Les Bleus à l’étranger: Manchester, Exeter….


[3] Georgia Adderley (SCO) 3-0 Elise Romba  11-5, 11-8, 12-10 (29m)

The Northern Joe Cup 2021

Second Tour

[5] Grace Gear (ENG) 3-0 Lea Barbeau     11-8, 11-8, 11-3 (21m)
Elise Romba 3-0 [8] Celine Walser (Sui)   11-5, 12-10, 11-8 (25m)

[5] Miles Jenkins (ENG) 3-0 Paul Gonzalez  11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (37m)

Premier Tour

Lewis Doughty (ENG) 3-0 Laouenan Loaëc  11-7, 11-9, 11-9 (33m)
Stuart Macgregor (ENG) 3-0 Brice Nicolas  11-5, 11-2, 11-3 (24m)
Paul Gonzalez 3-0 Alasdair Prott (Sco) 14-12, 7-4 rtd (22m)

Elise Romba (FRA) 3-0 [WC] Lauren Tamila (ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-1 (16m)
Sanne Veldkamp (NED) 3-0 Ana Munos 3-0 11-8, 11-2, 11-8 (24m)
Asia Harris (ENG) 3-0 Ninon Lemarchand11-8, 11-7, 12-10 (21m)
Lea Barbeau3-0 Charlie McCrone (Eng)  11-5, 11-8, 11-3 (19m)


Lewis Doughty vs Laouenan Loaec :
It proved to be a close match although Lewis won 3-0. A hard fought match that got the tournament off to a flying start.

Stewart MacGregor vs Brice Nicolas : The game was fast with both players using width to try to gain the upper hand. Stewart got off to an early lead and never relinquished it, pushing home his advantage to take the win, 3-0.

Lauren Tamila vs Elise Romba : Elise was very mobile and her forehand boasts proved very effective in earning her a 3-0 win in impressive style.

Alasdair Prott (Sco) vs Paul Gonzalez : The game got off to a fast start, Paul used his speed to counter Alasdair’s width and short game but a couple of cross court nicks from Paul got him the first game 14-12. The match looked set to be a classic but in the second game Alasdair was obviously in difficulties and had to retire with a calf injury. Paul won 3-0.

Sanne Veldkamp (Ned) vs Ana Munos : Sanne got off to a good start and kept in front she had too many shots for Ana although Ana battled to the end. Sanne won 3-0.

Charlie Mcrone vs Lea Barbeau : It was great to see Charlie experience high level professional squash today, only a week after she won a third junior national title. Lea showed her strength and consistency in the match to close it out 3-0 and move on to the second round.

Ninon Lemarchand vs Asia Harris : Both players performed very well in this first round encounter. Ninon remained close to Asia on the scoreboard throughout the match, making the end of each game exciting. Asia showed great skill and composure to close out the match 3-0.


Pas moins de 7 joueurs et joueuses Français entrent en lice aujourd’hui à Manchester : Elise Romba, Léa Barbeau, Paul Gonzalez, Laouenan Loaëc, Brice Nicolas, Ana Munos et Ninon Lemarchand (les quatre derniers cités sont des jeunes du Pole Espoirs Squash PACA et sont accompagnés de leur entraîneur, Yann Menegaux).

Men & Women $3k PSA Challengers, 05-07 Nov, Exeter, England

Theis Houlberg vs Quint Mandil: 3/0 – 11/9, 13/11, 11/6. 40 mins.

Theis started solidly with Quint making too many unforced errors. Despite a good come back from 6/2 down to 8/8 Theis managed to close the game out. The play in the 2nd game was much more measured by both players, with better pace and height variations from both. Nip and tuck all the way through with Theis just doing enough at the end to close it out. Some really nice height usage (lovely high ceilings here) from Theis in the 3rd broke up Quint’s rhythm and gave him a big 8/1 lead. From there despite some good attacking play from Mandil he was able to finish it 11/6.