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CAC Open 2018
01-06 May, Concourse AC, Sandy Springs, USA, $15kx2

FINALS:
Whitlock and Hanson lift CAC titles

After a long week of fantastic squash, the CAC Squash Open 2018 came to a close with the finals of Emily Whitlock v Millie Tomlinson, and Todd Harrity v Chris Hanson being the event to watch for the day. Ahmed Hosny was the referee for the day after being taken out by Todd the day before.

We had a great afternoon of matches to be played and the audience were all waiting in anticipation filling the seats waiting to see Emily and Millie play the first final of the day.

Once Whitlock and Tomlinson started the match, it was clear from the outset that Millie was determined to chip away at fellow English team mate Whitlock with some fantastic rallies and well earned rallies being played. Tomlinson took a good start but Whitlock started the grind and pulled it back to take control of the game. Whitlock took the first 11-9.

Second game, Tomlinson dug deep and pushed Whitlock around again hoping to open up some opportunities to attack and take control but again Whitlock got into her strides and controlled the game taking the 2nd 11-9 before eventually going on again into the 3rd more composed and control winning 11-7.

After the match, Whitlock said: "It was a great tournament and one of the first events of equal pay in the South-East of the USA and one that I am looking forward to playing again. Thank you to Rob Wilkins for hosting this event and we all look forward to his next tournament."

Next match of the day was Todd Harrity and Chris Hanson, the all American final. Both players looked very sharp and ready to go as they started the match.

Hanson looked very composed and truly worked the rallies well with his South-Paw game on Harrity's backhand side. There were some fantastic shots and true control by Hanson as he stepped off court taking the first 11-6. Harrity went back on court and started to get on top of taking a good demanding lead before Hanson got some beautiful shots and started to pull back the control before taking the game 11-9.

3rd game, both players started off strong with Hanson looking to finish the match on this game, but Harrity changed it up and was much more aggressive in finishing the ball taking the 3rd 9-11.

4th game saw Hanson just on fire with great rallies, fantastic composer under pressure working his opponent around the court opening up some great winners before finally taking the last game 11-9. This is the first time in 14 years that Hanson has beaten his fellow team mate.

Hanson said: "I am thrilled to win the match, especially since we have been playing each other for 14 years and this is my first win. I was a great tournament and I would like to thank everyone that helped me get here today"

Rob Wilkins the CAC Squash Director had this to say: "Overall the tournament was a great success and was a great honor to be the first event in the South-East of the US with an equally paid tournament. We always had the goal of creating something a bit different and we wanted to start with a good, strong event with a great audience to watch.

"I am delighted to have had the opportunity to work with PSA in bringing the tournament to Atlanta and plans are already underway on a much larger circuit event for next season. Thank you to our sponsors and patrons for making this event happen and special thanks goes to our Primary Sponsors Keith Clemens and Hutkay.Fit for making my dream a reality".

CAC Open 2018
01-06 May, Concourse AC, Sandy Springs, USA, $15k
Round One
03 May 
Quarters
04 May
Semis
05 May
Final
06 May
[1] Josh Masters (Eng)
11/4, 10/12, 11/7, 11/5
Shahjahan Khan (Pak)
[1] Josh Masters

11/9, 14/12, 11/9

[8] Chris Hanson
[8] Chris Hanson

12/14, 11/4, 11/8, 11/4

[7] Jesus Camacho

[8] Chris Hanson

 

11/6, 11/9, 9/11, 11/9

 

[2] Todd Harrity

[8] Chris Hanson (Usa)
11/9, 11/7, 11/5
[wc] Adewale Amao (Ngr)
[7] Jesus Camacho (Mex)
12/10, 1/11, 11/3, 11/4
[Q] Reuben Phillips (Eng)
[7] Jesus Camacho

11/8, 11/9, 11/8

[3] Richie Fallows
[3] Richie Fallows (Eng)
12/10, 11/2, 12/10
Charles Sharpes (Eng)
[Q] Ahmed Hosny (Egy)
12/10, 11/9, 11/8
[4] Vikram Malhotra (Ind)
[Q] Ahmed Hosny

