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HSC International Open 2023


$12,000 Men's HSC Open 2023, Houston Squash Club, Houston, Texas, USA, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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 HSC International Open 2023
Men's Draw
21 - 25 Jun
Houston, USA, $12k

Kareem El Torkey (EGY) v [1] Bernat Jaume (ESP)

Kareem El Torkey (EGY) bt [2] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) 9-11, 2-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-7 (69m)
[1] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bt [9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (34m)

[2] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) 7-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9 (49m)
Kareem El Torkey (EGY) bt [4] Christopher Gordon (USA) 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 12-10 (50m)
[9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 (43m)
[1] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bt [9/16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 (36m)
2nd round:
[2] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Noor Zaman (PAK) 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 5-11, 11-2 (75m)
[9/16] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt [8] Andrés Herrera (COL) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9 (75m)
Kareem El Torkey (EGY) bt [5] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6 (65m)
[4] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt Allan Nuñez (MEX) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (25m)
Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt [3] Alfredo Avila (MEX) 11-3, 11-4, 11-3 (19m)
[9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt [6] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 4-11, 12-10 (72m)
[9/16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt [7] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 9-11, 11-7 (63m)
[1] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bt [WC] Hamza Sharif (PAK) 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 11-8 (46m)

1st round:
[2] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bye
[9/16] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt Saeed Abdul (PAK) 11-9, 11-1, 11-9 (30m)
[9/16] Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt [WC] Faizan Khan (PAK) 11-9, 11-3, 11-9 (29m)
[8] Andrés Herrera (COL) bye
[5] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bye
Kareem El Torkey (EGY) bt [9/16] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 (25m)
Allan Nuñez (MEX) bt [9/16] Arhan Chandra (USA) 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 (60m)
[4] Christopher Gordon (USA) bye
[3] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bye
Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt [9/16] Dillon Huang (USA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 (25m)
[9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt [WC] Vandrick Inman-Benavente (USA) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (33m)
[6] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye
[7] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bye
[9/16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt Alfredo Lopez (MEX) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 (19m)
[WC] Hamza Sharif (PAK) bt [9/16] Laszlo Godde (FRA) 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (45m)
[1] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bye
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Jaume Takes First Win In Two Years

Bernat Jaume in action.
Bernat Jaume

Spain’s Bernat Jaume secured his first Tour title since 2021, as he beat Kareem El Torkey to win the HSC International Open.

The Spaniard dropped just two games throughout the competition, starting with a four-game victory over tournament wildcard Hamza Sharif in the second round of the Challenger 10 level event.

Jaume then downed Pakistan’s Muhammad Ashab Irfan in straight games in the quarter finals, before then also beating Guatemala’s Alejandro Enriquez in three games in the last four of the tournament.

In the final, the Spaniard came up against the unseeded Kareem El Torkey, after the Egyptian had beaten three of the top five seeds. He took a two-game lead against El Torkey, but saw the unseeded Egyptian fight back to win the third on a tie-break. However, Jaume regrouped, winning the fourth 11-8 to secure the victory in Houston.

The men’s event in Houston, the HSC International Open begins on Wednesday, with the Challenger 10 level tournament returning for its fourth edition. Mexico’s Alfredo Avila is the defending champion, with Cesar Salazar and France’s Victor Crouin having also won this tournament in the past.

Egypt’s Zahed Salem will be the top seed, with Spain’s Bernat Jaume and Pakistan’s Muhammad Asim Khan, a finalist in Tortola last week, in the top three seeds. Defending champion Avila will be the No.4 seed this week.

Christopher Gordon will be the leading American on home soil, with Egypt’s Ibrahim Elkabbani, Mexico’s Arturo Salazar and Guatemalan Josue Enriquez rounding out the eight seeds for the competition.

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 streamed live on SQUASHTV.

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