Barcelona, Spain $5k,
Parker downs Fuller in
Number four seed George Parker defeated
fellow Englishman Chris Fuller in the final of the XVI Trofeu
Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona, PSA M5 tournament to lift his first
ever PSA World Tour title.
Leicester-born Parker saw off Aitor Zunzunegui in the quarter-final
before besting Iker Pajares Bernabeu in the semi-final stage. Fuller on
the other hand eased past Daniel Poleshchuk and then went on to dispatch
Hugo Varela in four.
It was Parker who started the better of the two as he kept up a number
of consistent backhand drives to move Fuller into the back of the court
before attacking near the front. This approach paid dividends for the
World No.103 who quickly built up a two game lead.
Third seed Fuller, who was appearing at his third final in his four
previous tournaments, fought back in the third to claw a game back as he
looked to disrupt Parker’s rhythm.
However, the 19-year-old came storming back in the final game to secure
an 11-7, 11-2, 7-11, 11-8 victory to kickstart his PSA World Tour title
Result – Final: XVI Trofeu Internacional, Ciutat de Barcelona 2015  George Parker (ENG) bt  Chris Fuller (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 11-2,
7-11, 11-8 (59m)