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Seeds To Compete on Home Soil in Women’s Gauteng Open Last Eight

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The top four seeds in the Women’s Assore Central Gauteng Open, PSA W5 tournament all swept through to the quarter-final stage, with title favourite Cheyna Tucker leading the charge in Johannesburg.

World No.69 Tucker came up against fellow South African Kacey-Leigh Dodd in her first round fixture and made short work of her opponent, surging to an 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 triumph to seal her last eight berth.

Up next for Tucker is a meeting with Rowan Elaraby, the 15-year-old Egyptian who is appearing at her first ever PSA World Tour event, after she defeated Robyn Boy.

Second seed Milnay Louw, meanwhile, also moved into the next round with a comfortable victory over Mariska Wiese, as she dropped just five points throughout the whole match to canter to the win. Makgosi Peloakgosi will go up against Louw for a place in the semi-final after she beat Megan Page 3-1.

Elsewhere, Elani Landman blitzed past Casey Preece to set up a tie against Angie Clifton-Parks, with Clifton-Parks only requiring three games to dispatch Bongi Seroto.

Lume Landman, who is the twin of Elani, battled to a dramatic 3-2 win against fellow South African Alexa Pienaar and her reward is a quarter-final fixture with Yemisi Olatunji.

Results – First Round: Women’s Assore Central Gauteng Open 2016
[1] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) bt Kacey-Leigh Dodd (RSA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 (22m)
[5] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt [Q] Robyn Boy (RSA) 3-0: 11-2, 11-0, 11-3 (18m)
[6] Yemisi Olatunji (NGR) bt Michelle Kohne (RSA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (18m)
[4] Lume Landman (RSA) bt Alexa Pienaar (RSA) 3-2: 5-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8 (43m)
[3] Elani Landman (RSA) bt [Q] Cassey Preece (RSA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 (22m)
Angie Clifton-Parks (RSA) bt Sibongile Seroto (RSA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-1, 11-5 (20m)
Makgosi Peloakgosi (RSA) bt [Q] Megan Page (RSA) 3-1: 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (39m)
[2] Milnay Louw (RSA) bt [Q] Mariska Wiese (RSA) 3-0: 11-1, 11-1, 11-3 (21m)

Draw – Quarter-Final
[1] Cheyna Tucker (RSA) v [5] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)
[6] Yemisi Olatunji (NGR) v [4] Lume Landman (RSA)
[3] Elani Landman (RSA) v Angie Clifton-Parks (RSA)
Makgosi Peloakgosi (RSA) v [2] Milnay Louw (RSA)

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