11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (42m) Jan Van Den Herrewegen
[Q] Ondrej Uherka (CZE)
5-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-8 (65m)  Jan Van Den Herrewegen (BEL)
Takes Sutton Coldfield International
Belgian Jan Van Den Herrewegen defeated top seed Chris Fuller in
a thrilling encounter to land the Sutton Coldfield
Second seed Van Den Herrewegen won the fifth game 12-10 to take
the title after seeing Fuller come back from two games down to
The opening stages were tight but the Belgian managed to edge it
11-9. He extended his lead with an 11-6 victory in the second
but Fuller came out in the third with more attacking purpose,
starting to use the boast as an attacking weapon and threatening
the front court much more.
Whilst Van Den Herrewegen was still getting everything back, he
started to become a bit more ragged with Fuller taking the third
game 11-6. The fourth followed a similar pattern with Fuller now
controlling the play to level with an 11-6 game.
A see-saw fifth saw the Belgian earn three match balls but
eventually Fuller found the tin to hand his opponent the
Result – Sutton Coldfield International final
Jan Van Den Herrewegen bt Chris Fuller 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 6-11,
Sees Off Harris To Make Sutton Coldfield Semis
quarter-finals of the Sutton Coldfield International 2015 were
keenly contested with Chris Fuller edging out Michael Harris 3-2
in the pick of the ties.
Fuller raced into a two-game lead before Harris fought back to
take the match into a deciding fifth.
Eventually the craft and guile of Fuller prevailed as he
clinched his place in the semi-finals.
Josh Masters also booked his last-four berth by comfortably
defeating Ben Ford in just under half an hour.
Ford was struggling with fatigue after an epic five setter the
previous day. Masters capitalised on his opponent’s tiredness,
and was ruthless in his play, hitting a number of impressive
Patrick Rooney returned from a disappointing opening set to see
off the challenge of Mark Fuller.
Rooney started slowly, and looked to be struggling, but managed
to gather his composure in the second set and take his momentum
into the third.
Yet another momentum twist saw Fuller take the fourth, but
appeared to run out of steam in the fifth, with Rooney finishing
the job just past the hour mark.
Jan Van Den Herrewegen was in a bullish mood as he swept aside
Tristan Eysele in straight sets.
As seen in the previous matches, tiredness was becoming a
crucial factor in the outcome of the results.
Eysele looked physically drained, which showed in the second set
as Herrewegen raced to a 6-0 lead, and never really looked back.
After a series of long rallies in the third, it was Herrewegen
who found that extra gear, and relatively cruising into the