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Weekend RoundUp: Scottish Double at Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers NZ International Classic

It was a Scottish double as the Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers New Zealand International Classic came to an end over the weekend with Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitken both claiming the Men and Women’s titles respectively.

In the Men’s final World No.76 Lobban faced India’s World No.79 Mahesh Mangaonkar in a high intensity match. Scotland’s Lobban – who did not drop a game throughout the entire tournament – claimed the first match 11-8, before going onto secure the next two to win 3-0 and secure back-to-back titles after his win at the Vitesse Stortford Classic last month and his second PSA World Tour title since returning from injury.

The Women’s final saw World No.105 Aitken face New Zealand’s World No.104 Emma Millar with Scotland’s Aitken claiming the first game before Millar brought things level in the second with an 11-4 win. However, Aitken then continued to dominate the next two games to see out victory and claim her maiden PSA World Tour title.

Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers NZ International Classic 2017
Men’s final
[3] Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [4] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 3-0: 11-8, 15-13, 11-6 (42m)

Semi-final
[3] Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [2] Angus Gillams (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 11-6 (29m)
[4] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-1: 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (48m)

Quarter-finals
[2] Angus Gillams (ENG) bt [8] Lance Beddoes (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-2 (30m)
[3] Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [6] Evan Williams (NZL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (32m)
[4] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-1: 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4 (54m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [1] Peter Creed (WAL) 3-2: 4-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 11-6 (67m)

First round
[2] Angus Gillams (ENG) bt [WC] Scott Galloway (NZL) 3-2: 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-7
[6] Evan Williams (NZL) bt [Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) 3-1: 14-12, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7
[4] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Joe Green (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-6
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt [7] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-6
[8] Lance Beddoes (NZL) bt [Q] Luke Jones (NZL) 3-2: 11-9, 11-3, 4-11, 10-12, 11-6
[3] Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [Q] Valentino Bong (MAS) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-3
Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) bt [5] Chi Him Wong (HKG) 3-0: 11-2, 11-9, 6-1 retired
[1] Peter Creed (WAL) bt [Q] Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-9

Women’s final
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt [7] Emma Millar (NZL) 3-1: 11-3, 4-11, 11-9, 11-3 (25m)

Semi-final
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt [4] Andrea Lee (MAS) 3-2: 9-11, 13-11, 11-4, 10-12, 12-10 (61m)
[7] Emma Millar (NZL) bt [6] Jemyca Aribado (PHI) 3-1: 14-12, 2-11, 11-5, 11-3 (34m)

Quarter-finals
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt [1] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 3-2: 7-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6 (56m)
[4] Andrea Lee (MAS) bt [5] Aika Azman (MAS) 3-0: 11-3 12-10, 11-6 (24m)
[6] Jemyca Aribado (PHI) bt [WC] Kaitlyn Watts (NZL) 3-1: 11-6, 11-7, 11-13, 11-8 (46m)
[7] Emma Millar (NZL) bt [2] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 (23m)

First round
[1] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt Megan Craig (NZL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 (29m)
[5] Aika Azman (MAS) bt [Q] Hwayeong Eum (KOR) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 (22m)
[WC] Kaitlyn Watts (NZL) bt [3] Samantha Foyle (AUS) 3-1: 11-13, 11-4, 16-14, 11-4 (47m)
[7] Emma Millar (NZL) bt [Q] Aifa Azman (MAS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 12-10 (27m)
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt [8] Nazihah Hanis (MAS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (21m)
[4] Andrea Lee (MAS) bt [Q] Ellie Jones (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-6 (17m)
[6] Jemyca Aribado (PHI) bt Zoe Foo Yuk Han (MAS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 12-10 (30m)
[2] Jessica Turnbull (AUS) bt [Q] Abbie Palmer (NZL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (16m)

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