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Squash - 13. April 2011.

Camilleri Conquers Cardwell Squash Open In Melbourne

RESULTS: Westerfolds JDP Open, Melbourne, Australia

1st round:

[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bye
[5] Selena Shaikh (AUS) bt Nicole Stoneham (AUS) 12-10, 4-11, 6-11, 11-3, 12-10
[4] Maggy Marshall (AUS) bt Tiffany Loss (AUS) 11-7, 11-1, 11-3
[6] Bethany Brazier (AUS) bt Shana Smith (AUS) 12-10, 11-5, 11-5
[8] Grace Mcervale (AUS) bt Emily Stack-Masula (AUS) 11-5, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5
[3] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) bt Christine Nunn (AUS) 11-4, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7
[7] Challen Stowell (AUS) bt Jennifer Brown (AUS) 11-13, 11-5, 13-11, 7-11, 11-8
[2] Melody Francis (AUS) bt Vanessa Pickerd (AUS) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7

Quarter-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [5] Selena Shaikh (AUS) 11-4, 11-1, 11-2
[4] Maggy Marshall (AUS) bt [6] Bethany Brazier (AUS) 11-6, 11-1, 11-2
[3] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) bt [8] Grace Mcervale (AUS) 11-3, 11-7, 11-2
[2] Melody Francis (AUS) bt [7] Challen Stowell (AUS) 11-1, 11-7, 11-8

Semi-finals:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [4] Maggy Marshall (AUS) 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
[3] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) bt [2] Melody Francis (AUS) 11-6, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9

Final:
[1] Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt [3] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-1, 11-3, 11-7


Australian Lisa Camilleri says she is ready for her next challenge after defeating fellow countrywoman Sarah Cardwell in the final of the Women's Westerfolds JDP Open, a WISPA World Tour 4 squash event at the Westerfolds Sports Centre in Melbourne.

The 28-year-old from Queensland stamped her authority on the final with an 11-1, 11-3, 11-7 win to take out her 17th title on the WISPA tour and her second in a fortnight.

Top seed Camilleri, who is now based at the Westerfolds club, was pushed hard in Saturday's semi-final win over fourth seed Maggy Marshall, but was always in charge against Cardwell, the third seed.

"I played a lot better today than yesterday," Camilleri said. "I knew I just had to focus from the start.

"It's my home club so it was hard to get it into my head that it was a professional tournament and not just a game at club level.

"So I was a lot more focused today - I volleyed well and kept the pressure on her."

Camilleri now heads to Hong Kong and India for two tournaments and said she was keen to play against some higher-ranked women.

Ironically she has been drawn to play Cardwell in the first round of the Hong Kong tournament, ahead of a probable semi-final against world number 16 Donna Urquhart.

"It will be good to play girls who are ranked higher than me," she said.

"I've been playing a lot of girls ranked in the 50s and 60s, so to player higher ranked girls will be a good test."
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