Women’s Emerson WSA Racquet Club Pro Series St Louis

St Louis – USA, Apr 11, 2014: Players from eight different nations will contest the quarter-finals of the Emerson WSA Racquet Club Pro Series after all the seeds survived the opening round of the Women’s Squash Association Tour 10 event at St Louis Racquet Club in St Louis in the US state of Missouri.

England’s Emily Whitlock led the way – but the 20-year-old top seed was taken to four games by US-based compatriot Millie Tomlinson before overcoming the qualifier 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5.

Second seed Latasha Khan leads home interest in the championship. Winner of the club’s inaugural WSA event in 2009, Seattle-based Khan also needed four games to see off Canadian Hollie Naughton 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9.

But Samantha Cornett ensured Canadian interest in the last eight after beating Mexican qualifier Diana Garcia 11-4, 11-9, 11-4.

RESULTS: Women’s Emerson WSA Racquet Club Pro Series, St Louis, Missouri, USA

1st round:

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [Q] Millie Tomlinson (ENG) 11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5

[8] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt [Q] Giselle Delgado (CHI) 11-7, 11-8, 11-5

[3] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt Cecelia Cortes (USA) 11-2, 11-5, 11-2

[5] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 11-9, 11-3, 11-7

[6] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bt Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) 11-7, 12-10, 11-5

[4] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt [Q] Diana Garcia (MEX) 11-4, 11-9, 11-4

[7] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt [Q] Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9

[2] Latasha Khan (USA) bt Hollie Naughton (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9

Meanwhile No3 seed Misaki Kobayashi (Featured image above with Cornett) made sure of ongoing Japanese involvement in the championship when she beat USA’s Cecelia Cortes 11-2, 11-5, 11-2.

Quarter-final line-up:

[1] Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [8] Lucie Fialova (CZE)

[3] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) v [5] Samantha Teran (MEX)

[4] Samantha Cornett (CAN) v [6] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)

[2] Latasha Khan (USA) v [7] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL). —- WSF

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