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Carey Olsen Tortola Classic 2022


$12,000 Men's Carey Olsen Tortola Classic 2022, Tortola Sports Club, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Carey Olsen Tortola Classic 2022
Men's Draw
21 - 25 Jun
Tortola, British Virgin Islands, $12k

22 Jun
23 Jun
24 Jun
25 Jun

[1] Christopher Gordon (USA)
11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 (55m)
Liam Marrison (CAN)

Liam Marrison
3-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 (47m)
Joeri Hapers
Joeri Hapers
11-3, 11-6, 3-11, 11-3 (46m)
Balázs Farkas
Balázs Farkas
8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-4 (72m)
David Baillargeon
Joeri Hapers (BEL)
11-4, 8-11, 11-2, 11-5 (45m)
[8] Connor Turk (CAN)
[7] Christopher Binnie (JAM)
13-11, 12-10, 11-6 (43m)
Adam Murrills (ENG)
Christopher Binnie
11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 (57m)
 Balázs Farkas
[4] Balázs Farkas (HUN)
11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (34m)
Santiago Orozco (COL)
[3] Spencer Lovejoy (USA)
11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (29m)
[WC] Luca Reich (IVB)
Spencer Lovejoy
13-11, 11-6, 11-7 (44m)
Andrew Douglas
Andrew Douglas
11-1, 3-11, 11-8, 11-7 (56m)
David Baillargeon
[6] Andrew Douglas (USA)
11-1, 11-0, 11-2 (26m)
Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY)
[5] Simon Herbert (ENG)
11-6, 12-10, 11-4 (42m)
Jonah Bryant (ENG)
Simon Herbert
13-11, 11-6, 11-7 (44m)
David Baillargeon
Petr Nohel (CZE)
11-4, 11-4, 11-4 (35m)
[2] David Baillargeon (CAN)


[1] Christopher Gordon (USA) bye
[9/16] Liam Marrison (CAN) bt [WC] Stuart Rau (IVB) 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 (25m)
[9/16] Joeri Hapers (BEL) bt [WC] Percy Rhoden (IVB) 11-3, 11-1, 11-4 (23m)
[8] Connor Turk (CAN) bye
[7] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bye
[9/16] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt [WC] Jonathan Addo (IVB) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 (27m)
[9/16] Santiago Orozco (COL) bt [WC] Oliver Henderson (IVB) 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (24m)
[4] Balázs Farkas (HUN) bye
[3] Spencer Lovejoy (USA) bye
[9/16] Luca Reich (IVB) bt [WC] Eddie Brockbank (IVB) 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 (27m)
[9/16] Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) bt [WC] Dion Anselm (IVB) 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 11-1 (42m)
[6] Andrew Douglas (USA) bye
[5] Simon Herbert (ENG) bye
[9/16] Jonah Bryant (ENG) bt [WC] Danny Henderson (IVB) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 (26m)
[9/16] Petr Nohel (CZE) bt [WC] Tom Chapman (IVB) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1 (23m)
[2] David Baillargeon (CAN) bye


Farkas Comes From Two Down To Win

Hungary’s Balazs Farkas took the victory at the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic, after he made an improbable comeback in the final to down No.2 seed David Baillargeon and take his second title of the season.

Farkas came into the Challenger 10 level competition at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands as the No.4 seed, and aiming to add to the Odense Open crown which he claimed in March, one which saw him qualify for the PSA World Championships in Cairo.

After receiving a bye through to the opening day’s action due to his seeding, the Hungarian then came up against Colombia’s Santiago Orozco in the second round, overcoming that challenge in straight games, before then defeating Jamaican No.1 Christopher Binnie in a four-game battle that lasted just less than an hour.

In the semi-finals, Farkas got the better of the unseeded Joeri Hapers, with the Belgian being one of the surprise packages in the competition. The Hungarian beat his fellow European 11-3, 11-6, 3-11, 11-3 to make it into the final where he took on Canada’s Baillargeon.

The final looked to be going in one direction, with the Canadian, ranked 16 places above Farkas in the World Rankings, taking a two game lead after winning both of the fist two games by 11-8 scorelines. However, from there it was the World No.77 that showed his class, dropping just 15 points across the next three games to secure a second title of the season, and the ninth of his career.
Douglas Downs Lovejoy In All-american Battle

The quarter finals of the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic took place on Thursday evening at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands, with Andrew Douglas coming out on top against compatriot Spencer Lovejoy in the all-American battle of the night.

Douglas came into his last eight contest knowing he had won his previous two meetings with his fellow American, including beating Lovejoy at the Life Time Dallas Open in May. He took the first game of this encounter in the British Virgin Islands 11-9, and from there he was in complete control, dropping just nine points across the next two games to win in three and advance to the last four of the competition.

