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Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash 2022

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$20,000 Men's PSA Lagord Tennis Squash Open 2022, Lagord Tennis Squash, Lagord, France, PSA Challenger Tour 20
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Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash 2022
Men's Draw
01 - 05 Nov
Lagord, France, $20k

ROUND TWO
02
NOv
QUARTERS
03
NOv
SEMIS
04
NOv
FINAL
05 NOv

[1] James Willstrop (ENG)
11-5, 11-8, 11-2 (20m)
[9/16] Edwin Clain (FRA)

James Willstrop
11-1, 11-6, 11-6 (24m)
Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart
7-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (56m)
Declan James
Rory Stewart
11-7, 11-4, 11-2 (33m)
Auguste Dussourd
[5] Rory Stewart (SCO)
11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 (52m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR)
[6] Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN)
5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 13-11 (49m)
[9/16] James Peach (ENG)
Ryosei Kobayashi
0-0 rtd (3m)
Declan James
[3] Declan James (ENG)
4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 (43m)
[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE)
[4] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 11-4 (42m)
[9/16] Ben Smith (ENG)
 Mazen Gamal
11-6, 11-1, 5-11, 9-11, 11-8 (63m)
Simon Herbert
 Mazen Gamal
14-12, 11-4, 11-2 (43m)
Auguste Dussourd
[8] Simon Herbert (ENG)
11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 14-12 (55m)Simon Herbert
[WC] Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA)
[7] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY)
11-4, 11-9, 11-5 (30m)
Abdalah El Masry (EGY)
Ibrahim Elkabbani
11-3, 13-11, 11-2 (37m)
Auguste Dussourd
Yuri Farneti (ITA)
11-3, 11-5, 13-11 (44m)
[2] Auguste Dussourd (FRA)

ROUND ONE

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bye
[9/16] Edwin Clain (FRA) bt Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 16-14 (55m)
[9/16] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt [WC] Laszlo Godde (FRA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (27m)
[5] Rory Stewart (SCO) bye
[6] Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN) bye
[9/16] James Peach (ENG) bt Sam Buckley (IRL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (36m)
[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt Sean Conroy (IRL) 12-10, 12-10, 11-8 (30m)
[3] Declan James (ENG) bye
[4] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bye
[9/16] Ben Smith (ENG) bt Stuart MacGregor (ENG) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 (22m)
[WC] Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA) bt [9/16] Joeri Hapers (BEL) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (32m)
[8] Simon Herbert (ENG) bye
[7] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
Abdalah El Masry (EGY) bt [9/16] Robert Downer (ENG) 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7 (76m)
Yuri Farneti (ITA) bt [9/16] Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (26m)
[2] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bye
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Final

Dussourd Claims Second Win Of Season

Auguste Dussourd (centre left) at the prizegiving ceremony for the Open Lagord Tennis Squash

Frenchman Auguste Dussourd took the victory on home soil at the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash on Saturday, delighting the home crowd.

He came into the Challenger 20 level competition as the No.2 seed, and after receiving a bye through the opening round, the Frenchman then got the better of Italian No.1 Yuri Farneti to get his campaign underway.

The World No.42 then defeated Egyptís No.7 seed Ibrahim Elkabbani in straight games in the quarter finals, before going the distance in the opening game of his last four lash with Mazen Gamal. He took the tie-break 14-12, before then comfortably winning in straight games to move through to the final.

The final saw Dussourd take on Rory Stewart, a man he had beaten twice before on Tour, including at this yearís Open de France de Squash in Nantes. He was yet to drop a game against the Scot, and that continued, as he won the final in straight games in Lagord.

The Frenchman dropped just 13 points in an 11-7, 11-4, 11-2 victory, spending just 33 minutes on court. Dussourd claimed his second title of the season, following his victory at the 1st Kuwait International Squash Championship. The victory in Lagord is also the biggest of his career to date.
 
Semi Finals

Stewart and Dussourd Set For Final

Rory Stewart

After dumping out the top seed on Thursday, Scotlandís Rory Stewart caused another upset on Friday evening to reach the final of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash.

The Scotsman had defeated former World No.1 James Willstrop in the quarter finals, and came up against another Englishman in Declan James on Friday.

It was the Englishman that took the first game of their contest at the Lagord Tennis Squash in France, but Stewart fought back strongly to level the match after the second game. He then carried the momentum through the rest of the contest, winning both the third and fourth to secure victory, winning 3-1 to move through to the final.

He will face home favourite Auguste Dussourd, the No.2 seed, in the final on Saturday. The Frenchman defeated Egyptís Mazen Gamal in straight games, mainly thanks to taking the first on a tie-break. Dussourd claimed it 14-12, before then dropping just six points across the next two games to win in three.

