Galvez Wins Rochester ProAm

Galvez (R) and Binnie in Sunday's Rochester ProAm final. (image: Paul Schwartz)
Galvez (R) and Binnie in Sunday’s Rochester ProAm final. (image: Paul Schwartz)

Report courtesy of the PSA.

Eric Galvez, a thirty-one-year-old Mexican in his sixteenth year on the PSA World Tour, dispatched a succession of younger opponents in the Hazlow Electronics Rochester ProAm to win the U.S. Pro Series Challenger 5 squash event in its fourteenth year at Goergen Athletic Center in Rochester, New York.

Former Mexican number one Galvez reached the twenty-seventh Tour final of his career—and became the first player in the event’s history to appear in the final a second time—after defeating Josue Enriquez, the No. 7 seed from Guatemala, in the semis.

His surprise opponent in the final was Christopher Binnie, the tall sixth seed from Jamaica who upset Pakistani Amaad Fareed, the No. 5 seed, in the other semi.

It was Fareed who provided the upset of the tournament when he ousted Englishman Lewis Walters, the second seed, in the previous round.

The experienced Galvez was too strong for Binnie in the final, beating the Kingston-born twenty-six-year-old 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 to notch up the twelfth PSA World Tour title of his career.

The event streamed live from the University of Rochester’s Lyman squash courts. Watch replays of the final and all matches on the Rochester ProAm tournament page.