Sweden made a clean sweep by winning all the Elite draws in the Finnish Open in Helsinki. In the Men’s Elite 3rd seed Sebastian Hedlund first beat wild card Alexander Lipczynski of Sweden and then 1st seed Benjamin Hampl of Switzerland. While Luka Penttinen defeated Sweden’s Michael Persson, then had a walk over and beat Arturs Zaicevs of Latvia in the semis. The final was well contested match where the Swede had the upper hand and took the Finnish title by 5 points. (credit: Racketlon Finland)
The Women’s Elite saw a surprise winner in unseeded Swede Emmie Danielson who beat topseeded Esther Dübendorfer of Switzerland after having lost squash by 1-21. All draws are online on fir.tournamentsoftware.com
Men’s Elite doubles was a tight affair, but again Sweden drew the longer staw when Ola Emriksson and Michael Persson clinched the titel with a 3 points victory over topseeded Benjamin Hampl and Luka Penttinen.
The Mixed produced the only double winners of the tournament when Emmie Danielsson and Michael Persson took the title. Switzerland’s Esther Dübendorfer and Benjamin Hampl took the second place.
Men’s B was won by Oliver Bühler from Switzerland and Women’s 40+ by Esther DübendorferI. In all other classes there was a Finnish winner.