Oliver Holland Wins French Junior Open

England's Olivier Holland claimed the U19 title in the French Junior Open Championships against expectation after an upset over the top seed in the long-established European Squash Federation Junior Circuit event in Wambrechies, France.
 
It was a victory over men's favourite Tom de Mulder in the semi-finals that took 17-year-old Holland to the event's first ever all-English men's final. The 3/4 seed's opponent was Richie Fallows, a 9/16 seed who had progressed three rounds beyond his seeding prediction - and who had ousted second-seeded compatriot Tom Ford in the semi-finals.
 
But Nottingham-based Holland became the first English winner of the title for four years when he defeated 16-year-old Fallows, from Essex, 11-8, 11-9, 11-1.
 
Semi-finals:
[3/4] Oliver Holland (ENG) bt [1] Tom de Mulder (BEL) 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 16-14
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [2] Tom Ford (ENG) 1-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7
Quarter-finals:
[1] Tom de Mulder (BEL) bt[5/8] Ashley Davies (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-5
[3/4] Oliver Holland (ENG) bt [5/8] Taminder Gata-Aura (ENG) 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-1
[9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [5/8] Matthew Sidaway (ENG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
[2] Tom Ford (ENG) bt [9/16] Lyell Fuller (ENG) 12-10, 12-10, 11-7

French Junior Open Squash Championships, Wambrechies, France
Final:
[3/4] Oliver Holland (ENG) bt [9/16] Richie Fallows (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 11-1