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Boston Open 2022


Women's Final

Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Torrie Malik [2] 11/5, 9/11, 11/1, 11/9 (34m)

Men's Final

Ben Smith [1] bt Owain Taylor [2] 6/11, 11/8, 5/11, 11/5, 11/5 (53m)


Millie Tomlinson and Torrie Malik were first on court for Sunday's finals. After losing the first game 11/5, Torrie snuck ahead from 8/8 to 10/8 up in the second game. She then volleyed a shot into the tin, but was awarded a stroke in the following rally to level the score in games at 1-1. Millie ran away with the third game 11/1, before edging a close fourth game 11/9 to win 3-1 and secure her sixth Boston Open title, eight years after winning her first.

The following match was the best Boston Open men's final for a long time. After seven consecutive years of 3-0 scorelines, those watching were treated to a match that ebbed and flowed between the top two seeds - Ben Smith and Owain Taylor. Ben twice came from behind before winning the fifth set 11/5 to better his runner-up finish in 2019.


Women's Quarter-Finals

Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Chloe Foster 11/9, 11/3, 11/4 (19m)

Mariam Eissa bt Nika Urh 9/11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/6, 13/11 (46m)

Katie Wells [3/4] bt Savannah Ingledew 8/11, 8/11, 11/4, 11/9, 11/5 (49m)

Torrie Malik [2] bt Amelie Haworth 11/8, 7/11, 11/7, 11/7 (29m)

Men's Quarter-Finals

Michael Andrews bt Will Salter [3/4] 11/9, 11/7, 11/5 (30m) Ben Smith [1] bt Jared Carter [5/8] 11/4, 3/11, 13/11, 3/11, 11/3 (40m)

Perry Malik [3/4] bt Michael Tallentire 11/4, 11/6, 11/5 (17m)

Owain Taylor [2] bt Yusuf Sheik 11/4, 11/6, 11/1 (27m)

Women's Semi-Finals

Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Mariam Eissa 11/3, 11/0, 11/6 (18m)

Torrie Malik [2] bt Katie Wells [3/4] 11/7, 5/11, 8/11, 11/9, 11/8 (41m)

Men's Semi-Finals

Ben Smith [1] bt Michael Andrews 2/11, 7/11, 11/3, 11/7, 11/8 (33m)

Owain Taylor [2] bt Perry Malik [3/4] 11/5, 11/8, 11/6 (33m)


Day two kicked off with the women's quarter-finals. Top seed Millie Tomlinson won through in three sets, and while second seed Torrie Malik's progression was relatively straightforward she did drop one game. The other two quarter-finals were both ferociously competitive. Mariam Eissa twice came from behind against Nika Urh, before dramatically mounting one more comeback from 10-7 down in the fifth to win the decider 13-11. On the other glass back court, Katie Wells kept her cool to come from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

In the men's quarters, second seed Owain Taylor and 3/4 seed Perry Malik secured their places in the semis with comfortable wins. Unusually for a quarter-final, the top seed Ben Smith was pushed to five sets, although he did win the fifth game by a comfortable scoreline so was never really in danger of going out. The unseeded Michael Andrews caused an upset by knocking out 3/4 seed Will Salter in three.

Millie Tomlinson proved too much for 13-year-old Mariam Eissa in the first women's semi-final. The other was much closer. Katie Wells recovered from an 11/7 loss in the first game to lead 2-1. In the fourth game, she threatened to come back from 10/6 down when she won a string of three consecutive points, but Torrie was the beneficiary of a nick just in the nick of time to take the game 11/9 and bring the score level at 2-2 despite conceding a conduct stroke earlier in the set. Katie had the better of the opening stages of the fifth and final game, but Torrie found her flow and won it 11/8 to make Sunday's final.

Ben Smith won the first men’s semi-final, but as in the quarters he was forced to play five sets to secure his victory - after Michael Andrews raced into a 2-0 lead. Second seed Owain Taylor finished off a simpler journey to the final with a 3-0 win against 3/4 seed Perry Malik.


Men's Round of 32

Heston Malik bt Sam Gibbon 6/11, 11/9, 6/11, 11/9, 11/6 (51m)

Michael Andrews bt Aly Fathallah (W/O)

Tayne Turnock [5/8] bt Bailey Malik 11/3, 11/1, 11/4 (23m)

Will Salter [3/4] bt Oscar Hill 11/7, 11/3, 11/7 (22m)

Ryan Bond bt Tom Miller 8/11, 11/5, 11/0, 11/8 (27m)

Isaac Green bt Moeen Ud Din [5/8] 11/6, 3/11, 11/2, 13/11 (27m)

Paul Broadberry [5/8] bt Oliver Ramsey 11/1, 11/9, 11/6 (19m)

Lewis Harding bt Thomas Ramsey 6/11, 11/4, 11/4, 10/12, 11/8 (40m)

Women's Round of 16

Chloe Foster bt Marianna Martins 11/9, 11/4, 11/7 (18m)

Nika Urh bt Sanne Veldkamp [3/4] 11/8, 11/8, 4/11, 11/9 (37m)

Savannah Ingledew bt Faiza Zafar 11/9, 11/4, 11/6 (30m) Amelie Haworth bt Emily Jones 11/1, 11/1, 11/5 (14m)

Men's Round of 16

Ben Smith [1] bt Heston Malik 11/9, 11/5, 11/4 (23m)

Jared Carter [5/8] bt Josh Inman 11/5, 11/9, 11/5 (18m)

Will Salter [3/4] bt Ian Cox 11/7, 11/5, 9/11, 11/9 (30m)

Michael Andrews bt Tayne Turnock [5/8] 11/8, 11/4, 11/6 (22m)

Perry Malik [3/4] bt Ryan Bond 11/3, 11/3, 11/2 (14m)

Michael Tallentire bt Isaac Green 11/8, 9/11, 11/9, 12/10 (42m)

Owain Taylor [2] bt Lewis Harding 11/5, 11/8, 11/2 (22m)

Yusuf Sheik bt Paul Broadberry [5/8] 11/9, 11/8, 4/11, 7/11, 11/6 (56m)


None of the men's first round matches in the previous two editions of the Boston Open went to a fourth set, let alone a fifth, but that run was quickly put to bed this year. The very first match of 2022's tournament saw Heston Malik twice come from behind to beat Sam Gibbon 3-2 in a 51-minute encounter. The whole round went to seeding except for Isaac Green's victory over 5/8 seed Moeen Ud Din courtesy of a tiebreak win in the fourth set. The round finished with an excellent topsy-turvy match which saw Lewis Harding beat Thomas Ramsey 11/8 in the fifth set.

The women's first round was rejigged significantly in the 48 hours before the start of play due to a number of late withdrawals. It ended up consisting of four matches, producing one upset as the unseeded Nika Urh from Slovenia beat 3/4 seed Sanne Veldkamp from the Netherlands in four.

The day concluded with a lengthy evening of squash as the men's round of 16 took place. The top four seeds all progressed comfortably, as did 5/8 seed Jared Carter. His fellow remaining 5/8 seeds did not fare so well however. Tayne Turnock lost to Michael Andrews in straight sets, while Paul Broadberry's comeback from 2-0 down to 2-2 against Yusuf Sheik was ultimately in vain as he lost the fifth set in a match that lasted almost an hour. Fittingly, Yusuf's win was the last match to finish - meaning Friday's play both started and ended with a five-set match.


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