Madeline Perry made sure that Ireland is represented in tomorrow’s finals of the Cannon Kirk Homes Irish Open. The Irish top player made the final of the Irish Open for a record tenth time and will face Nicolette Fernandes, the Guyanese player who powered into the finals after an impressive win over Emily Whitlock. The final promises to be Madeline’s toughest test yet, but the world number eleven was tested by Deon Saffery in today’s semi-final. The Welsh number two took game two in a tie-break, which marked Madeline’s first dropped game of the tournament, but Perry recovered to take the next two games easily, and the match 3:1.
Following the women’s final will be a clash between Egyptian Omar Abdel Meguid and Malaysia’s Mohamed Nafiizwan Adnan. Both top 50 players were tested in the semis by their opposition: Meguid took out the top seed Chris Simpson in four hotly contested games, while Adnan beat the US number one Christopher Gordon by the same scoreline.
Tomorrow’s matches again will be live-streamed by aertv.ie – coverage beginning at 3pm. However, aertv.ie will also be streaming tomorrow’s the Premier League Cup final between Sutton and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club from 10:30am onwards. Also here there’ll be some fantastic matches on who between the likes of Irish Squash legend Derek Ryan and Ireland’s top junior player David Ryan, as well as Nigel Peyton and Eoin Ryan.
Entry to Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club is completely free, just like aertv.ie’s excellent live streaming! Dan Zilic