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Charlottesville Open 2014

  Charlottesville Open 2014
16-21 Sep,  $25k
Round One
18 Sep 
19 Sep
20 Sep
21 Sep
[1] Adrian Grant (Eng)
11/8, 13/11, 11/7
Chris Gordon (Usa)
Adrian Grant
11-5, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2
Lucas Serme
Lucas Serme
5-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-7, 11-8 [89mins]
Tom Richards 
Lucas Serme
6-11, 11-3, 16-14, 11-6 [82mins]
Alister Walker
[6] Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
6/11, 11/3, 11/6, 11/3 (67m)
[Q] Lucas Serme (Fra)
[8] Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
 11/6, 11/6, 16/14 48m
[Q] Todd Harrity (Usa)
Campbell Grayson
11-8, 10-12, 11-5, 11-5 [65mins]
Tom Richards 
[4] Tom Richards (Eng)
11/5, 11/5, 11/9 (38m)
Joe Chapman (Bvi)
[Q] Peter Creed (Wal)
11/8, 15/13, 10/12, 11/9 (73m)
[3] Alister Walker (Bot)
Alister Walker
11-7, 14-12, 11-8 [38mins]
Declan James
Alister Walker
11-6, 11-5, 11-3 [36mins]
Karim Ali Fathi
[Q] Declan James (Eng)
5/11, 3/11, 11/6, 11/6, 15/13 (60m)
[5] Mazen Hesham (Egy)
Charles Sharpes (Eng)
11/8, 11/4, 12/10 (45m)
[8] Karim Ali Fathi (Egy)
Karim Ali Fathi
11-8, 3-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-
Chris Simpson
Shawn Delierre (Can)
 11/7, 9/11, 7/11, 11/4, 11/8 i(81m)
[2] Chris Simpson (Eng)
ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open: Virginia, Usa
Walker Wins Charlottesville Open
Botswanan World No.30 Alister Walker halted the charge of qualifier Lucas Serme in the final of the ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open, defeating the Frenchman 3-1 to take home the PSA International 25 title.
Walker, who dropped only one game en route to the final, was forced to pull out his best squash to get the better of the 22-year-old who had claimed the scalps of number one seed Adrian Grant, number four seed Tom Richards and number six seed Ryan Cuskelly on his way to a second consecutive PSA World Tour final following his triumph in the Rotterdam Open in August.
And it was the Frenchman who took an early lead in the encounter, taking the first game 11-6, but Walker, who has ranked as high as No.12 on the PSA World Rankings, used all his experience to mount an impressive fightback that saw him take the next three games to complete an 6-11, 11-3, 16-14, 11-6 turnaround victory in 82-minutes.
It is a victory that sees Walker claim his tenth career title on the PSA World Tour and his first since winning the Hong Kong Football Club International in May 2013.


Qualifier Serme Powers Into Charlottesville Final


French qualifier Lucas Serme, the 22-year-old who ended the hopes of number six seed Ryan Cuskelly and number one seed Adrian Grant en-route to the semi-finals of the ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open, continued his impressive run of form to see off number four seed Tom Richards and book his place in the final of the PSA International 25 event.

The man from Creteil has been in sensational form during the tournament so far and proved too much for Richards, getting the better of the Englishman in a thrilling 89-minute encounter that saw him come from 2-0 before taking a nervy tie-break in the third game before going all the way to the wire, eventually sealing a 5-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-7, 11-8 win.

The Frenchman will now hope to end the run of number three seed Alister Walker in the final, after the Bostwanan comfortably came through his semi-final with Egypt's Karim Ali Fathi, seeing off the number eight seed in just 36-minutes. 


Top Seeds Crash Out In Charlottesville


Top seeds Adrian Grant and Chris Simpson crashed out of the ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open at the quarter-final stage yesterday.

The duo came out on the wrong end of two epic encounters against French qualifier Lucas Serme and Egypt's Karim Ali Fathi, respectively, with both contests going down to a fifth and deciding game after over 80-minutes of action.

Serme, the 22-year-old from Creteil, continued his giant-killing form to follow up his surprise first round victory over number six seed Ryan Cuskelly with an impressive 11-5, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2 win over tournament favourite Grant, taking 83-minutes to see off the man ranked 42 places above him on the PSA World Rankings.

Simpson, the World No.25 from Guernsey, had an equally tough day at the office after seeing a 2-1 lead slip against Egyptian Fathi before the man from Cairo powered home to complete an 11-8, 3-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7 victory, taking just one minute longer than Serme to end the hopes of the number two seed.

Number three seed Alister Walker of Botswana and number four seed Tom Richards of England had no such issues in their quarter-final match-ups however, coming through with relative ease against Declan James and Campbell Grayson to book their places in the semi-finals.
Qualifiers Come Through Day One In Charlottesville
Qualifiers Declan James and Lucas Serme upset the odds during the first day of action in the ILEX Construction Charlottesville Open, defeating tournament number five seed Mazen Hesham and number six seed Ryan Cuskelly, respectively.
James, the 21-year-old Englishman from Nottingham, came through a thrilling 60-minute encounter with Hesham, the Egyptian World No.34, coming from two games down to storm back and take the match in a nail-biting tie-break during the final game.
The Egyptian had opened up a commanding advantage after a superb display of shot making saw him outclass James to take the first two games 11-5, 11-3, but a series of errors in the third game led to a change in momentum and it was the Englishman who capitalised, restoring parity before using his momentum to come through a gripping finale 15-13.
22-year-old Frenchman Serme was a commanding presence as he upset Australian World No.43 Cuskelly, recovering from a slow start after losing the first game to dominate the court and complete a 6-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 triumph.
Tournament favourite Adrian Grant, England's World No.24, came through a comfortable first round encounter with American Christopher Gordon, rarely looking troubled as he secured a 3-0 win while number two seed Chris Simpson, Guernsey's flag-bearer during the recent Commonwealth Games, was given a scare by Canadian Shawn Delierre.
Simpson was taken all the way by the 32-year-old from Montreal, having to fight his way from 2-1 down to force the match into a deciding game which was neck-and-neck at 8-8 before Simpson regained control to complete the 11-7, 9-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8 victory.





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