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Sport Central Open 2022
by Underhill Geomatics

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$6,000 Men's Sport Central Open 2022, Sport Central, Richmond, BC, Canada, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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Sport Central Open 2022
by Underhill Geomatics
Men's Draw
03 - 07 Nov
Brno, Czech Republic, $30k

Final:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [4] Perry Malik (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5

Semi-finals:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [6] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (52m)
[4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Jamie Ruggiero (USA) 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 15-13 (86m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [7] Liam Marrison (CAN) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6
[6] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bt [3] Connor Turk (CAN) 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 (36m)
[4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Edgar Zayas (MEX) 13-11, 11-8, 11-8
Jamie Ruggiero (USA) bt [2] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) 11-8, 11-5, 11-0

1st round:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) 11-0, 11-0, 11-1 (19m)
[7] Liam Marrison (CAN) bt Jacob Lin (CAN) 11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5 (62m)
[6] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bt Maximilien Godbout (CAN) 11-4, 11-4, 13-11 (25m)
[3] Connor Turk (CAN) bt Jason Sano Herring (JPN) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (29m)
[4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Armando Olguin (MEX) 11-5, 11-6, 11-0 (14m)
Edgar Zayas (MEX) bt [5] Salah Eltorgman (CAN) 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (51m)
Jamie Ruggiero (USA) bt [8] Miled Zarazua (MEX) 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 (60m)
[2] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt Mitchell Kahnert (CAN) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (40m)
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REPORTS

Final

Avila Claims Second Win Of Season

Mexico’s Alfredo Avila dropped just a single game on route to taking his second title of the season, as he won the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics.

The Mexican came into the tournament as the top seed, and started his week with a commanding victory against Egypt’s Mahmoud Abouelleil, dropping just a single point in an 11-0, 11-0, 11-1 victory.

Avila then defeated Canadian Liam Marrison in the quarter finals, before dropping his only game of the tournament in the last four. Jeremias Azana took the opening game of their semi-final contest, but the Mexican fought back to win in four.

The final pitted Avila against Englishman Perry Malik, and he was back to his best, coming through the match in straight games. He won 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 to secure his second victory of the 2022-2023 season.
Semi Finals

Malik Joins Top Seed Avila In Final

England’s Perry Malik caused an upset in the semi-finals of the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics, downing the tournament’s No.2 seed to make it through to the final.

The Englishman took on Mexico’s Alejandro Reyes in the last four of the Challenger 5 level competition in Richmond, Canada on Saturday afternoon, and he took the first game of their contest on a tie-break, before going on to double his advantage after two games.

Malik then saw the Mexican fight back to level the match. Reyes won both the third and fourth games by 11-9 scorelines to send the contest into a deciding game. That fifth game went all the way to a tie-break, with the Englishman eventually claiming it 15-13 to secure the win, after 86 minutes of action.

He will now take on the tournament’s top seed, Alfredo Avila, on Sunday afternoon, after the Mexican came form behind to defeat Jeremias Azana. The Argentinian took an early lead after winning the first game 11-4, before Avila fought back to claim the second 11-6. The top seed then went on to win both the third and fourth games to take the win and to advance to the final.

The final of the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics will take place on Sunday, November 6, with Alfredo Avila and Perry Malik going head-to-head for the Challenger 5 level title in Richmond, Canada.

For more information on the event, Where available Live Scores will be here, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
 
Quarter Finals

Azana and Ruggiero Gatecrash Semis

The quarter finals of the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics saw a couple of surprises, with Jamie Ruggiero and Jeremias Azana both making it into the last four.

Ruggiero came into the tournament unseeded, and after taking down No.8 seed Miled Zarazua in the opening round, the American then took on No.2 seed Alejandro Reyes.

He went on to take down a Mexican for the second day in succession, and he did so in straight games. Ruggiero won the first 11-8, and it became more comfortable from there on in. He dropped just five points in the second before then winning the third 11-0 to book his spot in the semis.

Argentina’s Jeremias Azana was the other surprise winner on quarter finals day in Richmond, as the No.6 seed downed No.3 seed Connor Turk in a four-game battle. The Argentinian led 2-0 in quick time, before seeing the leading home hope fight back to make it 2-1. Azana would not be denied though, as he won the fourth 11-8 to claim victory in the tie.

The semi-finals of the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics will take place on Sunday, November 6, with the final four doing battle for places in the finals in Richmond, Canada.

For more information on the event, Where available Live Scores will be here, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
 
Round 1

Zayas and Ruggiero Cause Shocks

The opening day of the Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics threw up a couple of surprises, with Edgar Zayas and Jamie Ruggiero taking out seeded players.

Zayas took on No.5 seed Salah Eltorgman in his opening match of the competition, and after going behind early on, he fought back to win. He lost the first game to the Canadian 11-6, but regrouped to take the second 11-9 to level the match at one game apiece. Zayas then carried the momentum into the second half of the tie, winning the third and fourth to secure victory.

The Mexican will be joined in the second round by USA’s Jamie Ruggiero, after he defeated No.8 seed Miled Zarazua in five games. The American found himself 2-1 down, but was able to battle back to send the match into a deciding game, before going on to win the contest in exactly an hour.

Elsewhere on the opening day, top seed Alfredo Avila dropped just one point in his match with Mahmoud Abouelleil, winning 11-0, 11-0, 11-1. Canadians Liam Marrison and Connor Turk made it through on home soil, with Argentina’s Jeremias Azana, England’s Perry Malik and Mexico’s Alejandro Reyes also advancing.

For more information on the event, Where available Live Scores will be here, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok.
 
Preview

Eltorgman Excited For Home Event

Salah Eltorgman
Salah Eltorgman

The Sport Central Open by Underhill Geomatics will be one of the four events taking place on the Tour this week.

The Challenger 5 level men’s event will take place from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6 at the Sport Central in Richmond, Canada, with 16 players aiming for glory.

Mexico’s Alfredo Avila will be the top seed for the competition, with compatriot Alejandro Reyes as his nearest competitor. Connor Turk will be the leading Canadian in action, joined in the top eight seeds by Salah Eltorgman and Liam Marrison.

We spoke to Eltorgman prior to the tournament starting, and he is excited to be playing on home soil this week, as his level continues to improve.

“I believe my level of squash is improving with each tournament and getting great competition from the PSA tournaments helps a lot,” he explained.

“Being able to play in these great events in front of my friends and family gives me a huge boost of confidence.”

The Canadian will be among the eight seeded players for this week’s Challenger 5 level competition, but despite that, he is trying not to add any pressure on to his shoulders for the event.

“I try to not put any extra pressure on myself with certain expectations and try to play the best squash possible,” the Canadian admitted.

“Breaking into the top 150 is a goal of mine to reach before the New Year, along with being more consistent and improving my mental toughness, which will definitely help reach that goal and beyond.”

The event takes place from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6 at Sport Central in Richmond, Canada. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

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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