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Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Open 2018
22-27 Apr, Cape Town, South Africa, $5kx2

27-Apr, Finals: It's top seeds Svec & Fuller

Finals were completed tonight and both top seeds in the men and womenís sections emerged as Victors!

South African Alexandra Fuller clinched her 6th PSA title, 3-0, in 33 min beating fellow South African Milnay Louw in the same result as a week before where they met in the Gauteng Open.

Alex showed her class and precision in this victory and although Milnay clawed her way back from 3-8 in the 3rd game it was Alex her kept her nerve and finished off a great victory in front of her home Cape Town fans.

The no 1 seed Martin Svec from Czech Republic won his first PSA title, in his 5th final, having waited 8 years on the tour. Martin was clinical racing to a 2-0 lead, but Abhay showed his fighting spirit and backed by a home crowd that wanted the match to go the distance he rallied hard and won the 3rd and could have clinched the 4th but Martin showed his experience and backed his ability to win the 4th.

UCT Open 2018
22-27 Apr, Cape Town, South Africa, $5k
Round One
24 Apr
25 Apr
26 Apr
27 Apr
[1] Martin Svec (Cze)
11/7, 11/4, 11/1 (29m)
[wc] JP Van der Merwe (Rsa)
[1] Martin Svec

11/9, 11/9, 11/8 (34m)

[Q] Gary Wheadon
[1] Martin Svec

11/3, 13/11, 11/3 (25m)

[Q] Christo Potgieter

1st PSA title for Martin

[1] Martin Svec


11/7, 11/5, 12/14, 12/10 (50m)


[2] Abhay Singh


[6] Ben Coates (Eng)
11/7, 12/10, 11/9 (32m)
[Q] Gary Wheadon (Rsa)
[8] Blessing Muhwati (Zim)
9/11, 11/8, 13/11, 11/9 (45m)
[Q] Christo Potgieter (Rsa)
[Q] Christo Potgieter

5/11, 8/11, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7 (47m)

[4] Ondrej Uherka
[4] Ondrej Uherka (Cze)
11/2, 11/9, 11/7 (37m)
[Q] Wayne Sithole (Rsa)
[3] Alex Noakes (Eng)
11/7, 11/2 rtd (24m)
Adrian Leanza (Usa)
Adrian Leanza

11/5, 11/8, 11/9 (44m)

[7] Stuart Macgregor
[7] Stuart Macgregor

11/9, 14/12, 11/6 (43m)

[2] Abhay Singh

Ruan Oliver (Rsa)
11/8, 11/5, 11/3 (34m)
[7] Stuart Macgregor (Eng)
[Q] Jean-Pierre Brits (Rsa)
11/6, 11/8, 12/10 (39m)
[5] Kyle Finch (Eng)
[5] Kyle Finch

7/11, 11/1, 11/8, 14/12 (48m)

[2] Abhay Singh
Guhan Senthilkumar (Ind)
11/9, 11/7, 11/5 (36m)
[2] Abhay Singh (Ind)
Qualifying Finals:
Jean-Pierre Brits (Rsa) 3-0 Adam Shean (Rsa)                 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (29m)
Wayne Sithole (Rsa) 3-1 Abdulrahaman Yusuf (Ngr) 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (38m)
Gary Wheadon (Rsa) 3-2 Karim Magdy (Egy)   0-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7 (61m)
Christo Potgieter (Rsa) 3-1 Gareth Naidoo (Rsa)       11-8, 11-8, 2-11, 11-7 (35m)
UCT Open 2018
22-27 Apr, Cape Town, South Africa, $5k
Round One
24 Apr
25 Apr
26 Apr
27 Apr
[1] Alexandra Fuller (Rsa)
11/2, 11/1, 11/8 (17m)
[LL] Bongi Seroto (Rsa)
[1] Alexandra Fuller

11/7, 11/2, 11/8 (13m)

[6] Salma Youssef
[1] Alexandra Fuller

11/1, 11/7, 11/2 (18m)

