Peruís World No.9 Diego Elias prevailed in a five-game thriller with New
Zealandís World No.7 Paul Coll to lift his biggest PSA title at the
Troilus Canada Cup Squash title in Toronto, Canada.
Itís the Peruvianís first title since the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open
when he defeated Mexicoís Cesar Salazar back in 2016 and his fifth PSA
The two players were facing each other for the first time since last
yearís U.S. Open when Coll defeated the Peruvian in straight-games , but
it was Elias who got the better of the Kiwi on this occasion as he twice
held off a comeback from Coll to take home the PSA Silver title.
The two players went toe-to-toe throughout the gruelling 98-minute
encounter, which saw the momentum swing between both players until the
final game when Elias was able to close out an 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 8-11,
New Zealandís World No.7 Paul Coll and Peruís World No.9 Diego Elias
will meet in the final of the Troilus Canada Cup Squash after defeating
Egyptians Mohamed Abouelghar and Marwan ElShorbagy, respectively.
This seasonís Canada Cup Squash tournament is the biggest PSA tournament
in the countryís history with a total prize purse of $81,500 on offer in
Kiwi Coll powered past Egyptís Abouelghar in straight-games in a rematch
of their China Squash Open final meeting which saw the Egyptian claim
However, top seed Coll who has been in strong form all week, only
dropping one game en route to the final, was again on song to dispatch
Abouelghar by an 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 scoreline to advance to his first
final since the China Squash Open.
He will now face Elias (above) in the final after the Peruvian defeated
Egyptís World No.10 ElShorbagy in straight-games to advance.
Number four seed Elias took just 31 minutes to send number two seed
ElShorbagy out of the tournament as he claimed an 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
The final will be played on March 7 at 18:45 local time (UTC-5).
Zealandís World No.6 Paul Coll will headline a high-quality draw at the
Troilus Canada Cup Squash, with the PSA Silver tournament taking place
in Toronto between March 3-7 after the main draw was released today.
This seasonís Canada Cup Squash tournament will be the biggest PSA
tournament in the countryís history with a total prize purse of $81,500
"It will be our 12th year running, and second year as a PSA event. We
look forward to continue growing and showcasing squash in Canada", said
Tournament Director, Shahier Razik.
26-year-old Coll has enjoyed a strong season so far, reaching the
semi-finals of two PSA Platinum tournaments - the U.S. Open and Black
Ball Squash Open, as well as a runner-up finish at the China Squash
The Kiwi, who along with the other top eight seeds receives a bye into
round two, is seeded on the same side of the draw as the likes of
Egyptís World No.9 Mohamed Abouelghar, Englandís former World No.12 Tom
Richards and Hong Kongís Tsz Fung Yip.
Coll will begin his tournament against either Englandís Nathan Lake or
Adrian Waller, depending on who comes out on top in their round one
Seeded at the opposite end of the draw is Egyptís World No.8 Marwan
ElShorbagy. The Egyptian is seeded to meet Peruís World No.10 Diego
Elias in the semi-finals, but will first have to navigate a draw that
includes the likes of Englandís Declan James and last seasonís
tournament runner-up Australiaís Ryan Cuskelly.
ElShorbagy will open against either Malaysiaís Ivan Yuen or Egyptís Omar
Abdel Meguid in his opening match in Toronto.
Home interest comes in the form of Canadaís World No.89 Michael McCue,
who resides in Toronto and takes the wildcard spot. He will face Egyptís
Karim Ali Fathi in round one.