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Harinder Pal Sing Sandhu wins the South Australian Open Squash title

Weekend RoundUp: Sandhu and Nunn lift South Australian Open Titles

India’s World No.77 Harinder Pal Sing Sandhu and Australia’s World No.98 Christine Nunn lifted the men and women’s titles at the South Australian Open Squash over the weekend.

Sandhu faced Australia’s World No.137 Rhys Dowling in the final after only dropping one game en route to the final.

The Indian claimed the first game 11-8 before having to battle from 1-7 down in the second game to win 12-10 before comfortably seeing out victory in the third to claim his third successive PSA World Tour title after victories at the Malaysian Squash Tour IX and 2nd Nissan Open Squash Championships.

In the women’s final, Nunn – who did not drop a game throughout the entire tournament – faced fellow Australian Lisa Camilleri as she claimed an impressive 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 victory in 23 minutes to lift her first title since 2015 when she won the City of Devonport Tasmanian Open.

Christine Nunn with the trophy

Results

South Australian Open

Men’s round one
[1] Piedro Schweertman (NED) bt [Q] Alex Eustace (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (32m)
[5] Ko Youngjo (KOR) bt [WC] David Ilich (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (21m)
[4] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt Joel Luca (AUS) 3-2: 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 11-0 (40m)
Robert Dadds (ENG) bt [7] Vivian Rhamanan (SIN) 3-2: 11-4, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7 (55m)
[6] Thomas Calvert (AUS) bt [Q] Justin Beard (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (34m)
[3] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt [Q] Ignacio Gutiérrez Keen (ARG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 (30m)
JongMyoung Park (KOR) bt [8] Graham Miao (HKG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (21m)
[2] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [Q] Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (25m)

Women’s round one
[1] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) bt Taylor Flavell (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (29m)
[8] Selena Shaikh (AUS) bt [Q] Alex Haydon (AUS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-4, 12-10 (21m)
[4] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) bt [WC] Lauren Aspinall (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (22m)
Nadeen Kotb (EGY) bt [6] Stephanie Wighton (AUS) 3-1: 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (30m)
[5] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [Q] Melissa Martin (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-3 (19m)
[3] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt [Q] Ellie Jones (ENG) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-8 (16m)
[7] Nazihah Hanis (MAS) bt [Q] Harshit Jawanda (IND) Walkover
[2] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Samantha Calvert (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (19m)

Men’s quarter finals
[1] Piedro Schweertman (NED) bt [6] Thomas Calvert (AUS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-3 (31m)
[4] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt JongMyoung Park (KOR) 3-2: 6-11, 2-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 (59m)
[3] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt [5] Ko Youngjo (KOR) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 11-9 (28m)
Robert Dadds (ENG) bt [2] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 3-1: 11-3, 4-11, 11-3, 5-4 retired (24m)

Women’s quarter finals
[5] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [1] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)
[4] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) bt [7] Nazihah Hanis (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (22m)
[3] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt [8] Selena Shaikh (AUS) 3-1: 11-8, 11-2, 10-12, 11-4 (24m)
[2] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Nadeen Kotb (EGY) 3-2: 8-11, 11-0, 18-16, 11-13, 11-5 (61m)

Men’s semi finals
[3] Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (IND) bt [1] Piedro Schweertman (NED) 3-1: 11-8, 14-12, 7-11, 11-9 (61m)
[4] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt Robert Dadds (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (33m)

Women’s semi finals
[5] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [3] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (22m)
[2] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [4] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (23m)

Men’s final
[3] Harinder Pal Sing Sandhu (IND) bt [4] Rhys Dowling (AUS) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 (40m)
Women’s final
[5] Christine Nunn (AUS) bt [2] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (23m)

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