|Perry and Rohrmuller Win Belgian Junior Open Titles In Brussels|
|Written by Howard Harding @ Squashinfo.com|
|Monday, 03 November 2008 12:10|
Germany's Rudi Rohrmuller and England's Sarah-Jane Perry claimed the titles in the 2008 Dunlop Belgian Junior U19 Open after contrasting successes in the finals of the European Squash Federation Junior Circuit event in the Belgium capital Brussels.
Rohrmuller, third seed in the men's event, made his breakthrough in the semi-finals, beating Frenchman Lucas Serme, the No2 seed.
The 17-year-old from Rosenheim faced top seed Sam van Brusselen in the final - and beat the 18-year-old local hero 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 to earn his maiden ESF Junior Circuit U19 title.
Runner-up in the women's event 12 months ago, Sarah-Jane Perry was keen to go one better this year. Seeded two, the 18-year-old from Kenilworth took five games to overcome third-seeded opponent Olivia Blatchford, from the USA, in the semis.
Her final opponent Emilie Lamilongo made it to the climax after a series of impressive upsets - the 12th seed from France's most notable being her 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-4 dismissal of English favourite Kimberley Hay in the other semi.
The final also went the full distance - but Perry held her nerve to win 12-10, 8-11, 14-12, 11-13, 11-5 and add the Belgian title to the Nordic Junior U19 Open crown she won two months ago.
News reported by Howard Harding at SquashInfo.com