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Israel Herzliya Open 2018
28 Feb - 04 Mar, Israel, $5k

 

Israel Herzliya Open 2018
28 Feb - 04 Mar, Israel, $5k
Round One
01 Mar
Quarters
02 Mar
Semis
03 Mar
Final
04 Mar
[1] Bernat Jaume (Esp)
11/6, 11/4, 12/10
[Q] Vini Rodrigues (Bra)
[1] Bernat Jaume

11/9, 11/8, 11/2

[5] Bradley Masters
[1] Bernat Jaume

11/6, 11/4, 11/3

Marc ter Sluis

2nd PSA title for Bernat

[1] Bernat Jaume

 

10/12, 11/5, 11/3, 10/12, 11/9 (90m)

 

[2] Victor Crouin

 

[5] Bradley Masters (Eng)
11/7, 5/11, 7/11, 11/1, 11/6
[Q] James Peach (Eng)
[8] Roman Allinckx (Sui)
11/8, 11/7, 11/8
Claudio Pinto (Por)
Claudio Pinto

11/7, 11/7, 11/5

Marc ter Sluis
[3] Geoffrey Demont (Fra)
3/11, 11/3, 11/7, 11/7
Marc ter Sluis (Ned)
[wc] Nir Cohen (Isr)
7/11, 11/8, 11/6, 11/7
[4] Enzo Corigliano (Fra)
[4] Enzo Corigliano

11/2, 7/11, 11/1, 11/8

[Q] Harry Falconer
[Q] Harry Falcone

11/2, 3/11, 11/5, 11/6

[2] Victor Crouin

[Q] Harry Falconer (Eng)
11/8, 12/10, 11/8
[6] Roee Avraham (Isr)
[LL] Ido Burnstein (Isr)
11/6, 11/7, 11/8
[7] Daniel Poleshchuk (Isr)
[7] Daniel Poleshchuk

11/6, 6/11, 11/6, 11/4

[2] Victor Crouin
[Q] Pascal Gomez (Esp)
11/6, 11/6, 11/4
[2] Victor Crouin (Fra)
Qualifying, 28-Feb:

Harry Falconer (Eng) 3-2 Roshan Bharos (Ned)  11/6, 12/10, 9/11, 1/11, 11/4
Vini Rodrigues (Bra) 3-0 Erik Jakobsson (Swe)                     11/3, 11/5, 11/7
Pascal Gomez (Esp) 3-0 Ido Burnstein (Isr)                         11/8, 11/1, 11/8
James Peach (Eng) 3-0 Jeremy Harris (Eng)                         11/5, 11/4, 11/4

Round One:

Roshan Bharos (Ned) 3-0 Ido Avron (Isr)               11/8, 11/8, 11/1
Harry Falconer (Eng) 3-0 Adam Bachmann (Isr)       11/6, 11/7, 11/6
Erik Jakobsson (Swe) 3-0 Ben Wiernik (Isr)             11/6, 11/3, 11/3
Vini Rodrigues (Bra) 3-0 Noam Peer (Isr)               12/10, 11/2, 11/9
Ido Burnstein (Isr) 3-1 Amadeo Costa (Sui)   4/11, 11/5, 11/5, 12/10
Pascal Gomez (Esp) 3-0 Nadav Raziel (Isr)              11/6, 11/9, 11/8
Jeremy Harris (Eng) 3-0 Idan Hare (Isr)                  11/6, 11/1, 11/2
James Peach (Eng) 3-0 Ron Levi (Isr)                   11/6, 12/10, 11/6

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Semis
Arthur Caplan reports

First semi finalists on court were top seed Bernat Jaume, who had won his way to this stage very convincingly, and unseeded Marc ter Sluis who had lost just one game, to seed #3, before dominating his previous opponents.

Spectators were entitled to expect a difficult encounter for the Spaniard. However, as the match progressed, ter Sluis found his rival in excellent form. Leading 3-2 in the first game, Jaume quickly added 5 more points before ter Sluis scored another one. At 9-3 ter Sluis added three more to his tally but that was all before the game ended at 11-6.

With Jaume in the ascendancy, he continued to dominate and from 4-1 he progressed to 6-3, 8-4 and 11-4. The third game saw Jaume even more in charge. Ter Sluis scored the first point but then fell behind 1-8. He managed just two more points before Jaume converted his second match ball into what was, in effect, a fully deserved advance to the final.