11/8, 12/10, 8/11, 9/11, 11/5

[6] Mahesh Mangaonkar
[Q] Ahmed Hosny

11/4, 11/5, 11/5

[2] Todd Harrity

[Q] Sam Fenwick (Wal)
11/4, 11/5, 11/3
[6] Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind)
Faraz Khan (Usa)
11/7, 9/11, 9/11, 11/7, 11/5
[5] Chris Binnie (Jam)
[5] Chris Binnie

11/3, 11/2, 11/5

[2] Todd Harrity
[Q] Mohamed Nabil (Egy)
11/7, 11/7, 11/7
[2] Todd Harrity (Usa)
Qualifying:

Finals:
Reuben Phillips (Eng) 3-0 Chris Longman (Eng)           11-8, 11-4, 11-4
Mohamed Nabil (Egy) 3-0 Galen Le Cheminant (Ggy)   12-10, 11-6, 11-2
Sam Fenwick (Wal) 3-0 Jamie Ruggiero (Usa)             11-5, 11-3, 11-7
Ahmed Hosny (Egy) 3-0 Charles Culhane (Usa)                       1-0 rtd

Round One:
Reuben Phillips (Eng)   bye
Chris Longman (Eng) 3-0 Justin Mather (Usa)                         11-6, 11-8, 11-3
Galen Le Cheminant (Ggy) 3-0 Jason Hua (Usa)                       11-9, 11-8, 11-6
Mohamed Nabil (Egy) 3-0 Tommy Rankin (Usa)                         11-6, 11-8, 11-9
Sam Fenwick (Wal) 3-0 Arshad Iqbal Burkhi (Pak)                   11-7, 11-5, 12-10
Jamie Ruggiero (Usa) 3-2 Joong-Won Hwang (Kor)  4-11, 11-9, 11-9, 4-11, 13-11
Charles Culhane (Usa) 3-0 Faisal Riaz (Pak)                             11-7, 11-2, 11-3
Ahmed Hosny (Egy) 3-0 Gabriel Bassil (Usa)                          11-6, 11-8, 12-10
CAC Open 2018
01-06 May, Concourse AC, Sandy Springs, USA, $15k
Round One
03 May
Quarters
04 May
Semis
05 May
Final
06 May
[1] Emily Whitlock (Eng)
11/5, 11/6, 11/2
[Q] Nessrine Ariffin (Mas)
[1] Emily Whitlock

11/7, 11/6, 11/6

[5] Lucy Turmel
[1] Emily Whitlock

16/18, 11/5, 11/9, 11/7

[4] Ho Tze-Lok

[1] Emily Whitlock

 

11/9, 11/9, 11/7

 

[2] Millie Tomlinson

[5] Lucy Turmel (Eng)
11/9, 11/8, 11/3
[wc] Zara Dominguez (Mex)
[6] Ineta Mackevica (Lat)
11/7, 11/9, 5/11, 8/11, 12/10
[Q] Lucy Beecroft (Eng)
[6] Ineta Mackevica

12/10, 11/5, 8/11, 8/11, 11/2
[4] Ho Tze-Lok
[4] Ho Tze-Lok (Hkg)
11/2, 11/7, 11/4
[Q] Maria Lopez (Ecu)
Wee Nee Low (Mas)
11/7, 11/4, 11/4
[3] Haley Mendez (Usa)
[3] Haley Mendez

11/8, 11/6, 11/2

[8] Anna Kimberley
[3] Haley Mendez

11/6, 11/7, 11/5

[2] Millie Tomlinson

Tiffany Hau (Usa)
11/1, 11/2, 11/5
[8] Anna Kimberley (Eng)
[Q] Heba Nossier (Usa)
11/9, 11/6, 11/3
[7] Diana Garcia (Mex)
[7] Diana Garcia

11/4, 11/6, 11/7

[2] Millie Tomlinson
Marina Stefanoni (Usa)
11/6, 11/2, 11/1
[2] Millie Tomlinson (Eng)
Qualifying:

Nessrine Ariffin (Mas)    bye
Lucy Beecroft (Eng) w/o Monica Alfons (Egy?)
Maria Lopez (Ecu) 3-2 Marie Stephan (Fra)        7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7
Heba Nossier (Usa)      bye

Semi-Finals:
All-English and all-American finals set in Sandy Springs

Semi Finals took place this afternoon with a full house of players and squash players all looking to finding a place to sit or stand to watch these matches. It was great to see so many new faces taking interest in the high level play seen today.

