Archive for the Top 50 Category

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

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NSA OPEN CHAMPION

Posted in Africa Squash, Finals, LASER LOGISTICS, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Technifibre, Top 50 on April 25, 2013 by siyoli

16th-19th April 2013
Pretoria Country Club

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Final
Opponent:   Kylie Lindsay
Nationality: New Zealand
Seeding: 1
World Ranking: 39
Result: Won 3-0; 11/9 12/10 11/7
 
Semi Final
Opponent:   Salma Nasser
Nationality: Egypt
Seeding: 7
Result: Won 3-1; 11/4 10/12 11/3 11/9
 
Quater Final
Opponent:   Mannat Nasser
Nationality: Eygpt
Seeding: Unseeded
World Ranking: 132
RESULT: WON 3-0  11/4 11/8 11/7
 
1st Round
Opponent:   Aparajitha Balamurukan
Nationality: India
Seeding: Unseeded
World Ranking: 132
RESULT: WON 3-0  11/4 11/8 11/7

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a special friend and brother…Clinton Leeuw.

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Laura Pomportes (France) + Farrah Sterne (South Africa)

Laura Pomportes (France) + Farrah Sterne (South Africa)

two secret mascots...can i take them back to cape town?

two secret mascots…can i take them back to cape town?

MEXICAN OPEN RESULTS

Posted in Africa Squash, First Round, Quarter Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, Top 50, Upcoming Squash Events, USA Squash, WISPA squash players on November 12, 2012 by siyoli
Mexicano de Raquetas 2012
1st Round, 3rd November
Opponent: Graciela Lopez
Nationality: Mexico
Seed: Qualifier
World Ranking: 139
Highest World Ranking: 111 (Oct 2011)
RESULT: Won 3-1  8/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/4
 
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Quater-Final
Opponent: Nicolette Fernandes
Nationality: Guyana
Seed: Unseeded
World Ranking: 60
Highest World Ranking: 27 (May 2007)
Result: LOST 3-1 10/12,  11/7, 11/3, 11/4
 
Due to Hurrican Sandy, the tournament delayed the starting date to a day later. This  change allowed for players stranded in New York to have an opportunity to find flights to Mexico. Toluca is a city at high altitude. 2700m above sea level. So this may have an effect on our bodies. During the days of training, i felt the usual effects of altitude, which are shortness of breath quite early in the training session. But soon after 20min or so, regained some sort of comfort.
 
In my match against Nicollete, i started off feeling good, and expected the usual breathing issues. We were having some tough rallies in the first two games, each of us fighting for each precious point. Then in the 3rd game, i felt like i had been punched in the stomach. I couldn’t decide if i was hungry, or needed to throw up. I was then nowhere in the third, and just couldn’t recover fast enough in the fourth to be the same threat i was in the first half. I didn’t understand what was happening to me, or how i was feeling. I guess altitude sickness can hit you in a variety of ways. For next time i have been told that i must consume 4 times as much energy foods than usual. All in all, a win is a win, and I guess a loss is a loss, and mustn’t take anything away from her victory.
 
Next up: WORLD WOMEN’S TEAM CHAMPS, in NIMES, FRANCE
 
Watch this space!!!
 

HURRICANE SANDY CHASES ME OUT OF NEW YORK

Posted in Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Squash Results, squash tournament, Top 50, Upcoming Squash Events, USA Squash, WISPA squash players on October 30, 2012 by siyoli
NEW YORK PYRAMIDES INTERNATIONAL 2012
 
I had long tough match against Kylie, happy with the kind of squash i had to play to win that.
Then I had to play another match 4hours later against a fresher Kanzy. I had a very slow start in the first 2 games. Only started making a positive impact in the third game, but had left too big a mountain to climb for that stage of the match with “unfresh” legs.
 
Good news is, I was able to change my flight to leave USA on Sunday, since Hurrican Sandy was going to cause airports to shut down on Monday and Tuesday.

 
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Quater Final, 27th Oct Saturday AM
Opponent: Kylie Lindsay
Nationality: New Zealand
Seed: 5
World Ranking: 36
Result: WON 3-2  6/11 12/10 7/11 11/7 11/9
 
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Semi Final, 27th Oct Saturday PM
Opponent: Kanzy El Dafrawy
Nationality: Egypt
Seed: 2
Current World Ranking: 42
Highest World Ranking: 29 (Dec ’11)
Result: LOST 3-0   11/8 11/2 11/8
Draw Info: http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/pyramid2012.htm
 
NEXT UP:
 
Mexicano de Raquetas 2012
1st Round, 1st November
Opponent: Nayelly Hernandez
Nationality:Mexico
Seed: Unseeded
World Ranking: 106
Highest World Ranking: 57 (Oct 2011)

NEW WORLD RANKING

Posted in milestone, squash tournament, Top 50, world ranking on October 5, 2011 by siyoli

It’s a start of a new month,and the world rankings have been updated.

WE’RE NO.44!! YEAH!!

We’ve finally cracked the Top 50…another milestone reached!
This calls for a celebration. WHOOO HOOOO!!!

Ranking History

Oct 2011: No.44
Sep 2011: No.51
Aug 2011: No.52
Jul 2011: No.63
Jun 2011: No.60
May 2011: No.64
Apr 2011: No.64
Mar 2011: No.78
Feb 2011: No.78
Jan 2011: No.63
Dec 2010: No.75
Nov 2010: No.77

NEXT UP:

Kuwait Open
6th – 9th October