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. On the third day of the tournament all players compete in their semi-finals or playing the end stages of the groups.
The second semi-final in the girls under 15 category took at the Centre Court of the Frans Otten Stadium. The Egyptian Malak Samir is seeded as number two and showed her status during the tournament. Malak didn’t lost a game until the semi-final. In her semi-final she faced the Malaysian Doyce Lee Ye San [9/16] who had a massy quarter final against the Dutch Renske Huntelaar. In the semi-final Malak continued her streak and won over Doyce Lee ye San in three games and now faces Anahat Singh in the final on Sunday.
In the under 15 boys category the final on Sunday is determined as well. In the first semi-final the Belgium Maddox Moxham continued his strong tournament so far by beating Seif Belal El Shal. Moxham, seeded as number one, is the top favorite for the final on Sunday (10:30 AM Local Time) where he will face number two seeded Dylan Roberts. The Englishman had a local clash with Archie Turnbull from Wales. The number 3/4 seeded did everything in his power but couldn’t prevent that Roberts proceeded to the final in three games.
Local talent Elcke Mols was seeded as 5/8 but had a strong performance on Friday and locked her spot in for the semi-finals against the American Reghan Mclaughlin. The American player seeded as number two had some resistance from Mols but was able to win in three games against the Dutchie. In the final Mclaughlin will battle with the Malaysian Harleein Tan. The number one seeded played a solid tournament up to the semi’s and was able to continue her win-streak over the English Renata Colabella [3/4]. In 36 minutes, Tan was able to win her match and is able to prepare her gold medal match on Sunday (12 noon local time).
In the girls under 17 final the top seeded Amelie Haworth hopes to continue her flawless performance in Amsterdam after winning the semi-final against the Indian Tiana Parasrampuria [5/8]. The Indian girl had a tough quarter final and showed her skills in the first game of the match. Haworth was able to pick up her pace and rushed into the final spot. In the final she will face the American Riya Navani, the number 5/8 seeded had a great performance in the quarter final against Maya Weishar [3/4] and continued her streak against the Egyptian Karma Belal El Shal [17/32] in the semi-final. On Sunday Navani and Haworth will play their final at 11:15 AM Local time.