Emily Whitlock and Ho Tze-Lok started today's match with a fantastic display of fighting spirit with the first game going 18-16 to Ho. It was a hard fought first game and it could be seen by Emily and Coach Phil Whitlock going through the next game's strategy. Emily went back on court with a new strategy and then comfortably went through Ho in the second game.

It was an exciting display of skill and great strategy by Whitlock and the crowd were so impressed with how great the level of play was. 3rd and 4th games were very much the same when Emily settled in winning the match 3-1.

Todd Harrity and Ahmed Hosny were next matches on. Todd was set from game 1 applying the pressure to the Egyptian and not easing off taking a comfortable win into the Finals 11-4, 11-5 and 11-5. Great display of sportsmanship.

Millie Tomlinson took on Haley Mendez. Haley played a great game and really pushed Millie around the court for the first few points, until Tomlinson got into the game and started building her rallies and taking control of the game. Millie kept Haley contained throughout most of the match taking a comfortable win 3-0 in the finals.

Final match of the evening was Jesus Camacho against the American Chris Hanson. Jesus played a great first game taking it 14-12. Jesus looked set to make a big upset, but Chris came into the second game determined to take the lead quickly and won the 2nd 11-4. Despite a big push back from Jesus, the Mexican just could not get past the American's well refined game with Chris keeping up the pace not slowing down and took the final 2 games 11-8 and 11-4.

Tomorrow will be the finals with the number 1 and 2 seeds Emily Whitlock and Millie Tomlinson going for the title at 2p.m. Shortly after it is an all American final with Todd Harrity and Chris Hanson going head to head at 3p.m.

Quarter-Finals:
Hanson, Harrity and Mendez keep home hopes alive


Quarter finals kicked off in true steam today with both 5pm matches going the distance in 3-2 matches.

Mahesh Mangaonkar went up against Ahmed Hosny in a forceful demonstration of squash both Physically and mentally. Eventually both players settled into the match and got on with some great squash and some excellent points. Ahmed took the lead early 11-8, 12-10 before Mahesh settled in and pushed back taking the 3rd and 4th 11-8, 11-9.

Both players went into the 5th desperate to take the win to advance into the Semi-finals tomorrow and could be heard around the club scrapping for every point. Ahmed screamed to a flying start not letting off the pressure against Mahesh before taking the game 11-5.

Understandably Mahesh left disappointed to the grit of the Egyptian player.

Whitlock and Turmel played a clean and professional match with Lucy scrumming to Whitlock's game style 11-7, 11-6, 11-6.

Hanson took on Joshua Masters as the last match of the evening. Both Chris and Joshua took an aggressive start to the games with the crowds behind trying to find a space to sit and watch.

Chris started off strong and pushed Joshua around the court with his strong and controlled game taking the first 11-9. Second game Joshua pushed back hard but the American had an answer for this and controlled the tempo and pace of the game to take the 2nd 14-12 and then going into the third winning 11-9 ending the matches for tonight.

Under way at Sandy Springs

Day One of the CAC Squash Open started today with over 30 players on courts getting ready for the week ahead. We had members watching our players warming up and doing their routines ready to start with qualifying.

At 5p.m we kicked off with some great matches and some upsets. Justin Mather and Chris Longman started off our tournament with a 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 win to Chris Longman. Local Spot Galen Le Cheminant played Jason Hua with a 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 win to Galen.

Jamie Ruggiero and Jong-Won Hwang played a mammoth 80min match with both players desperate for the win. Jong-Won fought hard but eventually Jamie dug deep to take the win 13-11 in the 5th.

Qualifying finals are tonight, with the women's event also getting under way.
 

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