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Cuskelly Captures Phoenix Title

L-R: Ryan Cuskelly, Tournament Director Lee Knox, and Martin Knight. (image: Phoenix Open)
L-R: Ryan Cuskelly, Tournament Director Lee Knox, and Martin Knight. (image: Phoenix Open)

Report courtesy of the Professional Squash Association.

Ryan Cuskelly kept the Life Time Phoenix Open trophy in Australian hands after defeating New Zealander Martin Knight in the final of the PSA Challenger 10 squash event at Life Time Fitness Tempe in Tempe, Arizona.

Both finalists survived four-game semis – top seed Cuskelly beating England’s No. 3 seed Ben Coleman and second seed Knight eventually getting the better of in-form Frenchman Lucas Serme, the fourth seed who won the Rotterdam Open last month.

Cuskelly and Knight were marking their seventh meeting on the PSA World Tour—and the twenty-seven-year-old left-hander from New South Wales extended his unbeaten record over the Kiwi with his 11-7, 11-0, 11-6 triumph in forty-five minutes.

“Knight was saying he was still feeling his semifinal game against Serme from last night and was unable to get going today,” reported tournament promoter Andre Maur.

The win notches up Cuskelly’s ninth Tour title—but his first since winning the Toronto Cup in November 2012.

Final:

[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [2] Martin Knight (NZL) 11-7, 11-0, 11-6 (45m)

Cuskelly and Knight to Contest Life Time Phoenix Open Final

Sponsor Clyde Mendonca of Southwest Kidney with Lee Knox Tournament Director and semi finalists Ryan Cuskelly & Ben Coleman. (image: Phoenix Open)
Sponsor Clyde Mendonca of Southwest Kidney with Lee Knox Tournament Director and semi finalists Ryan Cuskelly (far left) & Ben Coleman (far right). (image: Phoenix Open)

Top seeds Ryan Cuskelly and Martin Knight will contest the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Life Time Phoenix Open Sunday evening in Tempe, Arizona. Continue reading Cuskelly and Knight to Contest Life Time Phoenix Open Final

Khan and Hanson Qualify for Phoenix Open Main Draw

Tournament Directors Lako Salais and Lee Knox with Graeme Schnell (middle L) and Chris Hanson (middle R) (Image: Andre Maur)
Tournament Directors Lako Salais (L) and Lee Knox (R) with Graeme Schnell (middle L) and Chris Hanson (middle R) (Image: Andre Maur)

Americans Faraz Khan and Chris Hanson upset higher-ranked opposition in Wednesday night’s Professional Squash Association (PSA) Life Time Phoenix Open qualifying finals to reach Thursday’s sixteen-player main draw. Continue reading Khan and Hanson Qualify for Phoenix Open Main Draw

Walker Wins Charlottesville Open

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Alistar Walker (Orange) was able to end qualifier Lucas Serme’s impressive run to the finals in over eighty minutes. (image: Yong H. Yeong)

The second annual McArthur Center Festival of Squash has ended with Alister Walker and Mike Ferreira & Jonny Smith defeating qualifiers in the finals of both the Professional Squash Association (PSA) ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open and Squash Doubles Association (SDA) Harrow UVA Charlottesville Challenger respectively at Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Over 230 players contested the five, concurrently-held tournaments: the $25,000 ILEX Construction Professional Squash Association (PSA) Charlottesville Challenger, $15,000 Squash Doubles Association (SDA) Harrow UVA Challenger, an SDA Pro-Am draw, and US Squash-accredited adult and junior tournaments in the eleven-court, 33,000-square-foot facility. Continue reading Walker Wins Charlottesville Open

Grayson Grabs Las Vegas Jackpot

(L-R) Cesar Salazar, tournament promoter Andre Maur, and Campbell Grayson.
(L-R) Cesar Salazar, tournament promoter Andre Maur, and Campbell Grayson.

Report courtesy of the Professional Squash Association

New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson survived a ninty-five-minute Las Vegas Open final marathon to upset top seed Cesar Salazar and win the PSA Challenger 10 event in its second year at Life Time Athletic in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Incredibly, while Mexico’s top seed Salazar cruised to a straight games win over defending champion Julian Illingworth in one semifinal, second-seeded Kiwi Grayson needed more than 100 minutes to overcome fourth-seeded Mexican Alfredo Avila in five games in the other. Continue reading Grayson Grabs Las Vegas Jackpot