ESF European Individual Closed Squash Championships 2022
Quarterfinals day at Sportwerk in Hamburg today.
First on were Belgian Tinne Giles and Spain's Cristina Gomez. The World Games Champion cruised to a 3/0 win in 30 minutes.
The second match of the day festured 3/4 seed Sebastien Bonmalais from France against Ivan Pérez. And as yesterday the Spaniard put up a great fight to come back from 0/2 down, but finally lost 11/4 in the fifth.
Next was a women's match and it was a straight games win for Melissa Alves (Frances) against compatriot Marie Stephan.
Men's top seed Nicolas Mueller wasted no time on his way to the semis and beat local hero Valentin Rapp in 28 minutes.
Spain's Marta Dominguez, seeded 9/16, caused the next upset by beating 3/4 seed Enora Villard 3/1 in an exciting match that lasted 58 minutes.
World Games champion Victor Crouin had to battle for 85 minutes to beat Dimitri Steinmann in five games after the Swissman came back from 2/0 down.
Women's top seed and title holder Nele Gilis was always in control of her match against German Saskia Beinhard and secured her place in the semifinals in three straight games.
At the end of the day the crowd at Sportwerk was treated to a 86 minute display of skills, determination and passion. Both players are former European Champions, only one can proceed to the semis. Cheered on by his German crowd Raphael Kandra finally managed to beat veteran Spaniard Borja Golan 11/9 in the fifth game.
Here you can find pictures from the EICC in Hamburg 2022