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Guilfoyle PSA Toronto Classic 2023

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$12,000 Men's Guilfoyle PSA Toronto Classic 2023, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club, Toronto, Canada, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Guilfoyle PSA Toronto Classic 2023
Men's Draw
01 - 04 Mar
Toronto, Canada, $12k

ROUND one
01 Mar
QUARTERS
02 Mar
SEMIS
03 Mar
FINAL
04 Mar

[1] Todd Harrity (USA)
11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (33m)
Ben Smith (ENG)

Todd Harrity
11-9, 11-6, 11-2 (36m)
Alfredo Avila
Todd Harrity
6-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 (57m)
Curtis Malik
Curtis Malik
11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (37m)
Charlie Lee
Alfredo Avila (MEX)
11-3, 17-15, 11-6 (39m)
[5] Timothy Brownell (USA)
[7] Curtis Malik (ENG)
11, 11-5, 11-9 (34m)
[WC] Liam Marrison (CAN)
Curtis Malik
11-2, 10-12, 13-15, 11-9, 11-8 (69m)
Christopher Gordon
Christopher Gordon (USA)
11-9, 12-10, 11-5 (37m)
[3] Faraz Khan (USA)
[4] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG)
12-10, 11-6, 1, 11-5 (42m)
Spencer Lovejoy (USA)
Tsz Kwan Lau
14-12, 12-10, 11-5 (56m)
Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee
8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 (54m)
 Nathan Lake
Charlie Lee (ENG)
11-13, 11-7, 11-9, 11-3 (60m)
[6] David Baillargeon (CAN)
Abhay Singh (IND)
11-9, 11-8, 15, 11-4 (50m)
[8] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
Abhay Singh
14-12, 11-4, 10-12, 3-11, 11-4 (52m)
 Nathan Lake
Joseph White (AUS)
11-5, 11-5, 11-0 (31m)
[2] Nathan Lake (ENG)

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Final

Unseeded Lee Secures Title In Toronto

Charlie Lee with the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic title

Charlie Leeís incredible run in Toronto ended with the Englishman beating Curtis Malik to win the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic on Saturday afternoon.

The Englishman started the week as one of the unseeded players in the draw for the Challenger 10 level competition, and having won the E.M. Noll Classic last month as well.

His week started with the tricky task of taking on the Canadian No.1 who was featuring on home soil at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club. David Baillargeon took the opening game of their first round contest, but Lee fought back to win in four after exactly an hour.

The Englishmanís form continued with a straight games victory over Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau before he then defeated No.2 seed Nathan Lake in the semi-finals. The all-English clash saw Lake claim the opening game, but Lee then took control of the contest. Like he did on the opening day in Toronto, the World No.59 fought back to win in four to move through.

The final saw Lee take on No.7 seed Curtis Malik, with his fellow Englishman having also caused a semi-final upset, as he defeated USAís Todd Harrity, the tournamentís top seed.

Lee was in complete control in the final on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. He won both of the opening two games by an 11-6 scoreline before then taking the third game 11-5 to secure the victory. His win at the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic was his second in succession after that victory at the E.M. Noll Classic in Philadelphia last week.

 
Semi Finals

Malik and Lee Set Up Surprise Final

Curtis Malik in action at the Oxford Properties Canadian Men's Open
Curtis Malik

The top two seeds were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic, with Englandís Curtis Malik and Charlie Lee through to the final.

Malik came up against top seed Todd Harrity in the last four of the Challenger 10 level competition, which is taking place at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club. The Englishman was in trouble during the match, falling two games behind to the World No.38.

However, from there, the No.7 seed was able to fight back in incredible fashion. He won both the third and fourth by an 11-4 scoreline to level the contest, before then claiming victory after winning the deciding fifth game 11-6. The world No.58 is through to his 11th Tour final, and his first since September.

He will take on compatriot Charlie Lee in the final on Saturday in Toronto, after his fellow Englishman downed No.2 seed Nathan Lake. Like Malik, Lee fell behind in their semi-final contest after losing the first 11-8.

Like his compatriot, though, Lee was able to fight through to down another seed. He had already gotten the better of Canadian David Baillargeon and Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau, and after winning the second, third and fourth games of his semi-final contest, he downed the No.2 seed to make the final of the Challenger 10 level event.

The final of the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic will take place on Saturday, March 4 between the English duo of Charlie Lee and Curtis Malik. You can keep up to date with daily updates from the tournament on the PSA Challenger Tourís Twitter and Facebook. Live scores are available on the PSA World Tour website
Quarter Finals

Unseeded Lee Through To Last Four

Charlie Lee during the Robertson Lodges New Zealand Open in November 2022
Charlie Lee, pictured here in New Zealand in 2022

Englandís Charlie Lee caused an upset for the second successive day as he moved into the last four of the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic.

The Challenger 10 level tournament is taking place at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, and on day one of the competition, Lee knocked out Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon to get his week underway.

On Thursday evening, the Englishman came up against Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau, the No.4 seed. The Hongkonger came into this event off the back of a strong performance at the Squash On Fire Open in Washington, D.C., but it was Lee who was in the ascendancy in their quarter final contest in Toronto.

The first two games of their quarter final went to tie-breaks, with the World No.59 coming out the victor on both occasions. He took the opener 14-12, before doubling his advantage in the match with a 12-10 win in the second. The third was much easier for the Englishman, who claimed it 11-5 to book his last four spot.

He is one of three English players to make the semi-finals in Toronto, with No.2 seed Nathan Lake being his semi-final opponent on Friday. Lake came through a tricky five-game contest with Indiaís Abhay Singh in his last eight tie. The Indian fought back from two games down, but Lake was able to regroup and recover, winning the fifth 11-4 to advance to the semis.

The other semi-final on Friday will see Englandís Curtis Malik take on top seed Todd Harrity. The American defeated Mexicoís Alfredo Avila in in straight games, while Malik downed Harrityís compatriot, Christopher Gordon. The Englishman fought back after losing tie-breaks in both the second and third games to win in five.

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

Seeds Fall On Opening Day

The opening day of the Guilfoyle PSA Squash Classic saw four of the eight seeded players beaten at the Challenger 10 level competition.

In the all-American clash on day one in Toronto, Christopher Gordon downed compatriot and No.3 seed Faraz Khan. The two Americans played a couple of tight games, with the second going to a tie-break, but it was Gordon that won both. He then cruised to an 11-5 scoreline in the third game to win in three and to move through to the last eight.

Mexicoís Alfredo Avila also got the better of American opposition on Wednesday. The unseeded Mexican defeated No.5 seed Timothy Brownell to book his place in the quarter finals. A second game tie-break went all the way to 17-15, with Avila coming out on top, and he carried that momentum into the third game to win in straight games.

Englandís Charlie Lee moved through to the quarter finals thanks to a four-game win over Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon. The home favourite won the opening game on a tie-break 13-11, but from there, the Englishman was in control. Lee came through to win the next three games to advance to the last eight.

Indiaís Abhay Singh, who has already won five times on Tour this season, overcame No.8 seed Leandro Romiglio. The Indian won the opening two games of their contest, and although the Argentine No.1 won the third on a tie-break, he was able to regain control in the fourth, winning it 11-4 to book his quarter final spot.

Elsewhere, top seed Todd Harrity comfortably took a straight games win over Englandís Ben Smith, while the English duo of Curtis Malik and Nathan Lake both also won in three. Hong Kongís Tsz Kwan Lau completes the quarter final line-up in Toronto.
Preview

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

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