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St Louis Open 2022
presented by Mosby Building Arts

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$12,000 Men's St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts 2022, Missouri Athletic Club, St Louis, USA, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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St Louis Open 2022
presented by Mosby Building Arts
Men's Draw
20 - 24 Sep
St Louis, USA, $12k

ROUND TWO
21 Sep
QUARTERS
22 Sep
SEMIS
23 Sep
FINAL
24 Sep

[1] Rory Stewart (SCO)
11-5, 11-7, 11-7
Karim Elbarbary (EGY)

 Rory Stewart
11-8, 11-8, 11-3
Diego Gobbi
 Rory Stewart
11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (40m)
Aly Hussein

 
 Rory Stewart
11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9 (65m)
Curtis Malik
[7] Noor Zaman (PAK)
11-8, 10-12, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4
[9/16] Diego Gobbi (BRA)
[6] Seif Shenawy (EGY)
11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-4
[9/16] Aly Hussein (EGY)
Aly Hussein
11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8
Christopher Gordon
[3] Christopher Gordon (USA)
11-5, 11-7, 11-6
[9/16] Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR)
[4] Curtis Malik (ENG)
11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8
[9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL)
Curtis Malik
8-11, 11-8, 10-5 ret.
Nasir Iqbal
Curtis Malik
12-10, 11-5, 12-10 (55m)
Charlie Lee
[8] Guilherme Melo (BRA)
5-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-8
[9/16] Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
[5] Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
11-6, 11-2, 11-6
Chris Fuller (ENG)
Daniel Mekbib
12-10, 13-15, 11-9, 11-3
Charlie Lee
[9/16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK)
11-4, 11-8, 11-4
[2] Charlie Lee (ENG)

ROUND ONE

[1] Rory Stewart (SCO) bye
Karim Elbarbary (EGY) bt [9/16] Mark Broekman (ENG) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8
[9/16] Diego Gobbi (BRA) bt Jamie Ruggiero (USA) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[7] Noor Zaman (PAK) bye
[6] Seif Shenawy (EGY) bye
[9/16] Aly Hussein (EGY) bt Haadis Amin (USA) 11-6, 11-1, 11-4
[9/16] Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR) bt [WC] Nathan Mead (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5
[3] Christopher Gordon (USA) bye
[4] Curtis Malik (ENG) bye
[9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL) bt [WC] Alex Ingham (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8
[9/16] Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bye
[8] Guilherme Melo (BRA) bye
[5] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bye
Chris Fuller (ENG) bt [9/16] Cory McCartney (CAN) 11-2, 13-11, 11-4
[9/16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt [WC] Henry Byrne (USA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-8
[2] Charlie Lee (ENG) bye
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REPORTS

Scotlandís Stewart Wins All-British Final

Rory Stewart

The final of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts was an all-British affair, and it was Scotsman Rory Stewart that came out on top, beating Englandís Curtis Malik to win the Challenger 10 level crown.

Stewart came into the tournament, which was held at the Missouri Athletic Club in St Louis, as the top seed and received a bye through the opening dayís action. He then started his campaign with a confident straight-games victory over Egyptís Karim Elbarbary to get his week underway.

That was followed by another straight-games win, this time over Brazilís Diego Gobbi, who had taken down the No.7 seed to make it through to the quarter finals of the competition. Stewart made it through to the final after defeating another unseeded player, in Egyptís Aly Hussein, dropping just 11 points in their last four clash.

The final saw Stewart take on Englishman Curtis Malik, the No.4 seed, for the title, and he started strongly, winning the opening game 11-6. The second went to a tie-break, and crucially for the Scot, he was able to clinch it 12-10. That meant he still had the lead after the Englishman won the third, and he was able to go on and win the fourth game 11-9 to secure victory, his seventh on the PSA Tour.
 
All British Final Set

Rory Stewart in action at the Open de France de Nantes
Rory Stewart

It will be an all-British final at the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts, with Scotlandís Rory Stewart and Englandís Curtis Malik winning their respective last four clashes in straight games to make it through to the final.

Stewart, the tournamentís top seed, came up against the unseeded Aly Hussein in his last four contest on Friday evening, with the Egyptian having already taken out two of the seeds en route to the semis. However, there would no repeat in the last four, as the Scot dropped just 11 points en route to making the final, winning in straight games.

