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Squash Captain’s Report: Day 1 at World Champs 2014

Posted in Annie Au, Asia Squash, Canadian Squash, European Squash, First Round, Hong Kong Squash, milestone, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre, Upcoming Squash Events, Volley drop, World Champs, world ranking on December 2, 2014 by siyoli

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The Women World Squash Team Championships 2014 have kicked off here in Canada, and there’s no turning back now. We are ranked 12th out of 20 teams, and our goal is to finish in the Top 10. In our pool we have some tough competitors, Hong Kong (4th), France (5th), India (13th), Austria (17th).

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We have already had a taste of defeat and victory on Day 1. The tough match was the first one where we played Hong Kong in the morning. The matches were all a lot closer than what they looked on paper. Each of us had pivotal moments in the matches which could have turned the matches around, especially in tie-breakers, but Hong Kong finished them off better than we did. All in all, the basic groundwork was there, but we just needed to take our opportunities better when they presented themselves. That is exactly what we did when we played Austria later in the same day, and each of us won our matches in straight games.

As the captain of SA Team, I am really excited about what we can accomplish here at White Oak Resorts and Spa, as this is the first time our squad consists of only WSA professionally ranked players. Every single player has been working hard to get the right level of exposure by playing tournaments on the pro circuit and training at various locations overseas. We have a strong team with myself at no.1, Milany Louw (2), Cheyna Tucker (3) and Alex Fuller (4).

We hope to really bring some African flavour to the World Champs this year, on and off the court. With the Niagara falls just down the road, a reminder of God’s awesome creation, there are plenty of things that can be a source of inspiration to us to be the best we can be. For so long, we look to admire what other nations are capable of doing. It is time to show what South Africans are also capable of doing. Go Team SA!!!

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For full results, visit http://www.wsfwomensteams.com

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USA & MEXICO

Posted in Finals, First Round, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, USA Squash on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

Equinox Orange County Open 2014, California
September (Tour10)

Quarter Final: Won 3-1 vs Victoria Temple-Murray (England), 13/11 9/11 11/7 11/8

Semi Final: Won 3-1 vs Amanda Landers-Murphy (New Zealand), 11/9 3/11 11/8 11/8

Finals: Lost 3-0 vs Emily Whitlock (England), 11/2 11/7 11/9

Emily vs Siyoli

Emily vs Siyoli

Abierto Mexicano De Raquetas 2014

September (Tour 15)

Olivia vis Siyoli

Olivia vis Siyoli

1st Round: Won 3-2 vs Diana Garcia (Mexico), 11/8 5/11 11/6 5/11 11/8

Quarter Final: Won 3-2 vs Tamika Saxby (Australia), 11/4 11/3 9/11 11/13 11/5

Semi Final: Won 3-2 vs Samatha Cornette (Canada), 11/8 11/9 2/11 6/11 11/6

Finals: Lost 3-0 to Olivia Blatchford (USA), 11/9 11/9 12/10

Tenifibre players ROCK: Olivia Blatchford, Mohammed El Shorbagy, Siyoli Waters

Tecnifibre players ROCK: Olivia Blatchford, Mohammed El Shorbagy, Siyoli Waters

MALAYSIAN AND HONG KONG OPEN

Posted in Asia Squash, Emma Beddoes, First Round, Hong Kong Squash, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre, Top 50, WISPA squash players on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

CIMB Malaysian Open 2014, Kuala Lumpur

August (World Series Platinum)

Qualifiers 1: Lost 3-0 to Deon Saffery (Wales), 11/5 11/7 14/12

Deon vs Siyoli

Deon vs Siyoli

Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Financial Hong Kong Open 2014

August (World Series Platinum)

1st Round : Lost 3-0 to Emma Beddoes (England), 12/10 11/6 11/5

Emma Beddoes

ALLAM BRITISH OPEN 2014

Posted in British Squash, European Squash, First Round, Joelle King, Qualifiers, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

May (World Series Platinum), England

This was the first time I had qualified for this prestigious event, played in Hull. I had my family of in-laws and friends watching every game. I had more support than the English girls. Thanks to an awesome family!!!

