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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


Posted in Africa Squash, European Squash, Natalie Grainger, Squash pics, Squash Results, USA Squash, WISPA squash players, World Champs on November 18, 2012 by siyoli

(9th – 16th Playoff)

Siyoli Waters lost to Natalie Grainger: 0-3; 3-11 7-11 5-11
Diana Haynes beat Olivia Fiechter: 3-1; 8-11 11-7 18-116 11-9
Milnay Louw bt Maria Ubina: 3-1; 11-6 11-13 11-5 11-7


Posted in Africa Squash, Annie Au, Asia Squash, European Squash, Hong Kong Squash, Quarter Finals, Squash Results, Uncategorized, WISPA squash players, World Champs on November 17, 2012 by siyoli

Wednesday 14th November

Siyoli Waters lost to Annie Au; 13-11 11-7 6-11 9-11 3-11

Diana Haynes lost to Joey Chan; 6-11 11-6 11-8 8-11 9-11

Milnay Louw beat Liu Tsz-Ling; 12-10 12-10 11-5

A heart breaking loss, coming so close to causing an upset, and making it into the Top 8.
Now we play for 9th-16th Place.


Posted in Asia Squash, European Squash, Uncategorized, WISPA squash players, World Champs on November 17, 2012 by siyoli

Tuesday 13th November 2012

Siyoli Waters bt Li Donjin 11-2 4-11 13-11 13-11

Diana Haynes beat Gu Jinyue 11-1 11-6 11-3

Milnay Louw bt Xiu Chen – 11-9 9-11 11-3 11-2


Full tournament results on

Tournament website is


Posted in European Squash, First Round, Nicol David, Squash pics, squash tournament, WISPA squash players, World Champs, World Open on November 13, 2012 by siyoli

Morning Matches

POOL C: Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, China

[14] SOUTH AFRICA bt [26] SPAIN 3/0
Siyoli Waters bt Marina de Juan 11-6, 11-5, 11-3
Milnay Louw bt Xisela Aranda Nunez 4-11, 11-6, 12-10, 14-12
Senada Haupt bt Cristina Gomez 11-6, 12-10, 11-8

[3] MALAYSIA bt [19] CHINA 3/0
Nicol DavidLi Dongjint 11-3, 11-8, 11-5 (24m)
Low Wee Wern bt Gu Jinyue 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (19m)
Delia Arnold bt Xiu Chen 11-4, 11-0, 11-8 (16m)

Afternoon Matches


Nicol David bt Siyoli Waters 11-5, 7-11, 11-2, 11-2
Low Wee Wern bt Diana Haynes 11-9, 11-5, 11-2
Delia Arnold bt Minay Louw 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6

[19] CHINA vs [26] SPAIN 2/1

Li Dongjint bt Marina de Juan
Gu Jinyue lost to Xisela Aranda Nunez
Xiu Chen bt Chantal Moros-Pitarch 8-11, 12-10, 11-2, 6-11, 11-8



Posted in Africa Squash, European Squash, First Round, Squash Results, squash tournament, Upcoming Squash Events, WISPA squash players, World Open on November 12, 2012 by siyoli



Monday 12th November; 10h30 (France Time)

RSA vs Spain

Monday 12th November; 17h30 (France Time)

RSA vs Malaysia

Match will be available on LIVE STREAMING on

Tuesday 13th November; 14h30 (France Time)

RSA vs China



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
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.
Watch this space!!!


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
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.

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
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:
Mexicano de Raquetas 2012
1st Round, 1st November
Opponent: Nayelly Hernandez
Seed: Unseeded
World Ranking: 106
Highest World Ranking: 57 (Oct 2011)


Posted in Asia Squash, Australian Squash, First Round, Quarter Finals, Upcoming Squash Events, USA Squash, WISPA squash players, world ranking on October 25, 2012 by siyoli
1st ROUND  (18th October)
Opponent: Donna Urquhart
Nationality: Australia
Seed: 4
World Ranking: 17
RESULT: WON 3/2 9/11 8/11 11/5 11/7 11/9
A tough match in many ways, and super thrilled to have followed through and taken in in the end. I caused an upset by beating the World No.17, tournament 4th seed. I remember looking at the clock when i was 2-0 down, and seeing that we had only been playing for 20min, and i knew that i just wanted to make this match longer. Earlier, i had watched two player friends cause upsets themselves, and that reminded me that we have all trained hard to be here, and gotta grab our opportunities when they present themselves.
Opponent: Aisling Blake
Nationality: Ireland
Seed: 7
World Ranking: 26
Lost: 11/3 12/10 11/6
 I wish i could have backed up the next match with the same tenacious performance, but was too tentative and not as patient. I played like I was the one under pressure, but she was still the higher seed, with more to prove. This is something i must learn fast, to relax and continue to play my game fearlessly!
Slowly the puzzle pieces are falling into place:)
NEXT UP . . .
Pyramides International New York Open
(26th – 28th October)


Posted in Africa Squash, Nicol David, Upcoming Squash Events, WISPA squash players on June 18, 2012 by siyoli

I have been blessed to have had a squash career that has not been marred by injuries. My back started giving me trouble at the end of April and I decided to play through my tournaments at the start of May, hoping it wasn’t going to be anything seriious, but after my disappointing exit from the British Open, the physio advised me to take a break, get it sorted, so i can play the rest of the season well…else i might not even make it to the end of the SA season which included Major events such as the Jarvis/Kaplan Cup interprovincial in July, as well as SA Nationals in August.

I have torn one of my glut muscles, which has caused some instability in my hip (resulting in a pain at the front of my hip), as well as causing my back to take on some extra pain – hence the back pain. I had to take 2 weeks completely off…and today i can slowly start to crawl back in the gym, and only play squash later on in the week.

The timing of such things is never perfect, as I was hoping to play more SA tournaments this year to improve my SA ranking. I have missed SA tournaments in the past two years because I decided to concentrate on international tournaments. As it turns out, i missed the WP Open last week in my home turf, Cape Town; I’m going to miss the Northerns Open this week in Pretoria, as well as the Gauteng Open the week after that!  I will work towards the Senior Interprovincial 9th-13th July, and look to be in good form for the SA Nationals starting 6th August.

On my break, a certain 6 time world squash champion (Nicol David) decided to have a private holiday in Cape Town for a few days. Tenille van der Merwe, former SA Champion, hosted her, and I managed to catch up with them on one of the days, on top of Table Mountain


The junior development programme has been keeping me busy, where we had a fun Youth Day tournament on the 15th June. The juniors have been really keen, and have show commitment levels that surpass the previous 2 years.

Alright, enough for now…I need to actually get started with my training!