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Czech National Championships 2009
24-26 April, Prague

Men's final
[3/4] Pavel Sládeček vt [3/4] Lukáš Jelínek 11/3 6/11 11/4 11/6 (52m)
Women's final
[1] Olga Ertlová bt [2] Lucie Fialová 14/12 11/8 7/11 11/2 (41m)

New Champions crowned in Prague
Tomas Forter reports

The finals day programme started with women's final between Olga Ertlova and Lucie Fialova.

Olga started better, got to 10/6 but Lucie was able to force a tie-break only to lose the game 12/14. Olga kept the momentum in the second game and won it 11/8. In the third Olga slowed down a bit and Lucie got in control with her hard hitting and won the game.

In the fourth Olga got a great start and won comfortably. After two losses in the final in past years she was able to celebrate her first title.

"I am very happy I finally managed to win the title. I was much less nervous than last year. I played well for two games but I started to play too safe in the third.

"Lucie got back into it and started to push me. At the beginning of the fourth I said to myself I had to push hard at the start and get a good lead. I managed to do exactly that and it decided."

Olga Ertlova

"I think I didn't play too badly. It was not right tactically. Today was just not my day. Watch out for me next year."

Lucie Fialova

The men's final featured two players who never played the Nationals final before as yesterday's hero Lukas Jelinek played Pavel
Sladecek.

Lukas started very nervously. In the first four rallies he hit the tin four times which was probably more than in the whole semifinal against Jan Koukal yesterday.

Pavel played his typical high pace and was in control for the first game and a half. Lukas started to claw back in the second. Middle of the game was very intense as both players knew it was very important. Lukas finally won it and levelled.

In the third Pavel played really well. Lukas tried to push him to all four corners but Pavel was retrieving very well and when he got the chance he really made Lukas work hard. Lukas started to feel it in the third. Pavel won it and led 2/1. Fourth game was close till the middle but Lukas made a series of 5 unforced errors to give Pavel 10/5 lead. He only needed one matchball to win his first national title.

"I am very happy with this result. My goal was to reach the final. I knew I would have tough quarters against Petr Martin and it was really tough as I had to come back from 0/2 down. I was more confident against Martin Stepan in the semi as I beat him last time we played.

I was very surprised when Lukas beat Kouki. I was well preparing for the final. I was very focused and patient. Lukas made much more mistakes and that was the difference. I felt really strong mentally the whole tournament and I gave it all I had.

I improved my training after last year's nationals. I was training the
whole year with my new coach Maciej Klis."



"It's a shame. After yesterday's performance I believed I could win. Yesterday it was extremely good performance and it was very difficult to repeat it.

"Congratulations and hats off to Pavel. I don't think he ever played that well against me in the past. I was struggling with my movement from the beginning. I wasn't feeling well physically. I got tired very quickly.

"Maybe next year ..."

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Top seeds tumble in Prague
Tomas Forter reports

The tournament takes place on glass court in Prague´s biggest shopping mall Obchodni centrum Chodov and Squash Bowling Centrum.

Top 32 men and women from the Czech rankings competed in first two rounds yesterday with just a few minor upsets. Quarters and semis were played today. All quarters went to seedings but defending champion (he won 10 straight titles) Jan Koukal was pushed hard by Ondrej Ertl and had to come back from 0/2 down.

The biggest upset of the tournament came in the first men´s semifinal when Lukas Jelinek beat Jan Koukal 3/0. Lukas played very good and focused squash. Jan struggled a bit with his movement. Long rallies were played with Lukas often winning them at the front. He won the first, led in the second but Jan gave it a big push. He got the lead back but Lukas just kept pushing patiently, did not loose his head and got his reward. After Jan lost the second Lukas raced through the third to produce a biggest shock in Czech squash in last ten years.

"I am obviously very happy. It´s the best win of my life by far. In the last couple of months I played the best squash of my life so I was pretty confident I will seriously challenge him.

The second game was probably crucial. That was pretty tough. I don´t know whether it was mental or physical but it appeared as a breaking point because in the last game he wasn´t really there. I trained hard and prepared well. It is great to get reward.

There is still another match to go but this is a great chance to win so I am ready to press even further."

Tomorrow he will meet Pavel Sladecek who beat last year´s finalist Martin Stepan, meaning that the top two players were both beaten in the semis and the final will be played by two 3/4 seeds.

In the women´s event both top seeded players and top favourites Olga Ertlova and Lucie Fialova won their semis very comfortably and we expect a big battle in the final.

Tomorrow´s programme starts at 12:00 CET with women´s third place match between Hana Vagnerova and Veronika Koukalova. As Jan Koukal will not be playing for third place there will be an exhibition doubles match. Women´s final starts at 15:00 and men´s final will start at 16:00.

