English Double In Swiss Junior Open

11 Dec 12

Richie Fallows and Victoria Temple Murray pulled off an unexpected English double in the Swiss Junior Open Squash Championships after winning the U19 titles in the European Squash Federation Junior Circuit event at the Tennis & Squash Center Sihltal in Zurich.

Top seed Fallows reached the final as expected - but his opponent Joel Makin, a 9/16 seed from Wales, upset second seed Claudio Pinto and sixth-seeded Dane Thomas Laursen to reach the climax against expectation.

And the 18-year-old Welshman took the opening game - but favourite Fallows fought back to clinch the title, winning 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in 59 minutes to add the Swiss to the Nordic Junior U19 Open trophy he won in October.

The favourite also reached the women's U19 final - but this time Finn Emilia Soini was unable to walk away with the title.

The 17-year-old from Espoo faced second seed Victoria Temple Murray - but the 18-year-old from Exeter was too strong, winning 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5 in 41 minutes to keep the trophy in England hands for the second year in a row.

Men's U19 quarter-finals:
[1] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt Angus Gillams (ENG) 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8
[5] Lyell Fuller (ENG) bt [4] Saad Shahid (PAK) 11-6, 11-2, 11-2
[6] Thomas Laursen (DEN) bt Felix Auer (GER) 9-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) bt [2] Claudio Pinto (POR) 6-11, 12-10, 11-5, 13-11
Semi-finals:
[1] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [5] Lyell Fuller (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
[9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) bt [6] Thomas Laursen (DEN) 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5
Final:
[1] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [9/16] Joel Makin (WAL) 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (59m)

Women's U19 quarter-finals:
[1] Emilia Soini (FIN) bt [9/16] Lily Taylor (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9
[4] Kristyna Alexova (CZE) bt [9/16] Breanne Flynn (IRL) 11-7, 11-7, 11-9
[3] Anna Kimberley (ENG) bt [6] Hannah Williams (ENG) 11-5, 12-10, 12-10
[2] Victoria Temple Murray (ENG) bt [7] Fiona Murphy (WAL) 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
Semi-finals:
[1] Emilia Soini (FIN) bt [4] Kristyna Alexova (CZE) 11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-4
[2] Victoria Temple Murray (ENG) bt [3] Anna Kimberley (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 4-11, 12-10
Final:
[2] Victoria Temple Murray (ENG) bt [1] Emilia Soini (FIN) 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5 (41m)