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Mackay Open 2015

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  • Main Draw
    30 Oct - 01 Nov
  • Venue
    Mackay, Australia
  • Prize
    $5,000 (m) / $5,000 (w)
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Overview

Men’s Event

Top seed Zac Alexander captured the Mackay Open, PSA M5 title on home soil with a hard-fought straight games triumph over fellow Australian and number two seed Joshua Larkin to capture a second successive PSA World Tour crown.

World No.91 Alexander booked his place in the showpiece event with a fine 3-1 victory over compatriot Rhys Dowling while Larkin overcame a 2-1 deficit to move past England’s Adam Murrills in his semi-final fixture.

A number of long, gut-busting rallies set the tone in the early stages as both players patiently probed for an opening, with Alexander eventually taking the first game by a 12-10 margin.

The 26-year-old remained consistent in the second as he kept his opponent at arm’s-length for the majority of the game to double his advantage.

Game number three was the closest of the lot as Larkin redoubled his attempts to find a chink in Alexander’s armour. However, the latter stayed strong to complete a 12-10, 11-8, 14-12 victory, securing a 16th PSA World Tour title in the process.

Result – Final: Mackay Open 2015
[1] Zac Alexander (AUS) bt [2] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-8, 14-12 (46m)

Women’s Event

Malaysia’s Vanessa Chu secured her third PSA World Tour title of 2015 with a 3-1 triumph over home favourite and number one seed Sarah Cardwell in the final of the Mackay Open, PSA W5 tournament.

The number two seed failed to drop a game as she stormed into the final, seeing off England’s Anna Kimberley in the previous round. Cardwell, who reached the final of this event last year, was similarly impressive, although she did face resistance from Tong Tsz-Wing in the semi-final where she eventually prevailed in four games.

Chu adapted well to the warm conditions on court but was still pegged close by Cardwell in an opening game that went all the way to a tie-break. After taking the first game by a 12-10 scoreline, Chu pressed on in the second and doubled her lead after mixing up the pace of her game well to dictate the tempo.

A resilient Cardwell, playing in front of a partizan crowd on home soil, reversed her fortunes in the third, winning 11-9 to set up a grandstand finish.

Chu came out all guns blazing though in the fourth, working Cardwell into all four corners of the court to claim a gritty 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 triumph

Result – Final: Mackay Open 2015
[2] Vanessa Chu (HKG) bt [1] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 3-1: 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 (42m)

Top Seeds

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Z. Alexander (440)
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J. Larkin (107)
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A. Murrills (611)
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R. Dowling (223)
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T. Calvert (211)
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D. Evans (235)
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R. Toole (245)
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A. Eustace (315)
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S. Cardwell (60)
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V. Chu (55)
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C. Tucker (142)
4
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L. Camilleri (90)
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T. Tong (47)
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L. Rarere (108)
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J. Turnbull (66)
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S. Calvert (127)
Single round

Single round

  • Thu 29th Oct – 10:00
    Grant Polley
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    AUS
    2-3
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Darren Moss
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #2: Darren Moss
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    AUS
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Darryn Dyer
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #3: Darryn Dyer
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    AUS
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Craig Middendorp
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #4: Craig Middendorp
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    AUS
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Andrew Ollett
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #5: Andrew Ollett
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    AUS
  • Mon 30th Nov – 00:00
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Jayden Wadd
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #7: Jayden Wadd
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    AUS
  • Mon 30th Nov
    Winner Ben Tobin
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    AUS
    Bye
    Qualifier #8: Ben Tobin
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    AUS
Round 1
Round 2
Quarter final
Semi final
Final

Round 1

Round 2

Quarter final

Semi final

Final

Single round

Single round

  • Thu 29th Oct
    Winner Janelle Scobie
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    AUS
    3-0  (11-1, 11-2, 11-4)
    Tia McLennan
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    AUS
    Qualifier #1: Janelle Scobie
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    AUS
  • Thu 29th Oct
    3-0  (11-3, 11-4, 11-2)
    Rachel McDermott
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    AUS
    Qualifier #2: Song Sun-Mi
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    KOR
  • Thu 29th Oct
    Jessica Green
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    0-3  (5-11, 5-11, 2-11)
    Winner Vicki Polley
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    Qualifier #3: Vicki Polley
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  • Thu 29th Oct
    Bye
    Qualifier #4: Sunghee Oh
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    KOR
Round 1
Quarter final
Semi final
Final

Round 1

Quarter final

Semi final

Final

Final Sun, 1st November 2015

Semi final Sat, 31st October 2015

Quarter final Sat, 31st October 2015

Round 2 Fri, 30th October 2015

Round 1 Fri, 30th October 2015

Final Sun, 1st November 2015

Semi final Sat, 31st October 2015

Quarter final Sat, 31st October 2015

Round 1 Fri, 30th October 2015

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