The second semi final featured seed #2, Victor Crouin against Harry Falconer, who had done extremely well in progressing from the qualifying draw to this stage. This time, spectators were not expecting the tough contest that in fact developed.

The first game went Crouin’s way in very few minutes. He led from 4-2 to match point, which he duly converted without losing another point. Game no.2 was a complete reversal. Playing inspired squash, and helped by several Crouin errors, Falconer took charge and from 1-0 down went to 5-2, then to 9-3 before taking the next two points to equal the score.

The determination of Crouin to prevent a surprise was evident in the next game. Much of the rallies were played down the backhand wall with Crouin volleying his returns whenever possible to keep up the pressure. The tactic was working well. With the help of good returns he went to 3-0 and then to 5-1 before an error gave Falconer his second point.

Two more points for Crouin before a good spell by Falconer closed the gap to 7-5. However, he could not get closer. Crouin reeled off 4 more points to take the game 11-5.

Crouin began game 4 with a flourish. Volleying at every opportunity he raced to 6-0 before hitting the tin and giving his opponent his first point. Another point for Crouin before a good spell brought Falconer three successive points and the score to 8-4.

Then a point to each and it was 9-5. Again each won a point and it was 10-6. An error by Falconer on match point gave Crouin victory and a clash with Jaume the next day for the title.
 
Round One & Quarters
Arthur Caplan reports

Quarters:

Jaume continued to impress. His hard hitting and rapid recovery abilities proved too efficient for Masters to overcome. By the third game and 2-0 down, Masters had no prospect of changing the outcome.

Ter Sluis also controlled his match against Pinto and progressed to the semis without much difficulty.

Qualifier Falconer maintained his winning form and claimed an excellent victory over Corigliano.

The match eagerly awaited by the many spectators brought Poleshchuk opposite Crouin. Poleshchuk began well, gaining a lead of a few points. But Crouin played safely, allowing his opponent to make the errors. Down 1-0, Poleshchuk improved substantially. Some fine shots into the nick and some deceptive returns from drop shots brought him on level terms.

In the third he was again several points ahead. However, faultless squash from Crouin and too many errors from Poleshchuk changed the direction of the game and the Frenchman went ahead. It was a rather despondent looking Poleshchuk who faced Crouin in the fourth.

Several rather tired looking errors from Poleshchuk enabled Crouin to take the game and the match. The spectators showed their appreciation with much applause for both players.

Round One:

The first match of the main draw brought Spain’s Bernat Jaume, the top seed, opposite Brazilian qualifier, Vini Rodrigues. It proved to be one of the hardest fought match-ups of the first round.

Long rallies, mostly down the back wall, characterized the first two games of the encounter, until Jaume was able to impose his decisiveness and take a 2-0 lead. Rodrigues improved considerably in the third forcing his opponent to lose as many points as he won, until Jaume managed to close out the game 12-10 and win the match.

Next up found two of England’s young professionals, Bradley Masters, the #5seed, and James Peach, a successful qualifier, face each other in a long, see-saw of a struggle. Against expectations, Peach took a 2-1 lead before Masters took charge and showed his colleague that he was the better player on the day.

One of the more surprising results of the first round was the defeat of seed #3, Geoffrey Demont, by Marc ter Sluis. After a confident first game that he took 11-3, Demont fell away quite noticeably, allowing ter Sluis to control the next three games and express his joy at progressing to the quarters.

The lucky loser, Israel’s Nir Burstein, did his best against Daniel Poleshchuk but the Israeli champion made sure that his young opponent’s first appearance in a PSA event would progress no further.

Nir Cohen, the wildcard, gave the partisan spectators reason to hope for another Israel victory after taking the first game and leading in the second. However, his opponent, Enzo Corigliano, the #4 seed, soon dampened their hopes.

After Victor Crouin, the #2 seed, overcame Pascal Gomez 3-0 in quite convincing fashion, two other seeds, Roee Avraham, #6, and Roman Allinckx, #8, fell 3-0 to their opponents, Claudio Pinto and qualifier Harry Falconer, giving extra interest to the quarter finals.

