Cleveland Skating Club Open 2015
Cleveland Skating Club Open
Egyptian World No.72 Andrew Wagih Shoukry overcame Irelandís Arthur
Gaskin in the final of the Cleveland Skating Club Open, PSA M5 event
to lift his first PSA World Tour title of 2015.
The number one seed came through a thrilling five-game semi-final
with Sebastiaan Weenink in the previous round, despite trailing the
Dutchman 2-1 at one point. Gaskin on the other hand had swept to the
final without dropping a single game and looked full of confidence
heading into the showpiece finale.
Indeed, it appeared as if the previous dayís exploits had taken a
toll on Shoukry who, after a slow start, found himself a game behind
after Gaskin won the first game 11-9. The momentum changed in the
second, however, as Shoukry found his range with some fine winners
to level proceedings at the Cleveland Skating Club.
Both players traded blows back and forth in the third before an
awkward fall from Shoukry led to an injury break. Once back on court
however, the injury seemed to be a distant memory as Shoukry surged
to an 11-9 triumph to take the lead for the first time.
Gaskin mounted a superb fightback in the fourth game and put himself
in the ascendancy with a 7-5 lead. Unforced errors crept into his
game though and Shoukry took full advantage, earning a 9-11, 11-6,
11-9, 11-7 victory to bring an end to the 85 minute contest and
claim his eighth career PSA World Tour title.
Result - Final: Cleveland Skating Club Open 2015
 Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt 
Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (85m)