RESULTS: Women's CSC Delaware Open,
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
[Q] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) bt  Tesni Evans
(WAL) 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9
 Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt Nikki Todd (CAN)
8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10
 Deon Saffery (WAL) bt [Q] Catalina Pelaez
(COL) 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8
Tamika Saxby (AUS) bt  Cecelia Cortes (USA)
7-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4
Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) bt  Hollie Naughton
(CAN) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8
 Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt [Q] Menna Nasser
(EGY) 12-10, 11-13, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt  Sabrina Sobhy (USA)
11-7, 11-7, 14-12
 Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt [Q] Nayelly Hernandez
(MEX) 11-2, 11-3, 11-9
[Q] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) bt  Nouran El Torky
(EGY) 4-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-5 (68m)
 Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Tamika Saxby (AUS) 11-5,
11-4, 11-4 (26m)
 Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt Cyrielle Peltier
(FRA) 11-5, 3-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9 (61m)
 Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt Millie Tomlinson
(ENG) 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (30m)
[Q] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) bt  Deon Saffery
(WAL) 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (45m)
 Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt  Amanda
Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-8 (38m)
 Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt [Q] Maria Toorpakai
Wazir (PAK) 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-3 (45m)
Cornett Crowned Delaware Open Champion
Samantha Cornett claimed the biggest WSA World Tour
title of her life when she beat Pakistan's Maria Toorpakai
Wazir in the final of the CSC Delaware Open, the
WSA Challenger 10 squash event in its fifth year at
Vicmead Hunt Club in Wilmington in the US state of
Second seed Cornett, the world No.32 from
Ottawa, secured her anticipated in the final without dropping a
game - overcoming third-seeded New Zealander Amanda
Landers-Murphy in the semi-finals to reach the 11th Tour
final of her career, and her third in Delaware.
By contrast, Toronto-based Wazir battled
through the qualifiers before beginning a sensational
giant-killing run through the event after scalping Tesni
Evans, the top seed from Wales, in the opening round.
The powerful 24-year-old from Peshawar
went on to take out Egypt's fifth seed Nouran El Torky,
then Welsh opponent Deon Saffery, the No.4 seed, to earn
her second shock appearance in a WSA Tour final this year!
After Cornett took the first game, Wazir
quickly opened up an 8-2 lead in the second before closing out
the game to draw level.
24-year-old Cornett reclaimed the lead
after taking a hard-fought third game.
"In the fourth, Cornett looked like a
said tournament promoter Ray Chan-A-Sue.
"She came out and kept the pressure up
from the previous game, really moving Toorpakai and pouncing on
"A tiring Toorpakai had finally run out of
tricks and was done and dusted. Cornett closed out the game and
clinched her first Delaware title on her third try."
Cornett was delighted with her fifth and
biggest WSA Tour title: "I
really enjoyed the match today, and felt quite calm and in
control of myself. This helped me a lot especially as points
started rolling away from me and toward her.
"I was able to focus on what was important
in the moment, which was a combination of strategy and managing
my energy levels,"
continued the Canadian number one.
"In the second game she made me do a lot
of work, and I knew that was not how I would win the match, so I
turned around in the third and fourth and did that right back to
her - an adjustment I'm proud of!
"Maria and I both had a big week of squash
and I'm pleased to have finished the week on such a solid note.
"This whole week has been so enjoyable,
from the Vicmead Hunt Club atmosphere, to my beautiful billet
family, the Wards, to the great squash I've played. One of my
very favourite tournaments!! Right up there with Cayman Islands,
even though it's the dead of winter here, it's that good!!"
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