He will now face Curtis Malik, after the No.4 seed came through the all-English clash with Charlie Lee on semi-finals day. Like Stewart, he won in straight games, but it was much closer for the Englishman, with two of the three games going to tie-breaks. He won both of those 12-10, along with an 11-5 scoreline in the second game, to advance to the final.

The final of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts will take place on Saturday, September 24, where Rory Stewart and Curtis Malik will go head-to-head for the Challenger 10 level crown at the Missouri Athletic Club.

 
Hussein Gatecrashes Last Four

Aly Hussein
Aly Hussein

Egyptís Aly Hussein continued his knockout run at the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts, as he downed No. 3 seed Christopher Gordon to make it into the semi-finals of the tournament.

Hussein came into the Challenger 10 level competition, which is being played at the Missouri Athletic Club, as an unseeded player, and after overcoming compatriot and No.6 seed Seif Shenawy in the second round, he came up against Gordon in the last eight.

The Egyptian took the opening game of his quarter final contest with the American 11-6, but saw Gordon fight back to delight the home crowd and level the match. From there, though, it was all Hussein, as he went on to win the next two games to book his place in the semi-finals in St Louis. The Egyptian will now face the tournamentís top seed, Rory Stewart, in the last four, after the Scot downed Brazilís Diego Gobbi in straight games.

The other semi-final will see an all-English battle between No.2 seed Charlie Lee and No.4 seed Curtis Malik after the pair came through their respective quarter final clashes in four games. Malik got the better of Pakistanís Nasir Iqbal, while Lee defeated the Czech Republicís Daniel Mekbib.

The semi-finals of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts will take place on Friday, September 23, where the final four will do battle in aiming to reach the finals of the Challenger 10 level competition at the Missouri Athletic Club.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on: PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and SQUASHTV.
 
Gobbi, Hussein and Iqbal Into Last Eight

Aly Hussein
Aly Hussein

The second dayís play at the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts was a surprising one, with three of the eight seeds being knocked out of the competition.

Aly Hussein came through the all-Egyptian clash on the second day of the tournament, as he defeated No.6 seed Seif Shenawy in a four-game battle. Hussein took the first, but then lost out in a tie-break in the second as his fellow Egyptian levelled the contest. From there, though, the World No.118 showed control, and was able to win the third and fourth games and seal victory in the match.

Pakistanís Nasir Iqbal also won against a seeded player in four games, overcoming the challenge of Brazilís Guilherme Melo to make the last eight. He lost the first game of their second round contest 11-5 but fought back strongly to reach the quarter finals, thanks to winning the next three games.

Brazilís Diego Gobbi was the other unseeded player to break into the quarter finals, after he defeated Pakistanís No.7 seed Noor Zaman in a five-game battle. He fell behind after three games, but was able to regroup to win the fourth 11-8, before carrying that momentum into the deciding fifth game, one he won 11-4 to make his way into the last eight.

Elsewhere, the top two seeds, Rory Stewart and Charlie Lee, both came through their respective second round matches in straight games, while home favourite Christopher Gordon did the same, overcoming the challenge of Nigeriaís Babatunde Ajagbe.

The quarter finals of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts will take place on Thursday, September 22, with the last eight going head-to-head to try and reach the semi-finals of the Challenger 10 level competition.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on: PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and SQUASHTV.
 
Elbarbary and Fuller Claim Upset Wins

The opening day of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts took place at the Missouri Athletic Club on Tuesday evening, where Englandís Chris Fuller and Egyptís Karim Elbarbary both took upset wins to make the second round.

Egyptís Elbarbary took on Englandís Mark Broekman in his opening day clash at the Missouri Athletic Club, and he was able to regroup after losing the second game of their contest to come through in four games.

The Egyptian won the first, before then seeing Broekman, the World No.154, win the second game 11-9 to level the match after two. Elbarbary was able to fight through though, to win the next two games to win in four, booking his spot in the second round where he will now take on top seed Rory Stewart.

The other surprise winner on day on in St Louis was Englandís Chris Fuller, after the former World No.89 got the better of Canadian Cory McCartney in straight games. The second game went to a tie-break, one that the Englishman won 13-11, but apart from that, Fuller was comfortable throughout the match.

The second round of the St Louis Open presented by Mosby Building Arts will take place on Wednesday, September 21, with the top eight seeds coming into the draw at the Missouri Athletic Club in St Louis.
 

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on: PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and SQUASHTV.