Seeds Suffer As Stoehr & Brown Excel In Montreal
5 Apr 2008
France's Isabelle Stoehr and Australian Kasey Brown will contest a surprise Women's Atwater Cup final after ditching the top two seeds in the semi-finals of the inaugural WISPA World Tour Silver squash event at Club Atwater in Montreal, Canada.
Fourth seed Stoehr, the record 11 times French national champion, outplayed Madeline Perry, the No2 seed from Ireland, 9-0, 9-7, 8-10, 9-7 to reach the 14th WISPA final of her career - only five weeks after winning the Des Pyramides Open title on home soil.
In the other semi, third seed Brown faced favourite Vanessa Atkinson for the first time since the former world champion from The Hague dismissed the Australian in last year's World Open in Madrid for the loss of just five points.
But this time Brown was in impressive form. The 22-year-old world No15 from New South Wales beat Atkinson 9-2, 3-9, 10-9, 9-1 to claim her second appearance in a WISPA Tour final this year - and the 15th of her career.