Mueller & Wall Win German Junior Open Titles

1 May 08

Switzerland's Nicolas Mueller and the host nation's Sina Wall captured the trophies in the German Junior U19 Open after contrasting wins in the finals of the European Squash Federation Junior Circuit event in Munich.

The men's final produced a revenge win for top seed Mueller over Gregoire Marche, who lost to the Frenchman in March's European Junior U19 Championship final in Norway.

But the 18-year-old from near Zurich twice had to stem fight-backs by Marche before beating the second seed 9-3, 1-9, 9-2, 6-9, 9-1 in the pair's fourth successive meeting in the final of an ESF Junior event.

Sina Wall was also seeded to win the women's event - but the 18-year-old from Munich faced surprise opponent Olivia Blatchford, the third seed from the USA, in the final.

Blatchford made her breakthrough by beating Germany's Lisa Marie Sedlmeier in the semi-finals - but she was no match for her opponent in the final as Wall went through to win 9-4, 10-8, 9-2.

Men's Final:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt [2] Gregoire Marche (FRA) 9-3, 1-9, 9-2, 6-9, 9-1

Women's Final:
[1] Sina Wall (GER) bt [3] Olivia Blatchford (USA) 9-4, 10-8, 9-2