Siddall and Noom through to Hillegom Semis in Holland
Dec 13 , 2008, by Tommmy Berden, Topsquash, for SquashTalk.com , Independent News; © 2008 SquashTalk LLC
Quarterfinal action in Hillegom (photo NEXT EVENTS: ©2008)
Top seeds through to Flowerbulb semi’s
Lauren Siddal beat Sina Wall in the quarters (photo Cleveland Squash: ©2008)
The semi finals of the Squash Hillegom Flowerbulb Open 2008 will be contested by the top four seeds tomorrow after they all moved through the opening day of the WISPA Tour 4 championship unharmed.
It wasn’t plain sailing for all of them though as Kylie Lindsay escaped in her match against Dutch international Dagmar Vermeulen. The third seeded Kiwi took a comprehensive 2-0 lead, but found herself 9-4 down in the deciding game before reasserting herself, reeling off seven points in a row to win the cliffhanger 11-9 in the fifth.
Lindsay will now take on top seed Lauren Siddall, who brushed aside the challenge of a tired looking Sina Wall. The German qualifier ousted Lauren Selby earlier in the day in a marathon match, but had nothing left in the tank to trouble the event’s favorite.
In the bottom half of the draw, the 23-year old Orla Noom delighted the enthusiastic home crowd with a hard fought win over Czech Republic’s fast improving Olga Ertlova. After sharing the first two games, it was the Dutch girl who proved a little bit stronger in games three and four, running out a 11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8 winner. The world number 41, who clinched the Prague Open title only a few weeks ago, will face Adel Weir in tomorrow’s semi final. The tall South African beat Milou van der Heijden, the 17-year old talent from the city of Eindhoven, in straight games.
Another in the NEXT EVENTS series (photo Tommy Berden: ©2008)
RESULTS: Women's Flowerbulb Open, Hillegom, Netherlands
 Lauren Siddall (ENG) def [Q] Sina Wall (GERM) 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
 Kylie Lindsay (NZ) def  Dagmar Vermeulen (NL) 11-7 11-2 7-11 9-11 11-9
 Adel Weir (RSA) def  Milou van der Heijden (NL) 11-8 11-9 11-5
 Orla Noom (NL) def  Olga Ertlova (CZE) 11-5 6-11 11-8 11-8
Round of 16:
 Lauren Siddall (ENG) def Katrin Rohrmuller (GER) 11-7 11-8 11-6
[Q] Sina Wall (GERM) def  Lauren Selby (ENG) 2-11 11-3 11-9 8-11 11-9
 Kylie Lindsay (NZ) def [Q] Veronika Koukalova (CZE) 11-8 11-2 11-4
 Dagmar Vermeulen (NL) def Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 7-11 11-6 11-7 11-7
 Adel Weir (RSA) def [Q] Melissa Meulenbelt (NL) 12-10 11-7 11-9
 Milou van der Heijden (NL) def [Q] Cecilie Mayer (DNK) 11-7 11-9 11-7
 Olga Ertlova (CZE) def Keri Lancaster (IRL) 21-19 11-7 11-9
 Orla Noom (NL) def Milja Dorenbos (NL) 11-6 11-8 11-5