Olli Offers Nordic Interest In Swedish Open Quarters
9 Feb 2007
Olli Tuominen extended Nordic interest through to the quarter-finals of the Case Swedish Open after despatching France's Jean-Michel Arcucci in straight games in the first round of the 3-star PSA Tour event in Linköping, Sweden.
But there will be local interest in the women's Zack Swedish Open when Stockholm sisters Lovisa Forstadius and Anna-Carin Forstadius battle against English opponents in the last eight of the WISPA World Tour event.
Tuominen, the Finnish number one who is third seed in the men's event, defeated unseeded Arcucci 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and will now face sixth seed Liam Kenny for a place in the semi-finals after the Irishman beat England's Stacey Ross 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.
Australia's top seed David Palmer, the world champion from Lithgow in New South Wales, had a comfortable 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 win over Egyptian qualifier Amr Swelim. The Belgium-based 30-year-old will now meet Alister Walker after the No7 seed was taken to two tie-break games by fellow Englishman Jonathan Harford before quashing the qualifier 11-8, 11-10 (2-0), 11-10 (2-0).
Lovisa Forstadius caused a notable upset in the women's first round when she beat England's NO8 seed Carrie Hastings 9-0, 9-5, 9-1. The 19-year-old, in her WISPA Tour event debut, will now face another English opponent, second seed Georgina Stoker who crushed compatriot Selina Sinclair 9-1, 9-0, 9-0.
Men's 1st round:
 David Palmer (AUS) bt [Q] Amr Swelim (EGY) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
 Alister Walker (ENG) bt [Q] Jonathan Harford (ENG) 11-8, 11-10 (2-0), 11-10 (2-0)
 Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Jean-Michel Arcucci (FRA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
 Liam Kenny (IRL) bt Stacey Ross (ENG) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
 Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [Q] Chris Ryder (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
 Alex Gough (WAL) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-10 (3-1), 11-4, 11-8
 Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Christian Drakenberg (SWE) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6
 Karim Darwish (EGY) bt [Q] Alex Stait (ENG) 11-4, 11-6, 11-9
Women's 1st round:
 Georgina Stoker (ENG) bt Selina Sinclair (ENG) 9-1, 9-0, 9-0
Lovisa Forstadius (SWE) bt  Carrie Hastings (ENG) 9-0, 9-5, 9-1
 Margriet Huisman (NED) bye
 Lotte Eriksen (NOR) bt Lauren Selby (ENG) 9-8, 6-9, 9-7, 9-5
 Anna-Carin Forstadius (SWE) bye
 Kirsty McPhee (ENG) bt Victoria Lust (ENG) 9-0, 10-9, 9-5
 Daniela Schumann (GER) bye
 Line Hansen (DEN) bt Cajsa-Marie Gulin (SWE) 9-0, 9-1, 9-0