The whole programme will be streamed live for free at www.videosport.cz
 


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1. kolo
[1] Jan Koukal – Martin Honek 11/3/11/1 11/7
Adam Kilián – Petr Kopecký 11/7 11/6 11/4
František Komora – Jan Lempart 9/11 11/8 12/10 11/6
[7/8] Ondřej Ertl – Jan Veselý 11/4 11/9 11/9
[5/6] Jaroslav Čech – Patrik Neuvirth 11/7 8/11 8/11 11/8 11/9
Zbyněk Štandera – Patrik Schneider 11/8 11/5 11/4
Tomáš Hrázský – David Honek 6/11 11/7 12/10 11/4
[3/4] Lukáš Jelínek – Tomáš Bajgar 12/10 11/6 11/7
[3/4] Pavel Sládeček – Petr Veselý 11/1 11/2 11/4
Ondřej Pavelka – Ladislav Burián 12/14 11/9 13/11 11/8
Daniel Mekbib – Dominik Šácha 11/1 11/4 11/6
[5/6] Petr Martin – Aleš Knotek 11/2 11/9 11/2
[7/8] Jakub Kosinka – Lukáš Levinský 11/3 11/9 11/6
Roman Švec – Martin Švec 12/10 11/0 11/3
Ondřej Uherka – Jan Hráček 11/3 11/4 11/6
[2] Martin Štěpán – Aleš Král 9/11 11/9 11/8 12/10

2. kolo
[1] Jan Koukal – Adam Kilián 11/2 11/5 11/0
[7/8] Ondřej Ertl – František Komora 11/3 11/8 11/6
[5/6] Jaroslav Čech – Zbyněk Štandera 6/11 11/9 11/4 11/2
[3/4] Lukáš Jelínek - Tomáš Hrázský 11/4 9/11 11/2 11/6
[3/4] Pavel Sládeček - Ondřej Pavelka 11/9 11/6 11/2
[5/6] Petr Martin - Daniel Mekbib 11/5 11/7 11/6
Roman Švec - [7/8] Jakub Kosinka 5/11 11/6 11/6 17/15
[2] Martin Štěpán - Ondřej Uherka 10/12 11/9 11/9 11/8

Čtvrtfinále
[1] Jan Koukal - [7/8] Ondřej Ertl 3/11 7/11 11/8 11/0 11/7 72 min.
[3/4] Lukáš Jelínek - [5/6] Jaroslav Čech 11/6 11/8 11/1 22 min.
[3/4] Pavel Sládeček - [5/6] Petr Martin 10/12 8/11 11/6 11/8 11/8 59 min.
[2] Martin Štěpán - Roman Švec 12/10 9/11 11/4 11/9 42 min.

Semifinále
[3/4] Lukáš Jelínek - [1] Jan Koukal 11/8 11/8 11/3 38 min.
[3/4] Pavel Sládeček - [2] Martin Štěpán 7/11 11/4 11/5 7/11 11/5 62 min.

Ženy

[1] Olga Ertlová – Zuzana Krejčová 11/1 11/3 11/4
Karolína Uhrinová – Tereza Svobodová 8/11 11/5 11/3 11/9
Tereza Čtvrtníčková – Petra Václavková 11/5 11/3 11/7
[7/8] Anna Klimundová – Soňa Brabcová 11/4 11/5 11/5
[5/6] Veronika Jirková – Marika Doubravová 11/8 11/8 5/11 11/6
Eva Feřteková – Denisa Pelešková 11/6 11/3 11/8
Kateřina Vágnerová – Tereza Malotová 11/2 11/3 11/2
[3/4] Hana Vágnerová – Romana Adámková 11/1 11/5 11/4
[3/4] Veronika Koukalová – Olga Rathouská 11/3 11/3 11/7
Nikola Polanská – Michaela Martinová 11/7 11/6 11/1
Lenka Vlková – Adéla Unzeitigová 11/5 11/5 5/11 11/7
[5/6] Klára Janošková – Martina Bajerová 11/8 11/5 11/3
Helena Vladyková – [7/8] Denisa Tichá 11/3 11/5 9/11 11/6
Kristýna Vykouřilová – Eva Gallatová 11/5 10/12 11/3 9/11 11/7
Barbora Krejčová – Veronika Haluzová 11/7 11/2 11/4
[2] Lucie Fialová – Kateřina Straková 11/4 11/6 11/6

2. kolo
[1] Olga Ertlová – Karolína Uhrinová 11/5 11/9 11/3
[7/8] Anna Klimundová – Tereza Čtvrtníčková 13/11 6/11 11/6 11/6
Eva Feřteková - [5/6] Veronika Jirková 7/11 11/7 11/7 11/8
[3/4] Hana Vágnerová – Kateřina Vágnerová 11/4 11/9 11/5
[3/4] Veronika Koukalová – Nikola Polanská 11/5 11/7 17/15
[5/6] Klára Janošková – Lenka Vlková 13/11 11/4 11/4
Helena Vladyková – Kristýna Vykouřilová 11/13 9/11 11/5 11/2 11/5
[2] Lucie Fialová – Barbora Krejčová 11/2 11/3 11/4

Čtvrtfinále
[1] Olga Ertlová - [7/8] Anna Klimundová 11/7 11/3 11/5 26 min.
[3/4] Hana Vágnerová - Eva Feřteková 12/10 11/4 11/6 21 min.
[3/4] Veronika Koukalová - [5/6] Klára Janošková 6/11 3/11 11/6 11/6 11/8 37 min.
[2] Lucie Fialová - Helena Vladyková 11/8 11/3 11/3 16 min.

Semifinále
[1] Olga Ertlová - [3/4] Hana Vágnerová 11/7 11/8 11/6 23 min.
[2] Lucie Fialová - [3/4] Veronika Koukalová 11/7 11/4 11/4 21 min.
 

 

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