• Jersey Squash Classic • 02-06 May 2017 • St Clement, Jersey •



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[1] Iker Pajares (Esp) 3-1 [2] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)
              9/11, 11/2, 11/3, 11/3 (46m)

[1] Milou van der Heijden (Ned) 3-1 [Q] Lisa Aitken (Sco)
               11/4, 11/7, 9/11, 11/9 (38m)

Milou and Iker conquer in St Clement

The 2017 Jersey Classic titles were captured by top seeds Milou van der Heijden and Iker Pajares after they completed four game wins in the finals at Jersey Squash and Racketball Club.

Van der Heijden claimed her sixth career PSA title as she beas Scottish qualifier Lisa Aitken. In control for the first two games, Milou couldn’t contain a determined fightback by Lisa in the third, but steadied to move ahead again in the fourth.

Another fightback from Lisa saw he level at 9-all, but the final two point went the Dutch number one’s way to seal the match.

“I think I played well in the first two games,” said a delighted winner.

"Lisa put me under a lot of pressure in the third and fourth, I was glad to te able to finish it off in four.

“It’s been a really good tournament, Jersey, the club, the crowd have all been great, although at times today I felt as though I was playing a Jersey player!

“Looking forward to a good rest now, getting ready for the World Games in July.”

Pajares took on second seed Jaymie Haycocks, 12 year his senior and with much more squash in his legs after three five-game wins on the way to the final. That didn’t seem to affect Jaymie in the first game though, as he stayed ahead throughout to take the lead 11/9.

The young Spaniard took charge from the outset of the second though, playing determined squash at a relentless pace, and the Englishman had no answer as Pajares took the next three games for the loss of a handful of points.

“Maybe I’ll try playing less games before the final next time,” joked Jaymie, “but he played very well after the first.”

Pajares was delighted: “Over the moon to win a second title this month,” he beamed, “I knew I had to make it hard for Jaymie at the start, he had a lot of squash in his legs.

“After losing the first I really focused, tried to play fast and low, and felt very confident in my game and my shots.

“Now it’s time for a rest before my next tournament in Switzerland. It’s been a great event, thanks to Nick, Jersey Squash and all the sponsors for putting it on - Jersey, the Club, the Tournament, everything was perfect and I’ll be back!”


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