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  • Tania Bailey Wins Second and Sustains Injury at Manor Open

     
    Tania Bailey (third from left) after winning second place at the 2011 BSBA Boston Open
    English squash player Tania Bailey had to concede during the fifth and final match against Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) at the 2011 Manor Open due to an unknown injury she sustained during the fourth.
    After surpassing Belen Etchechoury (ARG), Nada Elkalaawy (EGY), and Birgit Coufal (AUT), Bailey found herself facing the eighty-third ranked Perry who won two matches pushing the game into a fifth. But something was noticeably different about Bailey who arduously chose to cut the match short, which meant taking home second-place.
    Bailey is no stranger to injury having torn a hole in her knee last year during the 2011 Women's World Team Championship in Palmerston, North New Zealand. The ensuing surgery forced her to spend the majority of the year in recovery. Yet she managed to make a triumphant return in September at the Carol Weymuller Open where she won first place and her sixth WISPA world title.
    No news on the severity of her injury or how it will affect her early appearances on the 2012 WISPA World Tour schedule. Harrow Sports wishes her a speedy recovery.
    Manor Open 2011
    1st Round: vs. Belen Etchechoury (ARG) 11/4, 11/7, 11/2
    Quarter-Finals: vs. Nada Elkalaawy (EGY) 11/5, 11/2, 11/4
    Semi-Finals: vs. Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11/4, 8/11, 11/4, 11/1
    Final: vs. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 8/11, 11/8, 8/11, 12/10, 8/5 ret.

     

  • Brown Rises to #5 and Weleily to #7 in WISPA World Rankings

     

    Brown (Right) v. Duncalf, Photo credit: worldsquash.org
    Last month was an exciting time for Harrow’s women squash players as a few managed to take home hard-earned titles, and many succeeded in raising their Women’s International Squash Player’s Association World rankings.

    Raneem El Weliely (EGY) continued to prove herself as runner-up to Nicol David (MAS)at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, where Kasey Brown managed to reach round two in the tournament, and number five on WISPA’s world rankings.

    England’s Tania Bailey won her sixth WISPA title and first tournament since 2009 at the Coronation London Open last week after breezing through Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY), Tesni Evans (WAL), Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG), and Cigany Sillevis (NED).

     
    Tania Bailey, Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk

    1st round: Tania Bailey (ENG) v. Cigany Sillevis (NED) 11-3, 11-3, 11,-3

    Quarter-Finals: v. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
    Semi-finals: V. Tesni Evans (WAL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
    Final: v. Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY) 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-2
    Korea’s Ahn Eun Chan, also took home her second trophy this year by winning the Women’s Indian Summer Tournament in St. Paul  a mere sixth months after capturing  the biggest WISPA World Squash Tour title ever won by a Korean at the Women’s Black Knight Open in Perth, Australia.

     
    Ahn Chan (R) Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk

    1st Round: Maria Fernanda Rivera (MEX) 11-4, 11-23, 11-3

    Quarter-finals: Celia Allamargot (FRA) 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
    Semi-Finals: Alex Clark (SCO) 7-11, 12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 14-2
    Final: Zephanie Curgenven (ENG( 11-12, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6
    As for the rest of Harrow’s players, they succeeded in substantially raising their position on the squash charts. See below for honorable mentions.

    Updated WISPA World Rankings
    Nov
    Dec
    +
    Kasey Brown
    AUS
    6
    5
    1
    Raneem El Weleily
    EGY
    8
    7
    1
    Samantha Terán
    MEX
    17
    13
    4
    Gaby Huber
    SUI
    32
    30
    2
    Victoria Lust
    ENG
    31
    30
    1
    Coline Aumard
    FRA
    71
    56
    15
    Alexandra Norman
    CAN
    64
    63
    1
    Samantha Cornett
    CAN
    46
    44
    2
    Olga Ertlova
    CZE
    49
    48
    1
    Ahn Eun Chan
    KOR
    63
    53
    10
    Megan Craig
    NZL
    123
    84
    39
  • Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open 2011 Wrap Up

     
    Raneem El Weleily and Nicol David
    The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open wrapped up yesterday at the Hong Kong Squash Center in China with exciting results for some of Harrow’s players.
    Eighth-ranked Raneem El Weleily (EGY) managed to overtake Sina Wall (GER), Madeline Perry (IRL), Joey Chan (HKG), and Low Wee Wern (MAS) to reunite with her frequent rival, Nicol David  (MAL) in the finals where she fought her way up to second place.

    “I played a good tournament, she told Squash Stars it’s been a great weekend [and] I’m happy to be the runner up.”

    What also makes the 22-year-old athlete happy is finally getting a break from the court—at least for a little while. “Now, I’m off for a while, a long long while,” she said. “I don’t want to see a squash racket, a squash court, a ball, anyone. I just want to have fun…and by the beginning of the year…we have two tournaments coming up in the US [so I’ll be] getting ready for those."
     
    Kasey Brown
     
    Raneem El Weleily:
    Round One: Sina Wall (GER) 11/6, 11/4, 11/7
    Round Two:Madeline Perry  (IRL) 11/7, 11/7, 11/8
    Quarters: Joey Chan (HKG) 11/7, 11/3, 7/11, 9/11, 11/8
    Semis: Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11/6, 9/11, 11/3, 11/9
    Final: Nicol David (MAL): 11/5, 11/4, 11/9

    Kasey Brown:
    Round One: Melody Francis (AUS) 11/5, 11/6, 11/7

    Round Two: Joey Chan (HKG)  11/8, 11/5, 11/8
  • Raneem El Weleily Wins Carol Weymuller Open

    Harrow Sports would like to congratulate Raneem El Weleily (EGY) on her substantial win at the Gold 45 Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, New York. Not only did Weleily, who is one of Harrow’s sponsored squash players, finally overtake England’s Jennifer Duncalf to win the overall event— including the biggest prize of her career, but she also scored the highest ranking of her professional career, shooting from number 12 to seven [3] on the Women’s International Squash Player’s (WISPA) official world rankings.
    Duncalf, who is Great Britain’s top female squash player and last year’s Carol Weymuller Open champion, was favored to win once again—that is, until Weleily arrived ready to take the lead.
    Harrow racquet in hand, she went full-strength and managed to win all three games against the world number 2, at 11/7, 15/13 and 11/4.
    Weleily is currently competing in the 2011 U.S. World Open from Oct. 2-3 in Philadelphia.

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