Canada’s Nick Sachvie, a Cornell graduate, defeated recent Trinity graduate Juan Vargas to win his first PSA Tour title—the $10,000 Life Time Minneapolis Open in Minnesota.
The unexpected final saw unseeded Sachvie move through the top half of the draw, upsetting four seed Danish Atlas Khan in three games in the quarterfinals before reaching the final after Mexican top seed Arturo Salazar was forced to retire due to injury after one game in the semifinals.
Making his U.S. Pro Series debut, Vargas made it through two rounds of qualifying before taking out England’s two seed Angus Gillams in three games in the first round. The Colombian international then upset Team USA’s eight seed, Faraz Khan in the quarterfinals and England’s seven seed Anthony Graham in the semifinals to reach the final.
In the final, Sachvie stormed to the title in three games defeating Vargas 11-5, 11-6, 11-2 to win his first U.S. Pro Series title.