, the finalists are set at the Dynam Cup PSA SQ-Cube Open, with the top two seeds in the women’s final, but a surprise in the men’s event.

That surprise comes in the form of Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue, the tournament’s No.4 seed, after he defeated top seed Yassin Elshafei in the semi-finals. The pair had both come through their respective last eight matches with ease earlier in the day, but Tsukue needed less than half an hour to get the job done in the semis, downing the Egyptian to reach the final.

He will now take on No.2 seed Tang Ming Hong after the Hongkonger, spent less than an hour on court over the course of Saturday’s play. He defeated India’s Rahul Baitha in a four-game contest, coming from behind to win in his quarter final match-up, before then downing another Indian, in No.3 seed Sandeep Ramachandran, to make it through to the final.

There were no surprises in the women’s event. As both of the top two seeds overcame their respective semi-final opponents in straight games. Hong Kong’s Cheng Nga Ching, the top seed, overcame compatriot Cheng Hei Fung in three, while Japan’s Satomi Watanabe downed Akari Midorikawa in straight games to advance.

The finals of the Dynam Cup PSA SQ-Cube Open will take place on Sunday, May 29 at the Yokohama Squash Stadium SQ-Cube, where the winners will take the titles.

Men’s Quarter Final Results: Dynam Cup PSA SQ-Cube Open
[1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt [8] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY0 3-1: 11-2, 11-2, 6-11, 11-7 (42m)
[4] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt [5] Robert Andrew Garcia (PHI) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 (32m)
[3] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) bt Yujin Ikeda (JPN) 3-1: 11-9, 7-11, 1-3, 11-5 (41m)
[2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt Rahul Baitha (IND) 3-1: 5-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 (31m)

Men’s Semi-Final Results: Dynam Cup PSA SQ-Cube Open
[4] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) bt [1] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-1 (29m)
[2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt [3] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 3-0: 11-9, 10-1 rtd (23m)

Men’s Final Draw: To Be Played Sunday, May 29
[4] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN) v [2] Tang Ming Hong (HKG)

Women’s Semi-Final Results: Dynam Cup PSA SQ-Cube Open
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) bt [3] Ching Hei Fung (HKG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 (28m)
[2] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) bt [4] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-3 (27m)

Women’s Final Draw: To Be Played Sunday, May 29
[1] Cheng Nga Ching (HKG) v [2] Satomi Watanabe (JPN)

Join SQUASHTV and get closer to the PSA World Tour