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MAA Invitational 2015

MAA Invitational 2015
29 Nov 4 Dec
Montreal, Canada,
Round One
1st Dec
2nd Dec
3rd Dec
[1] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG)
11-9, 11-6, 11-7 (40m)
[Q] Edgar Zayas (MEX)
Jaymie Haycocks
11-9, 11-6, 11-7 (28m)
Sunny Seth
Jaymie Haycocks
11-4, 11-8, 3-11, 11-4
 Ashley Davies
Jaymie Haycocks
11-9, 11-4, 11-4
 Michael McCue
[WC] Hussein Barakat (EGY)
11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (27m)
[5] Sunny Seth (GUY)
[8] Kale Wilson (TRI)
11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6 (48m)
Francisco Mendez Correa (MEX)
Kale Wilson
11-2, 11-4, 11-1 (19m)
Ashley Davies
Nick Sachvie (CAN)
11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-3
[4] Ashley Davies (ENG)
[3] Matthew Serediak (CAN)
11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7 (50m)
[Q]  (COL)
Dairo Sandoval
11-8, 11-6, 11-4 (38m)
David Baillargeon
David Baillargeon
3-11, 3-11, 7-11
 Michael McCue
[Q] Bryan Cueto (MEX)
11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-2 (53m)
[6] David Baillargeon (CAN)
[7] Albert Shoihet (CAN)
11-3, 11-7, 14-12 (36m)
[Q] Elliot Selby (CAN)
Albert Shoihet
11-3, 11-7, 11-3 (31m)
Michael McCue
Sam Gould (USA)
11-8, 7-11, 11-4, 11-0 (32m)
[2] Michael McCue (CAN)
Results – Final Qualifying Round: MAA Invitational 2015
[7] Edgar Zayas (MEX) bt [1] Emyr Evans (WAL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-8 (36m)
[8] Dairo Sandoval (COL) bt [4] Andrés Herrera (COL) 3-1: 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (54m)
[5] Bryan Cueto (MEX) bt [L] Sebastien Boucley (CAN) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-8 (25m)
[2] Elliot Selby (ENG) bt Owen Butler (CAN) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 (30m)
Haycocks Lifts MAA Invitational Title

English World No.84 Jaymie Haycocks captured his first PSA World Tour title for over two years by downing home hope Michael McCue in the final of the MAA Invitational, PSA M5 event.

The 32-year-old was in fine form throughout the tournament and dropped just one game en-route to the final against compatriot Ashley Davies in the semi-final. McCue was similarly dominant in the build up to the showpiece event and slalomed past fellow Canadian David Baillargeon in the previous round.

Haycocks took an early lead in the final encounter after forcing some errors from his opponent but McCue bounced back and took five straight points to send the opening game into a nervy finish.

It was Haycocks who narrowly managed to close it out and he surged into victories in games two and three to wrap up an 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 triumph in 39 minutes.

Haycocks’s victory in Montreal sees him lift the third PSA World Tour crown of his career and his first since 2013’s 4th Cerdil Squash Open.

'It turned out to be a good thing that the first game was longer,” said Haycocks.

“He did a lot of work and it took a lot out of him. This made the second and third more difficult for him as I was able to get comfortable leads in both games.”
Haycocks Homes In On Semi-final Spot In Canada


Number one seed Jaymie Haycocks secured his place in the semi-final of the MAA Invitational, PSA M5 event after blitzing to victory against number five seed Sunny Seth in straight games.

The first game was a tightly-contested affair with both players pushing each other to the limit with only two points in it. A spell of accurate hard-hitting from Haycocks eventually enabled him to take a one-game lead with an 11-9 margin of victory.

He controlled the match from that point onwards, wrapping up an 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 triumph to reach the last four.

Fellow Englishman Ashley Davies awaits Haycocks in the semi-final after the number four seed defeated Kale Wilson, who was struggling with a back injury, in three.

Meanwhile, Michael McCue and David Baillargeon are set to contest an all-Canadian affair in the next round after they defeated Albert Shoihet and Dairo Sandoval, respectively.
Sandoval Shocks Serediak In Canada


Colombia’s Dairo Sandoval earned a spot in the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time in his career after upsetting home hope Matthew Serediak in the opening round of the MAA Invitational, PSA M5 tournament.

Both players took a game each before Sandoval upped his game impressively to take an 11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7 victory into the next round.

“Matt is an experienced player and got to many of my shots,” said Sandoval.

“I had to be patient to win the rallies. I am happy about my results so far and I like the atmosphere of the tournament.”

Sandoval, the only qualifier left in the tournament, will go up against another Canadian, David Baillargeon, in the last eight after the number six seed defeated Bryan Cueto 3-1.

Top seed Jaymie Haycocks eased through to the quarter-final stage after his straight games triumph over Edgar Zayas and his reward is a next round fixture with Sunny Seth who dispatched wildcard Hussein Barakat.

Meanwhile, home favourite Michael McCue defeated United States player Sam Gould, failing to drop even a single point in the final game, and will do battle with Albert Shoihet for a place in the semi-final after he downed Elliot Selby.

Ashley Davies and Kale Wilson will meet each other in the other quarter-final clash after they beat Nick Sachvie and Francisco Mendez Correa, respectively.
Selby Sweeps Through To MAA Invitational Main Draw


England’s Elliot Selby secured his place in the main draw of the MAA Invitational, PSA M5 event by downing Owen Butler in the final qualifying round with a 3-0 victory.

Selby, brother of World No.14 Daryl, was in fine form throughout the encounter and dominated proceedings to record an 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 triumph.

He moves on to face number seven seed Albert Shoihet in the main draw’s opening round as he looks to dispatch a third successive Canadian after also beating local player Maxime Blouin in the first round of qualifying.

Mexico’s Edgar Zayas will also participate in the next round after he moved past top qualifying seed Emyr Evans with a straight games win. He lines up against the formidable Jaymie Haycocks in the first round who has two PSA World Tour titles to his name.

Bryan Cueto made it a Mexican double with his victory against Sebastien Boucley and his reward is an opening round matchup with David Baillargeon.

Elsewhere, Dairo Sandoval recovered from a one-game deficit to defeat fellow Colombian Andres Felipe Herrera in a surprise win and he will go head-to-head with Matthew Serediak for a place in the quarter-final.