George Parker, Lucas Serme, Nick Wall, Iván Pérez, Daniel Mekbib, Yannick Wilhelmi & Anastasiia Kostiukova compete at PSA Czech Squash Open

November 02 2022

George Parker & fellow #teamunsquashable player Anastasiia Kostiukova were both beaten on quarter-finals day of the PSA Czech Open staged at Squash Viktoria in Brno.

Despite winning the first two games of her quarter-final against Juliette Permentier of the Netherlands, Ukrainian Anastasiia Kostiukova was unable press home the advantage & prevent her Dutch opponent from closing-out a 45-minute five-game victory.

George Parker saw his title hopes end after top seed Nicolas Müller of Switzerland got the better of his English opponent in a tough 49-minute four-game contest.

PSA Czech Squash Open, Quarter Finals:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt [5] George Parker (ENG) 11-6 9-11 11-4 11-9 (49m)
[6] Juliette Permentier (NED) bt [4] Anastasiia Kostiukova (UKR) 7-11 7-11 11-8 11-9 11-4 (45m)

PSA Czech Squash Open, 2nd Round:
[1] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 11-4 12-10 13-11 (45m)
[5] George Parker (ENG) bt Martin Svec (CZE) 11-6 11-6 12-10 (32m)
[4] Anastasiia Kostiukova (UKR) bt Karolina Sramkova (CZE) 3-11 11-9 11-5 11-5 (33m)

George Parker & Anastasiia Kostiukova both progressed to the quarter-finals of the PSA Czech Open being staged at Squash Viktoria in Brno.

Anastasiia Kostiukova of the Ukraine recovered from losing the 1st game against Karolína Šrámková of the Czech Republic to record a 33-minute 3-11 11-9 11-5 11-5 victory with an increasingly confident performance, whilst George Parker also advanced to the quarter-finals at the expense of another against local favourite with a clinical 11-6 11-6 12-10 win over Martin Švec.

Fellow #teamunsquashable player Lucas Serme produced another fine performance before being denied by the inform Swiss No.1 & top seed Nicolas Müller of Switzerland who closed-out a hard-fought 11-4 12-10 13-11 victory.

PSA Czech Squash Open, 1st Round:
Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Daniel Mekbib (CZE) 11-6 9-11 11-7 11-5 (55m)
Curtis Malik (ENG) bt Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) 11-4 11-5 11-7 (31m)
Emyr Evans (WAL) bt Nick Wall (ENG) 8-11 11-7 11-3 7-11 11-7 (70m)
Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt Ivan Perez (ESP) 7-11 9-11 11-8 11-8 11-7 (82m)

It was a mixed day for #teamunsquashable on the opening day of the PSA Czech Open being staged at Squash Viktoria in Brno.

Lucas Serme of France progressed to the 2nd round with a 55-minute 11-6 9-11 11-7 11-5 victory over fellow #teamunsquashable player Daniel Mekbib of the Czech Republic, however Nick Wall, Iván Pérez & Yannick Wilhelmi were all beaten on the opening day.

Nick Wall & Iván Pérez were beaten in five games by Emyr Evans & Juan Camilo Vargas respectively, whilst Yannick Wilhelmi was denied in straight games by Curtis Malik.

Tomorrow’s 2nd round will see George Parker up against local favourite Martin Švec whilst Lucas Serme will play top seed Nicolas Müller of Switzerland.

In the women’s’ event, Anastasiia Kostiukova of the Ukraine will play Karolína Šrámková of the Czech Republic.

Lucas Serme: “It’s never easy to play Daniel in Brno as he seems to play a little bit better with the support of his friends & family here. So I’m even happier to make it through to the next round, I was a bit nervous at times & I had to push hard to stick to the game plan & win today.”

Daniel Mekbib: “I am disappointed that I lost, but I left it all on the court. I felt that I was playing better squash, but made too many mistakes that cost me the games in the end. I feel like my squash is getting better, but I need to execute the ends of games better. Lucas is a great player & he knows how to play in tough moments, all credit to him. Hope to play in front of the home crowd next year.”

Yannick Wilhelmi: “Had some good phases in my match but couldn´t use them good enough. He played a solid game. Hopefully next time I can do better again.”

Iván Pérez: “Really tough match & hard to swallow, after leading 2-0 & feeling good, I just couldn’t handle the pressure in the crucial points, where he played much better. All credits to Juan it’s never easy to come back from that.”

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) Czech Squash Open will be staged in Brno in the Czech Republic from the 3rd to 7th November & will feature UNSQUASHABLE players George Parker, Lucas Serme, Nick Wall, Iván Pérez, Daniel Mekbib, Yannick Wilhelmi & Anastasiia Kostiukova.