Youngsters dominate ladies Mozart Open

Three players aged under 19 will compete at the Mozart Open semifinal on friday on the all-glasscourt at EUROPARK Salzburg shopping mall. These are Haya Ali, Torrie Malik and Malak Khafagy. Unseeded Haya Ali (EGY, WRL 117) caused for an upset by beating last year’s runner-up and third seed Katerina Tycova (GER, WRL 94) in straight games. She will meet second seed Malak Khafagy (EGY, WRL 80) in an all-Egyptian semifinal on friday.

The second semfinal will be an all-British affair between top-seed Torrie Malik (ENG, WRL 85) and fourth seed Alison Thomson (SCO, WRL 92). Both players won their quarterfinal matches comfortably 3/0.

Indeed, all four quarterfinal matches were pretty one sided and decided in three games. Unfortunately also Austria’s only left player Jacqueline Peychär could not win a game and lost against a strong Torrie Malik.

Here are the full restults of the quarterfinals:

15:45 [1] Torrie Malik (ENG, WRL 85) – [6] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT, WRL 110) 11/7, 11/4, 11/5 22min
16:45 [4] Alison Thomson (SCO, WRL 92) – [5] Lea Barbeau (FRA, WRL 109) –  11/5, 11/3, 11/6 25min
17:45 Haya Ali (EGY, WRL 117) – [3] Katerina Tycova (GER, WRL 94) –  11/5, 11/4, 11/7, 23 min
18:45 [2] Malak Khafagy (EGY, WRL 80) – [7] Sofía Mateos (ESP, WRL 113) – 11/6, 11/8, 11/4 20min

Semifinal line up for Friday:

18:30: [1] Torrie Malik (ENG, WRL 85) – [4] Alison Thomson (SCO, WRL 92)
19:30: [2] Malak Khafagy (EGY, WRL 80) – Haya Ali (EGY, WRL 117)

There will be more schools visiting the Kids & School Days before the semifinals on Friday. By the end of the weeks approximatly 250 juniors have joined the free programme. Also the junior section of the Squash Club 80 Salzburg will show their skills during their coaching clinics.

There will be a livescore offered again. Attendance is as always free of charge!