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


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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