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Joe Lee Lands Biggest Title in Oregon

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Report courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Image courtesy of Jay Prince. 

England’s Joe Lee claimed the biggest PSA World Tour title of his career after cruising to success in the final of the Oregon Open, the PSA Challenger 15 squash event at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon.

Lee, the London-born No. 4 seed, reached the final after surviving an eighty-five-minute semifinal marathon against Mexican qualifier Alfredo Avila.  Continue reading

Harrity and Khan Qualify for Oregon Open Main Draw

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Qualifying for the 2014 Oregon Open is complete as American Todd Harrity and Seattle-based eighteen-year-old Shahjahan Khan join the sixteen-player main draw at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.

With four main draw qualifying positions on the line, two rounds of play involved a number of club members—including tournament promoter Anders Gilvedt—up against professionals in the first round. Continue reading

Walker & Gawad Make Pittsburgh Final

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Article and image courtesy of the Professional Squash Association.

Defending champion Alister Walker will contest the final of the Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open for the second time when he faces second-seeded Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad in the climax of the PSA World Tour International 25 event—the fifth tournament of the 2014 U.S. Pro Squash Series—at Rivers Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Walker Powers Into Pittsburgh Semis

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Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association.

Title-holder Alister Walker is one match away from his second successive appearance in the final of the Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open after a straight games win over unseeded opponent Muhd Asyraf Azan in the quarterfinals of the PSA World Tour International 25 event—the fifth tournament of the 2014 U.S. Pro Squash Series—at Rivers Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Tired Shabana Bows Out in Detroit

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Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Images courtesy of Henry Payne.

Mohamed Elshorbagy achieved his career-long dream of a win over illustrious fellow Egyptian Amr Shabana to reach the final of the Motor City Open in Detroit—but it was only when the tired defending champion was forced to concede the match after three games in the PSA World Tour International 70 squash event at Birmingham Athletic Club in Bloomfield Hills. Continue reading

Hinds Scores Seattle Open Success

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Article courtesy of the Professional Squash Association. Images courtesy of Jay Prince.

England’s top-seeded Joel Hinds nearly squandered a commanding two-game lead in the final of the Stratos Seattle Open when Ireland’s Arthur Gaskin, the No. 2 seed, stormed back before succumbing to pressure—and what appeared to be a groin strain—in the deciding game of the climax of the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 event at Seattle Athletic Club Downtown in Seattle. Continue reading