The final of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash will take place on Saturday, November 5 with Scotlandís Rory Stewart and Frenchman Auguste Dussourd taking each other on for the Challenger 20 level crown. You can keep up to date with live scores from the event  here.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Quarter Finals

Stewart Downs Top Seed

Rory Stewart and James Willstrop on court in Lagord

Scotlandís Rory Stewart made his way into the semis of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash after defeating top see James Willstrop in the last eight on Thursday evening.

Stewart came into the tournament as the No.5 seed, and after beating Israeli No.1 Daniel Poleshchuk, he came up against the former World No.1 in the quarter finals.

The Scot took the first game to the loss of just a single point, and continued that form into the next two games. Both the second and third games were won by an 11-6 scoreline, to see Stewart advance to the semi-finals of the competition, downing the top seed in just 24 minutes.

He will now face No.3 seed Declan James in the last four, after the Englishman spent just three minutes on court. Japanís Ryosei Kobayashi had to retire from their quarter final contest through injury. The other semi-final will see Frenchman Auguste Dussourd take on Egyptís Mazen Gamal, after the latter came through his quarter final clash in five games against Englandís Simon Herbert.

The Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash continues on Friday, November 4, with the semi-finals of the Challenger 20 level tournament taking place. The final four will do battle in an attempt to make it through to the final on Saturday. You can keep up to date with live scores from the event  here.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
Round 2

Top Eight Seeds Into Quarters

Auguste Dussourd

The second day of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash saw the seeded players come into the draw, and all eight safely made it through to the quarter finals on French soil.

Auguste Dussourd was the sole Frenchman to make it through from the second round of matches in Lagord. The No.2 seed took on Italian No.1 Yuri Farneti in the last 16, and came through in straight games. He won the first two games losing just eight points across them, but Farneti came out stronger in the third. Dussourd took it eventually on a tie-break, 13-11, to advance to the last eight.

He will now face Ibrahim Elkabbani, after the No.7 seed defeated fellow Egyptian Abdallah Elmasry. He won in straight games to make it through to the quarter finals.

Also advancing into the last eight in Lagord is top seed James Willstrop, after the Englishman downed Edwin Clain. The former World No.1 got the better of the Frenchman inside 20 minutes, and will now take on Scotlandís Rory Stewart in an all-British battle.

Two other Englishmen, in Declan James and Simon Herbert, also booked their spots in the quarter finals, with the latter taking down wildcard Toufik Mekhalfi. Elsewhere, Japanese No.1 Ryosei Kobayashi and Egyptís Mazen Gamal made it through to the last eight as well, with both winning in four games.

The quarter finals of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash will take place on Thursday, November 3 at the Lagord Tennis Squash. You can keep up to date with live scores on the tournament website here.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Round 1

Wildcard Mekhalfi Among Surprise Winners

Wildcard Toufik Mekhalfi caused one of three seeding upsets at the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash on Tuesday evening.

The Frenchman came into the event as one of two wildcards and took down Belgiumís Joeri Hapers in the opening round. He won the first two games by 11-9 scorelines, before then taking the third 11-5 to book his place in the second round of the Challenger 20 level competition.

He will be joined by Egyptís Abdallah Elmasry and Italian No.1 Yuri Farneti in the last 16. The pair both caused upsets on the opening day. Elmasry defeated Englandís Robert Downer in a five-game battle, before the Italian downed Indiaís Sandeep Ramachandran in straight games.

Mekhalfi was not the only Frenchman to won on the first day in Lagord, with Edwin Clain downing Elliott Morris Devred on Tuesday afternoon. The Frenchman will now face former World No.1 James Willstrop in the second round.

The second round of the Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash will take place on Wednesday, November 2, with the seeded players making their debuts at the tournament. You can keep up to date with live scores from the tournament

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 
Preview



The Open PSA Lagord Tennis Squash, which will take place from Tuesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 5.

Former World No.1 James Willstrop will lead the way in the Challenger 20 level tournament, which will take place at the Lagord Tennis Squash in France.

Declan James, the man Willstrop won Gold alongside in the Menís Doubles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, will be among the top seeds for the tournament. Auguste Dussourd and Mazen Gamal will join the English pair in the top four.

Scotlandís Rory Stewart, who was victorious at the PSA Bordeaux Gradignan on Sunday afternoon, will be among the top eight seeds. He will be joined in that bracket by Japanese No.1 Ryosei Kobayashi, Egyptís Ibrahim Elkabbani and Englandís Simon Herbert. Ben Smith, another winner from last week, after he took home the Swiss Open title, will also be in action.

Along with Dussourd, there will be three other Frenchman involved on home soil. The wildcard duo of Toufik Mekhalfi and Laszlo Godde will join Edwin Clain in the draw for the Challenger 20 level tournament.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected Events will also be shown live on SQUASHTV.
 

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