Douglas will now face Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon in the semi-finals in an all-North American battle after the World No.61 got the better of England’s Simon Herbert in his quarter final contest. A tight firs game saw the Englishman lead 10-8, but Baillargeon fought back, saving both game balls to take it 13-11, and that was crucial in his victory, as he went on to win both the second and third games more comfortably.

The other semi-final will be an all-European clash, as the unseeded Belgian, Joeri Hapers, and Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas will do battle on Friday. After the pair both caused upsets on the second day of competition, Hapers overcame Canada’s Liam Marrison in the quarters to make his way into the last four, while Farkas downed Jamaica’s Christopher Binnie to book his place in the semis.

The semi-finals of the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic will take place on Friday, June 24 at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands, with European and North American representation guaranteed in the finals on Saturday.
Marrison And Hapers Cause Upsets

The second round of the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic saw the seeded players get their campaigns underway at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands, but two of those, including the tournament’s top seed, were dumped out as Belgium’s Joeri Hapers and Canadian Liam Marrison advanced.

Marrison came into the Challenger 10 level competition unseeded, and he took on top seed Christopher Gordon in the last 16, having lost out to the American at the PanAmerican Championships in Guatemala two months earlier.

He managed to exact revenge over the former top 50 player, though, starting their contest by taking a tight first game 11-9. Gordon won the second by a reversal of the first game score line, but from there, Marrison was able to play his game, winning the next two to take a 3-1 victory, and move through to the quarter finals of the event.

He will now face another unseeded player in the last eight, as Belgium’s Joeri Hapers also caused an upset on the second day of the tournament. The Belgian took on Canadian Connor Turk, and despite the 11 places gap between them in the World Rankings, it was Hapers that took the win, coming out on top after you games to make the quarters.

Elsewhere, it was plain sailing for the seeded players, with the other six men making it through in straight games. There will be an all-American clash in the last eight, with No.3 seed Spencer Lovejoy and No.6 seed Andrew Douglas set to meet, while Jamaica’s Christopher Binnie, Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas, England’s Simon Herbert and Canada’s David Baillargeon are also through.

The quarter finals of the Challenger 10 level Carey Olsen Tortola Classic will take place on Thursday, June 23 in the British Virgin Islands, with the last eight doing battle for places in tomorrow’s semi-finals.

Herbert Aiming For Top 100

The second tournament to take place on the Challenger Tour this week will be the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic, which will be held at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands from Tuesday, June 21 to Saturday, June 25.

The Challenger 10 level event will be the first to be held on the British Virgin Islands since 2019 on Tour, and will feature some of the world’s top 100 who will be aiming to take home the title come Saturday evening.

USA’s Christopher Gordon will be the top seed for the tournament, but Canadian No.1 David Baillargeon will actually be the highest ranked player in the draw, with the World No.61 as one of the favourites to become the champion. USA’s Spencer Lovejoy and Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas will make up the rest of the top four seeds.

World No.113 Simon Herbert will be one of three Englishman in the 24-strong draw, and will be the No.5 seed for the Challenger 10 level competition. We spoke to the 20-year-old prior to the event, and he believes he is in the best form of his life right now.

“I currently feel that I’m certainly playing some of the best squash I have ever played. I still have some things to focus on but I feel fitter and stronger,” the Englishman explained.

“Having had a good few weeks off between tournaments after Manchester Open, I have really been able to focus on key things in my game and adjust and improve my performance.

“After putting my focus and time into my weaker areas, and improving myself; I expect my game play to have improved and hopefully it will show. I’m confident I can push the top seeds, if not beat them. If I’m not able to perform to my full potential, I would be quite disappointed.”

At World No.113, Herbert is close to breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in his career, and he believes that good performances over the next few months can help him achieve that goal.

“This is a great opportunity to get good results in one or more of these tournaments. I’m confident I will perform well in BVI, and this will give me a boost in the right direction for the following tournaments. I can see myself breaking top 100 after these events,” he said.

“Consistency is really important to break these ranking barriers. Top 100 takes one good season. I have come up the rankings from being in the 330’s in August last year, to now being at 113. I feel these big jumps coming. I’ve set myself targets and goals, and aspire to reach them soon.”

Jonah Bryant and Adam Murrills will be the other two Englishman alongside Herbert in the draw, with nine home hopes in action. Luca Reich, Dion Anselm, Percy Rhoden, Jonathan Addo, Stuart Yau, Oliver Henderson, Eddie Brockbank, Daniel Henderson and Tom Chapman will all be representing the British Virgin Islands this week.

The event takes place from Tuesday, June 21 to Saturday, June 25 at the Tortola Sports Club in the British Virgin Islands.

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