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-1 vs Victoria Temple-Murray (England), 12/10 11/4 4/11 11/4

Siyoli vs Victoria

Siyoli vs Victoria

Qualifiers 2: Won 3-2 vs Lisa Camilleri (Australia), 11/6 11/8 6/11 8/11 11/7
1st Round: Lost 3-0 vs Joelle King (New Zealand), 11/2 11/5 11/5

Joelle King

Joelle King

Winner of UCT KEITH GRAINGER MEMORIAL OPEN 2014

Posted in Africa Squash, Finals, First Round, milestone, Natalie Grainger, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, Technifibre, world ranking on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

UCT Open winner 2014

UCT Keith Grainger Memorial Open 2014, Cape Town
April/May (Tour 5)

Siyoli vs Salma

Siyoli vs Salma

I won this event last year. I was really pleased to be able to win it again, with more foreign players coming to South Africa to compete.

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Danielle Van Niekerk (South Africa), 11/4 11/1 11/1
Quarter Final: Won 3-0 vs Sasha West (South Africa), 11/4 11/3 11/4
Semi Final: Won 3-0 vs Cheyna Tucker (South Africa), 11/7 11/6 11/5
Final: Won 3-0 vs Salma Nasser (Egypt), 11/7 11/6 11/8

WELCOME TO 2014

Posted in Asia Squash, Canadian Squash, First Round, LASER LOGISTICS, Qualifiers, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, World Open on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

Winnipeg Winter Club Women’s Open 2014, Canada
January (Tour 15)

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Ivonne Diaz (Mexico), 11/7 11/4 11/3
Quarter Finals: Lost 3-0 to Joshana Chinappa (India), 11/7 11/7 11/7

Joshana vs Siyoli

Joshana vs Siyoli

Penang Women’s World Championships 2013
March 2014 (World Series Platinum)

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-2 vs Lotte Erikson (Norway), 12/10 8/11 11/9 9/11 11/7
Qualifiers 2: Lost 3-1 vs Lisa Aitken (England) ,11/5 5/11 11/6 11/7

Texas Open 2014
April (Tour 50)

Qualifiers 1: Won 3-0 vs Roxanna Keshavarz (England), 11/3 11/2 11/6
Qualifiers 2: Lost 3-0 vs Nour El Sherbini (Egypt), 11/5 11/6 11/6

Richmond Open 2014
April (Tour 10)

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Diana Garcia (Mexico), 11/2 11/5 11/5
Quarter Final: Won 3-1 vs Kristen Lange (USA), 11/4 11/5 11/13 11/4
Semi Final: Lost 3-1 vs Rachel Grinham (Australia), 8/11 11/9 11/4 11/7

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OCTOBER-DECEMBER TOUR 2013

Posted in Asia Squash, First Round, Hong Kong Squash, LASER LOGISTICS, Quarter Finals, Squash pics, Squash Results, Uncategorized, USA Squash on October 15, 2014 by siyoli

Abieto Mexicano De Raquetas 2013
September (Tour 15)

1st Round: Won 3-0 vs Diana Garcia (Mexico), 11/8 11/8 11/6
Quarter Finals: Lost 3-2 vs Victoria Lust (England), 4/11 6/11 13/11 11/4 11/9

Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia

Penang’s Women’s Open 2013, Malaysia
October (Tour 10)

1st Round: Disappointing loss 3-0 vs Mariam Metwally (Egypt), 11/6 11/5 11/2

Macau Open 2013

October (Tour 35)

1st Round: Lost vs Joshana Chinnapa (India), 12/10 11/3 11/4

Joshana Chinappa

Joshana Chinappa

Cathay Pacific Sun Hun Kai Financial Hong Kong Open 2013
December (World Series Gold)

1st Round: Lost to Omneya Abdel Kawy (Egypt) 16/14 11/4 11/6 11/6