RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Life Time Minneapolis Open,
Downs Harrity In Minneapolis Final
Germany's Jens Schoor denied the organisers of the Life Time Minneapolis
Open a home winner in the inaugural PSA Challenger 10 squash event when
he upset Pennsylvania-based Todd Harrity in the final at Life Time
Fitness in Minneapolis, USA.
Top seed Harrity, fresh from his title success in last week's Madison
Open in Wisconsin, claimed his anticipated place in the final after
surviving a 93-minute semi-final marathon against South African
qualifier Clinton Leeuw which went the full distance.
But the 24-year-old from Wayne showed no signs of his ordeal in the
final – his fourth of the year - as he pulled back from two games down
to draw level against second seed Schoor.
"Jens played his best squash in the final," said tournament promoter
Andre Maur. "Schoor won the first two games fairly easily and looked on
his way winning in three but Harrity came back from 9-6 down to win the
third and fourth 11-5.
"The fifth went to eight-all and Schoor hit two great winners when
Harrity hit the match ball in the tin on his backhand."
The 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8 triumph in 74 minutes gives 27-year-old
Schoor his third Tour title of the year, and the ninth of his career.