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World Champs 2014: Day 3

Posted in Camille Serme, Canadian Squash, European Squash, LASER LOGISTICS, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre, Upcoming Squash Events, World Champs, world ranking on December 4, 2014 by siyoli

Squash Captain’s Report: Day 3 at World Champs 2014

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After playing two matches on Monday, we had a rest day on Tuesday, only to play two more matches on Wednesday. We started the day of by playing the 5th seeds , France at 11h00. It was always going to be a tough task on paper, with France being led by the Camille Serme, world #6. The playing order for the day was 1,2,3, therefore as captain, I would have to lead the way. In the first 2 games, Camille showed why she is Top10 player, by being accurate and absorbing any pressure I tried to impose, which saw me being the one making the errors.

In the 3rd game, I settled down more and focused on imposing my game, which seemed to work, and showed more patience in playing out the rallies, instead of rushing them to end. I won the 3rd game, and the 4th was similar, but at 8-8, she then showed her experience by placing balls more accurately around the court and I was left trying to scrape balls off the walls. All in all, I gave my best and managed to produce some good squash against a top player.

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Milnay and Alex Fuller, also had a tough task in their hands, with both girls having to compete against players with higher rankings than them. Both fought valiantly, but unfortunately succumbed to the game plan that France was enforcing on us. France won the fixture 3-0.

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Next up was India at 18h00. This is a fixture we wanted to win to ensure we could have a chance to still reach our goal of finishing in the Top 10. My opponent was Joshana Chinnapa, a player with great attacking style to the front of the court, also ranked #22, and someone I have already had a few battles with in the past. She came out firing, and unfortunately I never quite settled down fast enough to be able to absorb her ferocious attack, and to also turn it around to impose mine. This was not my one of my finest moments, and was disappointed to lose that game 3-0.

But this is where the TEAM effort kicks in, because Milnay Louw and Cheyna Tucker played like superstars! Milnay went on court and the first two games were over before the girl new what hit her. In the third game she had to dig a bit to finish more convincingly, but managed to wrap up the match in straight games. Cheyna also had a great start and went 2-0 up, then her opponent began to fight back. All of a sudden it was 2-1, then 2-2 and all of us are now biting our fingernails in anticipation. Then in the fifth game, Cheyna adjusted her approach, took command again, and finished off as strongly as she began. It was an important game to win, and that showed that she’s got some of that much needed BMT…Big Match Temperament. Well done girls. We won the fixture 2-1.

Our next match is against Mexico, Thursday evening 18h00 (Niagara Time). The winner will be in 9th-12th section, so without a doubt, we want that to be us!

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

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

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

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

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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

QUALIFIER FOR WORLD SERIES EVENT

Posted in Asia Squash, First Round, Joelle King, LASER LOGISTICS, Qualifiers, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre on September 18, 2013 by siyoli

CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN 2013
Kuala Lumpur

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MAIN DRAW
Round 1 
(Wednesday 11th September 2013)

Opponent: Joelle King
Country: New Zealand
Seed: 5
World Ranking: 5
Result: Lost 3-0; 11/5 11/4 11/8

Qualification Round
(Tuesday 10th September 2013)

Opponent: S. Sivasangeri
Country: Malaysia
Seed: Local Junior
Result: Won 3-0; 11/9 11/4 11/7

DOUBLE VICTORY IN AUSTRALIA

Posted in Australian Squash, Finals, First Round, LASER LOGISTICS, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash pics, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre on September 18, 2013 by siyoli

NORTH COAST OPEN 2013
Coff’s Harbour

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FINALS
(Sunday 8th September 2013)

Opponent: Christine Nunn
Country: Australia
Seed: 2
World Ranking: 74
Result: Won 3-1

Semi Final
(Sunday 8th September 2013)

Opponent: Tamika Saxby
Country: Australia
Seed: 4
World Ranking: 90
Result: 3-1

Quarter Final
(Saturday 7th September 2013)

Opponent: Jennifer Brown
Country: Australia
Seed: 8
World Ranking: 116
Result: Won 3-0

 

 

 

WINNER IN SYDNEY

Posted in Australian Squash, Finals, First Round, LASER LOGISTICS, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, Technifibre on September 18, 2013 by siyoli

NEW SOUTH WALES OPEN 2013

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FINALS
(Sunday 1st September 2013)
Opponent: Sarah Cardwell
Nationality: Australia
Seed: 2
World Ranking: 54
WON 3-1
 
Semi Final
(Saturday 31st August)
Opponent: Milnay Louw
Nationality: South Africa
Seed: Unseeded
World Ranking: 115
 
Quater Final
(Saturday 31st August)
Opponent: Tamika Saxby
Nationality: Australian
Seed: 5
World Ranking: 81
RESULT: WON 3-1 10/12 11/6 11/3 12/10
 
1st Round
(Friday 30th August)
Opponent: Lakeesha Rarere
Nationality: Australian
Tournament Seed: Unseeded
World Ranking:120
RESULT: WON 3-0