 
Round One & Quarters
Arthur Caplan reports

Quarters:

Jaume continued to impress. His hard hitting and rapid recovery abilities proved too efficient for Masters to overcome. By the third game and 2-0 down, Masters had no prospect of changing the outcome.

Ter Sluis also controlled his match against Pinto and progressed to the semis without much difficulty.

Qualifier Falconer maintained his winning form and claimed an excellent victory over Corigliano.

The match eagerly awaited by the many spectators brought Poleshchuk opposite Crouin. Poleshchuk began well, gaining a lead of a few points. But Crouin played safely, allowing his opponent to make the errors. Down 1-0, Poleshchuk improved substantially. Some fine shots into the nick and some deceptive returns from drop shots brought him on level terms.

In the third he was again several points ahead. However, faultless squash from Crouin and too many errors from Poleshchuk changed the direction of the game and the Frenchman went ahead. It was a rather despondent looking Poleshchuk who faced Crouin in the fourth.

Several rather tired looking errors from Poleshchuk enabled Crouin to take the game and the match. The spectators showed their appreciation with much applause for both players.

Round One:

The first match of the main draw brought Spain’s Bernat Jaume, the top seed, opposite Brazilian qualifier, Vini Rodrigues. It proved to be one of the hardest fought match-ups of the first round.

Long rallies, mostly down the back wall, characterized the first two games of the encounter, until Jaume was able to impose his decisiveness and take a 2-0 lead. Rodrigues improved considerably in the third forcing his opponent to lose as many points as he won, until Jaume managed to close out the game 12-10 and win the match.

Next up found two of England’s young professionals, Bradley Masters, the #5seed, and James Peach, a successful qualifier, face each other in a long, see-saw of a struggle. Against expectations, Peach took a 2-1 lead before Masters took charge and showed his colleague that he was the better player on the day.

One of the more surprising results of the first round was the defeat of seed #3, Geoffrey Demont, by Marc ter Sluis. After a confident first game that he took 11-3, Demont fell away quite noticeably, allowing ter Sluis to control the next three games and express his joy at progressing to the quarters.

The lucky loser, Israel’s Nir Burstein, did his best against Daniel Poleshchuk but the Israeli champion made sure that his young opponent’s first appearance in a PSA event would progress no further.

Nir Cohen, the wildcard, gave the partisan spectators reason to hope for another Israel victory after taking the first game and leading in the second. However, his opponent, Enzo Corigliano, the #4 seed, soon dampened their hopes.

After Victor Crouin, the #2 seed, overcame Pascal Gomez 3-0 in quite convincing fashion, two other seeds, Roee Avraham, #6, and Roman Allinckx, #8, fell 3-0 to their opponents, Claudio Pinto and qualifier Harry Falconer, giving extra interest to the quarter finals.

 
28-Feb, Qualifying
Arthur Caplan reports

The eight PSA players who chose to participate in this event were no doubt pleased to be greeted by warm sunshine on the day of their first round matches against eight locals.

The visitors must have been invigorated by the weather for, all but one, were convincing winners of their first matches.

Although some matches involved strong resistance, only one local managed to cause an upset. The other seven were unable to win a game, although Ron Levy and Noam Peer made James Peach and Vini Rodrigues win a game that went to extra points.

The upset was caused by young Ido Burstein, who ceased to be a junior in January and was the youngest player in the draw. After losing the first game, he proceeded to overcome Switzerland’s Amadeo Costa 3-1 in the first round.

His progress was short-lived however, when, after another good effort, he was beaten 3-0 by Spain’s Pascal Gomez in the second round.

But Burstein was not yet out of the tournament. Due to the non-arrival of the 3rd seed in the main draw, a redraw took place and it was his name that was picked out of the hat as the lucky loser.

His reward is a first round match against Israel’s present champion, Daniel Poleshchuk.

The second round of the qualification draw saw a first class struggle for supremacy between England’s Harry Falconer and Holland’s Roshan Bharos.

Falconer, towering by almost 30cm. over his opponent, gained a 2-0 lead and seemed to be certain to proceed. Bharos obviously thought differently and came back to level the score winning two fine games, 11-9 and 11-1. However, he was unable to sustain his effort and Falconer closed out the fifth 11-4 to advance to the main draw.

Falconer was joined by Gomez, Rodrigues and Peach, each of whom won their second matches without losing a game.
 

 

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