Premier Grade finals to be decided on Sunday

Published Sun 24 Mar 2024

While the big guns have been battling it out for PSA World Tour glory, the City Tattersalls Group Squash Australian Open graded events have also been played across Sydney since Friday.

The Premier Grade has seen some incredibly high quality squash, with the finalists set to do battle later this afternoon. 

The Women’s Premier Grade final sees a contest to one of Australia’s best juniors in recent history coming up against our second-highest ranked player on the PSA Tour.

Madison Lyon reached the Australian National Championships semi-finals last year before she was ousted by Jess Turnbull, or also claimed victory when the pair played in the first round of the PSA World Tour bronze event. Lyon has made it through to the Premier Grade final on the back of a confidence-building victory over former world number one Rachael Grinham in the semi-finals.

She will come up against Alex Haydon who beat world number 144 Urwashi Joshi in the semis.

In the men’s draw, Rhys Dowling easily made his way through the first three rounds, but was pushed to four games by Jack Hudson on Sunday morning before progressing to this afternoon’s final.

The second semi-final was a hard-fought affair with Bradley Fullick taking 73 minutes to get the better of Jacob Robinson in five games.

The City Tattersalls Group Squash Australian Open Premier Grade finals will be played at Sydney University from 4pm AEDT.


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