Czech National Championships 2011
08-10 Apr, Prague
|Finals day report from Tomas
The programme started with women's 3rd place match. Veronika
Koukalova showed her experience when she beat 15 year old
Kristina Alexova 12/10 16/14 11/6 in 27 minutes.
[5/6] Veronika Koukalova bt Kristyna Alexova
12/10, 16/14 , 11/6 (27 min.)
Men's 3rd place match went full distance. Lukas Jelinek beat
Pavel Sladecek 6/11 11/9 6/11 11/6 11/9 in 69 minutes of
good and very competitive squash.
[3/4] Lukas Jelinek bt Pavel Sladecek
6/11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/6, 11/9 (69 min.)
The crowd enjoyed an exhibition match of former top 10
players between Joe Kneipp and Simon Parke. Joe won 2/1
after some very entertaining rallies.
final was expected to be close and you can't get it any
Lucie Fialova beat Olga Ertlova 10/12 14/12 11/6 10/12 12/10
in the longest match of the tournament which lasted for 93
Olga was able to save 3 matchballs in the fourth game when
she came back from 7/10 to 12/10. The fifth was close all
the way to 7/7.
Olga won next two points to get 9/7 but Lucie won next three
rallies to earn 4th matchball. Olga saved it with perfect
Lucie got her 5th matchball at 11/10 and this time she used
it when Olga did not volley her serve which died in the back
 Lucie Fialova bt  Olga Ertlova
12/10 ,12/14, 11/6, 10/12, 12/10 (93 min.)
final was a repeat of last year with the same result. Petr
Martin fought well but Jan Koukal proved he is still by far
the best player of our country and won his 12th national
 Jan Koukal bt  Petr Martin
11/6, 11/6, 11/8 (33 min.)