[4] Nazihah Hanis

6th PSA title for Alex

[1] Alexandra Fuller


11/5, 11/9, 11/8 (33m)


[2] Milnay Louw



[6] Salma Youssef (Egy)
11/7, 11/5, 11/8 (16m)
Juanette Le Roux (Rsa)
[7] Winifer Bonilla (Gua)
11/2, 5/11, 11/9, 11/6 (30m)
Karen Blom (Rsa)
[7] Winifer Bonilla

11/6, 6/11, 11/4, 11/5 (28m)

[4] Nazihah Hanis
[4] Nazihah Hanis (Mas)
11/3, 11/2, 11/8 (15m)
[Q] Shelomi Truter (Rsa)
[Q] Katie Mayhew (Rsa)
9/11, 11/1, 11/6, 11/8 (26m)
[3] Jelena Dutina (Srb)
[Q] Katie Mayhew

11/5, 11/3, 18/16 (20m)

Cheyna Tucker
Cheyna Tucker

11/4, 11/4, 11/4 (22m)

[2] Milnay Louw

Sacha West (Rsa)
11/9, 11/5, 11/9 (21m)
Cheyna Tucker (Rsa)
[Q] Barbara Vintcent (Rsa)
11/6, 11/5, 9/11, 11/9 (31m)
[5] Makgosi Peloakgosi (Rsa)
[5] Makgosi Peloakgosi

11/4, 11/1, 11/3 (21m)

[2] Milnay Louw
[Q] Reese Bain (Rsa)
11/1, 11/2, 11/5 (19m)
[2] Milnay Louw (Rsa)
Qualifying Finals:

Katie Mayhew (Rsa) 3-1 Sharon Bender (Rsa)        11-4, 18-16, 10-12, 11-7 (41m)
Barbara Vintcent (Rsa) w/o Siyoli Waters (Rsa)
Shelomi Truter (Rsa) 3-2 Lara Valster (Rsa) 12-14, 14-12, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5 (40m)
Reese Bain (Rsa) 3-0 Bongi Seroto (Rsa)                        11-9, 11-8, 11-5 (31m)
26-Apr, Semis

Semi-Finals were completed tonight and both top seeds in the men and womenís sections will meet each other in the finals.

After so many epic encounters in the menís draw with matches going the distance it was surprising that the top seeds did not drop games on their way to victory.

In the womenís section the top 2 seeds once again demonstrated their dominance needing only 18 min and 22 min to complete the matches.

This means the crowds will be looking forward to 2 great finals with the best 2 players of the tournament going head to head.

South Africans Alexandra Fuller and Milnay Louw on their way into the womenís finals and Martin Svec and Abhay Singh, top 2 seeds progressing to the menís final.
25-Apr, Quarters

Quarter-Finals were completed tonight and a few interesting results were noted. South African qualifier Christo Potgieter emerged as the last South African standing in the menís draw with an epic 3-2 win over the no 4 seed, the top 2 seeds also progressed through with some entertaining squash.

This matches up Christo and Martin with the same semi-final encounter they had a week ago at the Gauteng Open, Christo lost that 3-0 so it will be interesting to see if he can turn that result around.

Both Stuart and Abhay were losing quarter-finalists last week and will be happy to have made it through to the semi-finals.

In the womenís draw the top 2 seeds eased into the Semi-finals, both not having lost a game which was the case last week as well and both look set to meet each other in the finals which the local crowds would be thrilled to see.

24-Apr, Round One

Round One was completed tonight and a few interesting results were noted.

Gary Wheadon upset the no 6 seed from England and so did veteran Christo Potgieter beating the no 8 seed. Adrian Leanza caused the biggest menís upset of the night beating the no 3 seed Alex Noakes from England who had to withdraw in the 3rd game.

In the womenís draw local girl Katie Mayhew from Cape Town surprised many beating the no 3 seed from Serbia in 26 min.

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