12 April 2017 – 1h34pm
WRO News & Updates:
> American Adrian Leanza (2nd seed) could just not find the lengths, corners and nicks as well as Kyle Maree (7th seed) on the night.
> Wayne Sithole (9th seed) had his chances against Christo Potgieter (seeded 1st), matching him point for point, but ultimately couldn’t do enough to upset him
> Gary Naidoo’s great form from the previous evening seemed to lack a bit of consistency on the night against Devon Hendrikse who won, 3-1
> There was 5 setter expected between 4 & 5 seeds, Blessing Muhwati & Ruan Olivier, but Blessing was on form to take it 3-0
> Milnay Louw, Alexa Pienaar, Kacey-leigh Dodd & Adel Sammons all showed strong performances on the court last night, so the semi’s tonight for the ladies will be played by the original top 4 seeds.
> Great squash from Keschia Scorgie & Shanel Potgieter who advance from 8/10 seed to the 5/6 play-offs against the higher seeded ladies; Panashe Sithole & Mariska Wiese
> Shamier Cassim continued his dominance at the top seed for this section and klapped Ryan Swart 3-0
> Diederick Bischoff could just not maintain his winning streak and was outsmarted by Louis Nel
> Anrikus Zevenster brought his A-game with some beautifully placed shots to defeat last year’s winner Bhavik Makkan
> Johann vd Bosch was on form but just not good enough for Zane le Roux who took it in the 5th
> Old rivals Billy (the bruiser) Mans and Donovan (nose out of) Joynt battled physically and emotionally in a tense 5 setter. Billy managed to get his head back in the game to take the match 3-2
> Paul Minnaar started with a strong 2-0 lead against young Zako Kruger but could not seal the deal, losing 2-3
> Veteran, Idris Said managed to hold on to his top spot by taking the 5th from new talent Altu Sadie
> New comer, Gary Dansie continued his winning streak by beating Corrie vd Merwe
> The ever improving Lian Bruwer caused another upset by knocking out 3rd seed Jordan Benett, 3-0
> David Budnitsky held onto his top spot with a good win against Kurt Cambell
> Young Ruben Moolman was on fire again… can anyone give him a challenge?
> And another strong performance from Henry van Staden
~ Western Rackets Team
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They’re doing this for you and for the love of the game.
~ Western Rackets Team
WEST RAND OPEN 2018
Games to watch tonight (from 17H00):
(A) Dewald van Niekerk vs. Nico Mulder, Can Nico find his form to overcome Dewalds attacking squash!?
(A) Christo Potgieter vs. Blessing Muhwati who is on form so far
(A) Makho Nthuli vs. Alwyn Venter (seeded 9 & 10, so should be close)
(Ladies) Obviously both semi-finals between the top seeded ladies, but also keep a look out for the game between Leandri Sieberhagen & Bianca Hendrikse, which should be a close one too
(B) Anrikus Zevenster vs. Brandon Thomas, WR’s two up and coming youngsters
(B) Shamier Cassim vs Louis Nel, old toppies going for the win!
(B) At the bottom of the log, old rivals, Johann vd Bosch and Emile Biagio will battle it out for bragging rights. Foul mouth vs. Hardegat.
(C) Gary Dansie vs. Lian Bruwer, new blood vs. new blood
(C) Zako Kruger vs top seed Idris Said, can the young gun take out the old sneaky ballie!?
(D) David Budnitsky vs. Mike Ashley
(D) Sean Martens vs. Jacque Meiring
(D) Daniel Schutte vs. Jodie Mostert
(E) Luan vs. Suzelle
(E) Nikita vs. Tanya
(E) Michalen vs. Henk
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