Semifinals day in Wroclaw - Dussourd surprised Mueller
It's down to the semi-finals in Wroclaw. But all participants were still in action today. Different to PSA events in EICC players play for all positions in a Monrad format.
Enora Villard and Emilia Soini opened the race for the medals. It was a match full of emotions with both players battling hard but also debating calls of the referee. Emilia was close to victory in the 4th game at 10 all. But after more than an hour Enora had the better end winning 11-7 in the fifth game.
Top seed Nele Gilis followed against Marie Stephan. It was a close match in the first two games, but after 35 min Gilis secured her place in the final without dropping a game in any of her matches.
Titleholder Nicolas Mueller was on next against Auguste Dussourd. The Frenchman took the first game 12-10. Mueller came back to win the second 11-9. The third game was fiercely contested and went 12-10 to Dussourd, who went on to win the fourth 11-5 and thus reach the final.
Top seed Victor Crouin was on last againt Dimitri Steinmann, the second French vs Switzerland of the day. And inspite of Crouin winnig in three games, it was a tight match lasting 50 minutes. The men's final will therefore be a French affair.
RESULTS SEMI FINALS:
Enora Villard, France  - Emilia Soini, Finland [3/4] 3-11 11-7 9-11 12-10 11-7
Nele Gilis, Belgium  - Marie Stephan, France [3/4] 11-9 11-9 11-3
Auguste Dussourd, France [3/4] - Nicolas Mueller, Switzerland  12-10 9-11 12-10 11-5
Victor Crouin, France  - Dimitri Steinmann, Switzerland [3/4] 11-7 11-7 13-11
14:00 Nele Gilis, Belgium  - Enora Villard, France 
15:00 Victor Crouin, France  - August Dussourd, France [3-4]
Draws: European Squash Federation - ESF European Individual Closed Squash Championship 2023 - Organization
Stream: European Squash TV - ESF YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@europeansquashfederation/streams