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Annie Au during the 2016 U.S. Open

Weekend Roundup: Four Tournaments Draw to a Close

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Four PSA World Tour event came to an end over the weekend, with Hong Kong duo Annie Au and Ho Tze-Lok, experienced Finnish campaigner Olli Tuominen and Egyptian qualifier Menna Hamed all lifting silverware.

Au, the Women’s World No.12, picked up her first title of 2017 after defeating Australia’s Donna Urquhart in a five-game battle in the final of the Texas Open.

The 28-year-old twice went ahead in the fixture, only to see a dogged Urquhart, who beat top seed Joelle King in the previous round, fight back to restore parity on both occasions. However, Au pulled through in the fifth to close out the win, earning her 13th career Tour title.

Tuominen, meanwhile, claimed his first Tour crown since 2013 after the veteran 37-year-old overcame Men’s United States No.1 Todd Harrity in the Oregon Open final.

The World No.64 had upset pre-tournament title favourite Raphael Kandra in the semi-finals after a spirited comeback from 2-0 down and he was forced to come from behind yet again in his final encounter with Harrity, overturning a one-game deficit to take the win in four games.

Elsewhere, Ho and Hamed both claimed their maiden Tour triumphs after they prevailed at the Sandgate Open and Riga Ladies Open, respectively.

Ho, the World No.51, saw off compatriot Chu to break her Tour title duck, while Hamed battled all the way from qualifying to reach the final in Latvia, where she saw off fellow qualifier Victoria Temple-Murray.

Results

2017 Texas Open

Final
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3] Donna Urquhart (AUS) 3-2: 11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-8 (66m)

Semi-Finals
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (28m)
[3] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [1] Joelle King (NZL) 3-1: 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (49m)

Quarter-Finals
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Danielle Letourneau (CAN) 3-1: 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [6] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 3-0: 8-11, 5-11, 11-6 ret.
[3] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt Kanzy Emad El Defrawy (EGY) 3-2: 6-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-3, 11-8
[1] Joelle King (NZL) bt [7] Coline Aumard (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-9

First Round
[2] Annie Au (HKG) bt [Q] Rowan Reda Araby (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-2
[Q] Danielle Letourneau (CAN) bt [5] Line Hansen (DEN) 3-1: 11-8, 13-11, 6-11, 11-3
[6] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [Q] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) 3-1: 11-4, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt [4] Heba El Torky (EGY) 3-2: 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5
[3] Donna Urquhart (AUS) bt [Q] Milou van der Heijden (NED) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-6
Kanzy Emad El Defrawy (EGY) bt [8] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 12-10
[7] Coline Aumard (FRA) bt Samantha Teran (MEX) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
[1] Joelle King (NZL) bt Nele Gilis (BEL) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 11-4

2017 Oregon Open

Final
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [4] Todd Harrity (USA) 3-1: 8-11, 15-13, 11-7, 11-4 (51m)

Semi-Finals
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [1] Raphael Kandra (GER) 3-2: 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (68m)
[4] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 3-2: 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6 (60m)

Quarter-Finals
[1] Raphael Kandra (GER) bt [8] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-1: 11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 (47m)
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [7] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (35m)
[4] Todd Harrity (USA) bt [5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (50m)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [6] Christopher Gordon (USA) 3-1: 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 (46m)

First Round
[1] Raphael Kandra (GER) bt Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 3-2: 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (90m)
[8] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [WC] Adrian Ostbye (NOR) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (30m)
[7] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt [Q] Eric Galvez (MEX) 3-1: 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11 (47m)
[3] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-1: 12-10, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8 (65m)
[4] Todd Harrity (USA) bt Chris Hanson (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (38m)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [Q] Nick Sachvie (CAN) 3-1: 11-2, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 (48m)
[6] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt [Q] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-9, 12-10, 11-3 (36m)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [2] Joe Lee (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 (44m)

2017 Brisbane City Squash Sandgate Squash MS Open

Final
[1] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) bt [2] Vanessa Chu (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (33m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) bt [5] Samantha Foyle (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-4
[2] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt [3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 3-2: 11-7, 6-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-1

Quarter-Finals
[1] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) bt Moana Gray (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-8
[5] Samantha Foyle (AUS) bt [4] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 3-1: 11-8, 14-12, 5-11, 11-6
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [7] Emma Millar (NZL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-9, 11-3
[2] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt [6] Yura Choi (KOR) 3-1: 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7

First Round
[1] Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) bt Leanne Turnbull (AUS) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
Moana Gray (AUS) bt [8] Samantha Calvert (AUS) 3-1: 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-2
[5] Samantha Foyle (AUS) bt Ariel Lyon (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-5
[4] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt Katie Davies (AUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-5
[3] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Selena Shaikh (AUS) 3-1: 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-3
[7] Emma Millar (NZL) bt Taylor Flavell (AUS) 3-1: 6-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
[6] Yura Choi (KOR) bt Mijin Kim (KOR) 3-0: 11-1, 11-8, 11-4
[2] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt Madison Lyon (AUS) 3-0: 11-1, 11-1, 11-2

2017 Riga Ladies Open

Final
[Q] Menna Hamed (EGY) bt [Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 17-15 (42m)

Semi-Finals
[Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) bt [1] Chloe Mesic (FRA) 3-1: 11-13, 11-6, 11-3, 11-8
[Q] Menna Hamed (EGY) bt [4] Julianne Courtice (ENG) 3-0: 11-8, 13-11, 11-6

Quarter-Finals
[1] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt [5] Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 3-0: 11-7, 11-0, 11-5 (24m)
[Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) bt [6] Enora Villard (FRA) 3-2: 11-5, 10-12, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8 (58m)
[4] Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt Riina Koskinen (FIN) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 (16m)
[Q] Menna Hamed (EGY) bt [8] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 3-0: 12-10, 14-12, 11-2 (19m)

First Round
[1] Chloe Mesic (FRA) bt Marija Shpakova (SUI) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (25m)
[5] Ineta Mackevica (LAT) bt [Q] Marta Latorre (ESP) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 (40m)
[6] Enora Villard (FRA) bt [Q] Elise Romba (FRA) 3-2: 12-10, 7-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-4 (38m)
[Q] Victoria Temple-Murray (ENG) bt [3] Tinne Gilis (BEL) 3-2: 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-5 (58m)
[4] Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt [WC] Anastasia Gross (RUS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-1, 11-3 (12m)
Riina Koskinen (FIN) bt [7] Eliza Kargioti (GRE) 3-2: 8-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-1, 11-2 (29m)
[8] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) bt Nadia Pfister (SUI) 3-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (29m)
[Q] Menna Hamed (EGY) bt [2] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) 3-1: 4-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-9 (49m)

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