2023 Costa North Coast Open
(1) Addeen Idrakie (MAS) def (3/4) Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 3-0 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 (35m)
Addeen Idrakie Malaysia has won the Costa North Coast Open 2023 with an impressive performance against Velavan Senthilkumar of India.
Idrakie started confidently keeping Senthlikumar to the corners to take the opening game. The second game had Idrakie pulling out all stops to close down Senthilkumar with brilliant shots in his short game taking an early lead and hold the game to go 2-0. The third game saw Senthilkumar lift looking for ways to break Idrakies placements but to no avail with Idrakies speed and court coverage proving a winning formula to take the game and title for 2023.
Idrakie was elated to win the Costa North Coast Open as this was his third appearance having won in and runner up in 2022. Idrakie stated. “Happy to win in the final in 3 today. Glad the way I managed to keep discipline on my game plan”
(5/8) Tanvi Khanna (IND) def Chan Yiwen (MAS) 3-1 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-8 (39m)
Tanvi Khanna (IND) is the new Costa North Coast Open Women’s Champion for 2023 defeating Chan Yiwen (MAS) in four games.
Chan started strongly and appeared to have the better of exchanges to take the opening game. In the second and third games Khanna started to lengthen the rallies and created more chances from both sides of the court to take games into a tie break which she was able to convert and go 2-1 up. In the fourth game Khanna had gained plenty of confidence and was prepared to go for her shots better with Chan making more errors for Khanna to take the game and match for the title.
After the match Khann who defeated the no. 6 seed the no 2. Seed to make the final stated “ it’s my first PSA title and I’ve had some of the biggest wins I’ve had here so far, so really happy.”
Quarter Final Results – Friday 18/08/2023
(1)Addeen Idrakie (MAS) def (9/16) Chung Yat Long (HGK) 3-0 16-14 13-11 11-3 (37m)
(3/4) Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) v (5/8) Alasdair Prott (SCO) 3-0 11-8 11-6 11-6 (28m)
(5/8) Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) def (3/4) Joseph White (AUS) 3-1 6-11 11-8 11-9 11-3 (44m)
(5/8) Ong Sai Hung (MAS) v (2) Ivan Yuen (MAS) 1-3 9-11 8-11 11-9 8-11 (42m)
First matches of the Quarter Finals set the scene for some fantastic contests not seen before in Coffs Harbour. Top seed Addeen Idrakie (MAS) needed to withstand the sharpe attack of Chung Yas Long (HGK) to take the first game in a thrilling tie break. Long showed plenty of determination in the second and again extended his game with a second tie break but found the experience of Idrakie on show with well-placed short balls as he closed out the second to gain two games to nil lead. Idrakie kept the intensity high working the ball to all corners keeping Long on the defensive and unable to break Idrakies pattern taking the third in quick time for a spot in the semi-finals.
Idrakie stated after the match “ happy to win my match with Leo in 3 today. Hope I can do better in my next match tomorrow.”
In other matches 3/4 Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) continued his impressive form with straight games win against Alasdair Prott (SCO) to advance to the semi-finals where he will meet Ivan Yuen for a spot in Sunday’s finals. Ivan Yeun (MAS) needed to work hard to withstand the challenge from his younger countryman Ong Sai Hung (MAS).
Semi Final Results – Saturday 19/08/2023
(1) Addeen Idrakie (MAS) v (5/8) Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS)
(3/4) Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) v Ivan Yuen (MAS)
Women’s Open Quarter Finals – Friday 18/08/23 Results
(2)Joshna Chinappa (IND) lost (5/8) Tanvi Khanna (IND) 2-3 9-11 6-11 11-3 11-6 8-11 (46m)
(5/8) Alex Haydon AUS def (3/4) Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 3-2 11-7 11-9 7-11 8-11 11-6 (50m)
(3/4) Chan Yiwen (MAS) v (5/8) Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) 3-0 11-8 11-6 11-5 (21m)
(5/8) Urwashi Joshi (IND) v (1) Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 1-3 11-9, 2-11, 4-11, 7-11 (23m)
Women’s Quarter Finals produced the first upset with No 2 seed Joshna Chinappa (IND) losing in five contrasting games against Tanvi Khanna (IND). Chinappa appeared unsettled early and struggled to gain any consistency with Khanna taking the fight up to her higher ranked opponent.
Khanna took the opening two games and after several questionable calls against each other Khanna was ahead 2 games to nil. Chinappa opened strongly in the third and appeared to have gained her composure working the ball to all corners closing out the third and fourth games for a deciding fifth game. At 5-5 Khanna gained two easy winners with Chinappa unable to close the gap for Khanna to take the match in five thrilling games. Khanna was delighted after her match and stated, “I started really well and had a 2-0 lead Had a bit of a focus drop off in the third and the fourth., but I’m very happy with the way I was able to come back in the 5th and win”.
Semi Final – Saturday 19/08/2023
(5/8) Tanvi Khanna (IND) v (5/8) Alex Haydon (AUS)
(3/4) Chan Yiwen (MAS) v (1) Jessica Turnbull (AUS)
DAY 2 Wrap UP
Round Two of the Men’s Open saw all the seeds advance to the Quarter Finals with Chung Yat Long (HGK) causing the only blemish by defeating (5/8) Rhys Dowling (AUS)
In the opening match, Ong Sai Hung (MAS) and Dylan Molinaro (AUS) pleasing the crowd with a great array of shots and court coverage of high quality.
With Ong Sai Hung taking the first game in a tense tie break and a similar score in the second Molinaro rallied superbly to claw back the third game. In the fourth game Ong Sai Hung kept the intensity high working Molinaro to the front court repeatedly and the effort of the third and fourth games proving too much for Molinaro with Ong Sai Hung closing out the match in 4 games to move into the quarter final stage tomorrow.
Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) and Elijah Thomas (NZL) used every part of the court in a see sawing battle with Senthilkumar appearing well on top in the opening game 11-4 before Thomas settled and found better consistency in the second to level scores 1-1. The third game went to Senthilkumar in a tie break with Thomas missing two winning chances. In the fourth game Senthilkumar opened strongly to get a lead which he held at 10-7 before Thomas produced a late charge to close in on another tie break at 9-10 but errored to see Senthilkumar take the game and match in 61 minutes for a place in the quarter finals.
Afterwards Senthilkumar stated “ the match was great, Elijah is a solid player with a great basic game, I’m glad I could pull through”.
The match between Joseph White (AUS) and Suraj Kumar Chand (IND) saw White come from two games to one down to emerge winner in a little over an hour. Both players seized on any loose ball looking to gain the slightest advantage. White played some great volleys when needed to get back into the match and close out the fourth and fifth games.
White stated after his match “ tough match tonight against Suraj, Played a good first game but struggled to keep momentum in the next two games . fourth hard to get back into the match and get the match in 5. Looking forward to tomorrow”
Women’s First Round matches saw defending champion Jessica Turnbull AUS def Colette Sultana MLT in straight games.
Turnbull was able to produce good placements throughout each game, keeping Sultana off guard and unable to convert her chances. Turnbull commented after her match “ Very happy to win my first round, I have to play well to beat Colette so glad I could hit my targets and stick to my game plan”.
Chan Yiwen MAL played a near faultless match as she eased past Remashree Muniandy AUS in straight games to advance to the Quarter Finals tomorrow. She stated “felt good on court today, happy with how I played and looking forward to my next match”.
Men’s PSA Open – Wednesday 16.08.23
First Round Results
- Addeen Idrakie (MAS) v Bye
David turner (AUS) def (9/16) Nicholas Calvert (IND) 3-1 11-6 11-6 7-11 11-3 (46m)
(9/16) Chung Yat Long (HKG) def Jamie Pattison (AUS) 3-0 11-3 11-5 11-9 (15m)
Bye v (8) Rhys Dowling (AUS)
(5) Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) v Bye
(WC) Ryu Jeongmin (KOR) lost (9/16) Bryan Lim Tze Kang (MAS) 1-3 7-11 6-11 11-5 9-11 (45m)
(9/16) Suraj Kumar Chand (IND) def Sven Stettler (SUI) 3-2 11-7 11-6 11-5 3-11 11-9 (27m)
(Bye) v (4) Joseph White (AUS)
(3) Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) v Bye
Tate Zak Norris (AUS) v (9/16) Elijah Thomas (IND)
(9/16) Miguel Mathis (SUI) v (WC) Wilson chan (HKG)
Bye v (6) Alasdair Prott (SCO)
(7) Ong Sal Hung (MAS) v Bye
Benajmin Ratcliffe (AUS) v (9/16) Dylan Molinaro (AUS)
(9/16) James Lloyd (AUS) v (WC) Oscar Curtis (AUS)
Bye v (2) Ivan Yuen (MAS)
The eagerly awaited Costa North Coast Open got underway tonight but only after a stressful day with the region surrounding the squash centre having a major emergency power outage.
Preparations were delayed but with a number of volunteers we managed to keep to schedule, with matches starting on time.
The opening matches between David Turner and Nicholas Calvert both of Australia produced the first upset with Turner staying stronger throughout the match and Calvert unable to settle
Into any consistent rhythm. Turner took the ball in short, setting up with tight placements with Calvert’s physicality unable to counter Turner’s attack.
After the match David commented “very happy with my performance, executed my game plan and stood up when I needed to. Happy to see the hard work paying off, onto the next!”
Bryan Lim (MAS) and Jeongmin Ryu (KOR) produced a tight four games with Lim hanging on to close out the match in four tough games. After the match Bryan stated “ started week, lost a bit of
Momentum in the 3rd and got it back though in the 4th. Happy with how I played but would need to be better in my next match.”
Suraj Chand (IND) proved too strong for Sven Settler (SUI) with an impressive performance and great court coverage. Afterwards a delighted Chand stated “I had a good match and happy with
my win. I felt really good, playing at these courts, was able to put my tactics in the game on! Looking forward to tomorrows match.”
The match between Benjamin Ratcliffe and Dylan Molinaro Australia saw Molinaro continue his run of good form in recent event with a solid 3-0 win to move into the round of 16 where he will be joined by
James Lloyd (AUS) who put in a Stirling effort to defeat Oscar Curtis (AUS) in the longest match (63m) winning in five games. Molinaro stated “ Happy with my 3-0 performance tonight. Thought I played well throughout the whole match. I did the basics well and kept the game plan simple. Looking forward to my match tomorrow should be another tough one”.
Catch all the action from court 1 Wednesday 6pm
2023 Costa North Coast Open will be celebrating 20 years in 2023
The event will get underway with Preliminary Men’s and Women’s PSA rounds on Wednesday 16th
A Junior Clinic with the professionals players will be held during the event on Thursday 17th 4pm -5pm
Our Official Welcome and entertainment segment will be held at the start of action on Friday night and will see the start of the Junior and graded events.
Saturday night Tournament Dinner Function will be held at the tournament sponsors and Sunday will see the finals of the Junior, Senior grades culminating with the Women’s and Men’s PSA Open Finals
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PSA Men’s and Women’s entries close 4th July 12pm UK time
Graded and Junior Event close on the 6th August 2023.