Within 3 days (25-27 November 2016 of the year) St. Petersburg hosted an annual international squash tournament SPB CUP 2016. The tournament was attended by Russian and foreign players in the men's and women's categories professionals and lovers. With a prize fund – 100 000 RUB.
In the men's Elite category were made by members of our team: Konstantin Rыbalychenko, Valery Fedoruk and Pogrebnyak Dima. In the women's category Elite participated for the first time Julia Zhukavets.
Recall, that in the last year Cup Petersburg 2015 won – Bradley Hindle. A prize-winning places have got Constantine Rybal'chenko and Valery Khvedaruk.
Compared to last year the number of players said significantly reduced, so for example in the professional category is now played only 8 skvoshistov. Our children did not bring much trouble again show the excellent squash in Russia and to take not only the prize, but also the first place.
The fight for the title against two turned our skvoshistov – Constantine Rybal'chenko and Valery Fedoruk. At this time stronger than Rybal'chenko beating Fedoruk with the score 3:0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-6).
Dmitry Pogrebnyak also improved its results this year up from 6 on 5 a place. In the first round Dima lost future bronze holder Roman Fetisov with the score 1:3 (6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 ). but, in the struggle for 5-8 a place He did not give any opponent, beaten in the semi-finals Vladislav Titov and Alexander Shilov a 5-geymovom grueling final (5-11, 12-14, 14-12, 11-6, 11-4).
Julia Zhukavets the only representative from Ukraine, which took part in the Cup of St. Petersburg. If our collections such travel to international tournaments accustomed, then July It's not often experience.
In the first round Julia expected immediately defeat, with the score 0:3 victory went Olga Petrukhina. Departure in the first round meant Now, that will have to compete for 9-16 a place. In the semi-final against Xenia Knish Julia It was stronger than beating an opponent with a score rather quickly 3:0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-7). Unfortunately, luck was not on our side for a long time, and in the final for a longer, it would seem, close 9 a place victory with a score of 3:1 escaped Catherine Saetgalievoy.
Congratulations to our skvoshistov, you are best!
author: Anna Tesleva