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 German National Squash Champs  22-25 May 2015  Wurzburg  

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TODAY at the German Nationals
Mon 25th, Day FOUR, Finals Day:

B Final  

[14] Robin Ebert 3-1 [1] Simon Krewel 11/7, 11/8, 6/11, 11/9

3rd/4th Playoffs

[1] Franziska Hennes 3-0 [6] Silvia Schnellreider 11/8, 11/9, 11/5

[2] Raphael Kandra 3-0 [5] Valentin Rapp   11/5, 11/1, 11/6

Finals:

[5] Sina Wall 3-0 [2] Annika Wiese   11/4, 11/6, 11/4 (22m)

[1] Simon Rosner 3-1 [3] Jens Schoor  11/1, 9/11, 11/9, 11/2 (66m)
  

Sina regains the title

Sina Wall followed up yesterday's win over the defending champion with a commanding performance against second seed Annike Wiese to claim the National title for a second time.

The first few points were a little nervy with both players making mistakes, but Sina settled quickly and assumed control, moving from 2-all in the first to take it 11-4.

The pattern continued in the next two, Annika unable to get a foothold in the match and being caught out time and again by Sina's boasts.

Taking the title on her second match ball, there were no big celebrations, just a relieved and satisfied smile from the new champion.

"It seems a long wait since 2011," said Sina, "I couldn't defend the title through injury in 2012, so it feels great to be National Champion again!

"I was a bit nervous at the start, but I found my rhythm and started to play some good shots and put her under pressure."


Next up for Sina is the European individuals in Bratislava where she is a 5/8 seed.

 

It's nine for Simon

When eight-time defending champion Simon Rosner took the first game 11-1 and led 8-1 in the second, it seemed that another quick final weas on the cards.

But Jens Schoor, who won yesterday's semi-final 12-10 in the fifth, fought back strongly. In the first game and a half he struggled to get involved in any significant rallies, but slowly he started to get well and truly into the match.

As Jens started to reduce the deficit there were a number of referee decision that Simon - and it seemed a big chunk of the crowd too - found puzzling, and it seemed to get to him as the favourite hit a number of uncharacteristic tins for good positions.

Jens took advantage, got as close at 7-8 and then from 9-7 took four points in a row - three of them tins by Rosner - to level the match.

The third was just as tight, and just as hard fought. Simon led 6-3 and 8-5 but again Jens fought back, levelling at 8-all and 9-all but this time Jens made the crucial errors, giving away a stroke and then volleying into the tin as Simon retook the lead.

A good start to the fourth seemed to settle Simon, and from 4-0 he seemed to exert the same sort of control he did in the early stages of the match. Playing accurate and unflustered squash he pulled away and took the game 11-2 to secure a ninth title in a row.

"It feels pretty special, not only to win a ninth title, but to do it at home as well, with my organising the event," said Simon.

~"There was some extra pressure on me this year being at home and with my family being involved, I was a little nervous but glad I could come through that.

"My main emphasis is on my world ranking but that's gone pretty well this season too, so to finish a long, tough and successful season like this feels really good.

"Thanks to all my family for putting so much into this, they all helped make this happen and that's what we need, everyone pulling together to push the sport forward.

"I'm proud of winning the title again, but also proud of my family."

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