From Thursday the 7th of July until Sunday 10th of July the international squash youth is gathering in Amsterdam for the 34th edition of the Dutch Junior Open, the prestigious tournament for youth in the age of 8 to 19 years. With most of the quarter finals played, some surprising players are up for the final four.
Whilst all number two seeded players proceed to the next round, Zane Patel, playing in the boys under 17 year category, had a tough game. Fellow American Johan Philip Hodgson [17/32] had a 2-1 lead in the game against the number two seeded, but couldn’t finish it off. In five games Zane Patel was able to show his resilience and proceeded to the next round.
In the girls’ categories the most upsets came across the scoring sheets. In the under 15 category, the American Eedha Mehta seeded as 3/4 lost in four from Doyce Lee Ye San [9/16]. Doyce Lee ye San wasn’t the only Malaysian success of the day, the strong force continued as Goh Zhi Xuan [9/16] was able to beat the South African Savannah Ingledew [3/4].
Also the Dutchies had something special to cheer for. In the girls Under 13 category local talent Elcke Mols [5/8] showed her best performance right on time on Cente Court. In just four games the Dutch citizen was able to beat the Indian Diva Shah [3/4].
The biggest upset of the day came late in the evening from the fourteen-year-old Nadien Elhammamy from Egypt. The young rising talent is playing in the Girls under 19 category and is able to conquer the top talents in this category. On a packed grandstand Elhammamy showed it once again, as seeded number 9/16 she was able to beat Franka Vidovic  from Croatia in three games in under 45 minutes.
Tomorrow most of the semi-finales will took place, resulting in a total of 317 matches. All match results can be found via this link. The matches on Centre Court (court 21) are streamed live via our platform.