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26/01/2015
Australia Day Challenge 2015 (Men)

  Australia Day Challenge
Men's Draw 2015
22-25 Jan, Ipswich, Australia, $5k
Click here for Women's Event
Round One
23 Jan 
Quarters
24 Jan
Semis
24 Jan
Final
25 Jan
[1] Paul Coll (Nzl)
11/4, 11/3, 11/6
Mithran Selvaratnam (Mas)
Paul Coll
11/4, 11/9, 16/14
Chris Van Der Salm
Paul Coll
11/5, 11/9, 11/6
Matthew Karwalski
Paul Coll
4/11, 10/12, 11/4, 11/6, 11/3 (72m)
Evan Williams
 [7] Chris Van Der Salm (Nzl)
11/6, 11/6, 10/12, 12/10
Solayman Norowozi (Aus)
Matthew Karwalski (Aus)
12/10, 11/3, 11/2
Joseph White (Aus)
Matthew Karwalski
9/11, 11/5, 11/6, 11/8
Joshua Larkin
[3] Joshua Larkin (Aus)
11/5, 11/5, 11/4
Bradley Freeme (Aus)
Ben Harris (Jpn)
11/8, 11/8, 9/11, 11/5
[4] Kashif Shuja (Nzl)
Kashif Shuja
11/7, 11/13, 114, 11/7
Rhys Dowling
Kashif Shuja
7/11, 11/8, 11/3, 11/8
Evan Williams
Dominique Ratcliffe (Aus)
11/4, 11/6, 13/11
[5] Rhys Dowling (Aus)
Evan Williams (Nzl)
14/12, 11/9, 11/6
[6] Thomas Calvert (Aus)
Evan Williams
11/9, 11/9, 11/9
 Matt Hopkin
Jon Van Der Creek (Aus)
11/0, 11/8, 11/4
[2] Matt Hopkin (Aus)
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Australia Day Challenge, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Kiwi Coll Collects Australia Day Hat-Trick
 
#PSAWorldTour
 
New Zealander Paul Coll disappointed home hopes for the third year in a row when he lifted the Australia Day Challenge squash title at Ipswich PCYC Squash Centre in the Australian state of Queensland.
 
Coll, the 22-year-old World No.80 from Christchurch, was favourite to win the PSA Challenger 5 event for the third time since 2013 – and duly reached the final without dropping a game.
 
And to make matters even more galling for local hopes it was an all-Kiwi final which brought the event to a climax after unseeded Evan Williams recorded his best run since returning to the Tour after a year-long layoff following a wrist injury.
 
The 25-year-old from Wellington made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals where he ousted second-seeded Australian hope Matthew Hopkin.  In the semis, the former World No.79 despatched fellow countryman Kashif Shuja, the fourth seed.
 
Williams then took the opening two games in the final to establish a surpass lead, but Coll – who had never before beaten his close friend – regained the upper hand to clinch the match 4-11, 10-12, 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 in 72 minutes.
 
"It was a bit tougher than last year's final, given I won last year 3/0, and this one went to five," Coll said.
 
"I had never beaten him, I always find him tough to play. It's good to finally get one over him, but I'm also really happy just to see him coming back from injury."
 
The triumph marks the fourth PSA World Tour title of Coll’s career.
 

 


 

 

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