Schoor Holds Off Harrity in Minneapolis Final

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L-R: Tournament Director John Wilinksi, Todd Harrity, Jens Schoor, Tournament Director Arturo Manzur, and Life Time Tour Director Andre Maur.

Germany’s Jens Schoor denied Todd Harrity his second $10,000 Professional Squash Association (PSA) title in two weeks in the inaugural Life Time Minneapolis Open final Sunday night at Life Time Fitness in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Top-seeded Harrity, fresh from his largest PSA title success in last week’s Madison Open in Wisconsin, claimed his anticipated place in the final after surviving a ninety-three-minute, five-game semifinal marathon against South African qualifier Clinton Leeuw.

But the twenty-four-year-old Wayne, Pennsylvania-native showed no signs of his ordeal in the final—his fourth of the year—as the world No. 82 pulled back from two games down to draw level against second seed Schoor, world No. 74.

“Jens played his best squash in the final,” said tournament promoter Andre Maur (pictured, far right). “Schoor won the first two games fairly easily and looked on his way winning in three but Harrity came back from 9-6 down to win the third and fourth 11-5.

“The fifth went to eight-all and Schoor hit two great winners when Harrity hit the match ball in the tin on his backhand.”

The 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8 triumph in seventy-four minutes gives twenty-seven-year-old Schoor his third Tour title of the year, and the ninth of his career.

Harrity travels to Qatar this week to compete in his first PSA World Championship.

The sixth and final Life Time U.S. Pro Series event of 2014 will be the Life Time Boca Raton Open December 5-7.

[2] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [1] Todd Harrity (USA) 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8 (74m)