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PSA Valencia 2015

PSA Valencia 2015
30 Nov-05 Dec
Valencia, Spain, $10k
Round One
02 Dec
03 Dec
04 Dec
05 Dec
[1] Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN)
11/6, 11/6, 11/7 (24m)
Adil Maqbool (PSK)
Kristian Frost Olesen
11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (35 mins)
Geoffrey Demont
Kristian Frost Olesen
11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 5-11, 8-11
Jens Schoor
Kristian Frost Olesen
11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5
Mazen Gamal
[LL] Tristan Eysele (RSA)
11/6, 11/6, 11/5 (32m)
[Q] Geoffrey Demont (FRA)
[6] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP)
13-11, 11-8, 6-11, 3-11, 13-11 (53m)
Alejandro Garbi (ESP)
Carlos Cornes Ribadas
11-4, 11-6, 13-11 (45 mins)
Jens Schoor
[3] Jens Schoor (GER)
11/3, 11/7, 11/6 (35m)
[Q] Edmon Lopez Moller (ESP)
[4] James Earles (Eng)
11/6, 11/6, 11/8 (32m)
[Q] Iker Pajares (ESP)
Iker Pajares
7-11, 11-7, 3-11, 1-9, 11-5 (70 mins)
Mazen Gamal
Mazen Gamal
9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6
Piedro Schweertman
[Q] Rui Soares (POR)
11/9, 11/8, 11/6 (29m)
[7] Mazen Gamal (EGY)
Matthew Hopkin (AUS)
11-7, 11-5, 4-11, 9-11, 11-6 (50m)
[8] George Parker (ENG)
George Parker
11-7, 13-15, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6 (65 mins)
Piedro Schweertman
[wc] Aitor Zunzunegui (ESP)
11-9, 13-11, 11-6 (31m)
[2] Piedro Schweertman (NED)
Results Ė Final Qualifying Round: PSA Valencia 2015
Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt [7] Dani Pascual (ESP) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-3 (25m)
[3] Rui Soares (POR) bt [5] Claudio Pinto (POR) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 (25m)
[2] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [6] Richard Williams (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (25m)
[1] Edmon Lopez Moller (ESP) bt [4] Tristan Eysele (RSA) 3-2: 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 2-11, 11-2 (59m)
Schoor Captures Valencia Crown

Number three seed Jens Schoor secured his 10th career PSA World Tour title at Mazen Gamalís expense after defeating the Egyptian 3-1 in the final of the PSA Valencia, M10 tournament.

Both players came through exceptionally difficult semi-final fixtures with Schoor overcoming top seed Kristian Frost Olesen in five games while Gamal saw off Piedro Schweertman in a mammoth 3-2 battle.

Schoor seemed to have recovered better than his opponent after a fast start saw him power to an 11-3 victory in game one before a much closer second game went Gamalís way to level the scores.

The pair traded a number of high-octane blows in the third game with both players remaining consistent but it was Schoor who edged ahead courtesy of his triumph on the tie-break.

That broke Gamalís resolve and World No.74 Schoor went up a gear to record an 11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5 win to claim his first PSA World Tour title of the year.
Local Hopes End In Valencia


Egyptís Mazen Gamal and third seed Jens Schoor extinguished home hopes in the quarter-final stage of the PSA Valencia, M10 event after downing Spanish duo Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Carlos Cornes Ribadas, respectively.

Gamalís encounter with Pajares was a five-game nail-biter which saw both players send each other into all four corners of the court regularly in a bruising affair.

It was eventually World No.83 Gamal, who has 7 PSA World Tour titles to his name, who came out on top with a 7-11, 11-7, 3-11, 11-9, 11-5 triumph to move through to the last four.

He will face off with Dutchman Piedro Schweertman for a place in the final after he came through a difficult match against Englandís George Parker. The two put on a real show in front of an enraptured crowd with a high-octane match that saw Schweertman take it in five.

Schoorís match against Ribadas meanwhile was a more straightforward affair with the German wrapping up the win in straight games. He will do battle with top seed Kristian Frost Olesen in the semi-final thanks to the Daneís victory over Geoffrey Demont.
Top Seeds Reach Quarter-final Stage In Valencia


All but two of the seeded players in the PSA Valencia, M10 tournament advanced to the last eight stage after moving past their first round opponents.

Title favourite Kristian Frost Olesen defeated eighth seed Khawaja Adil Maqbool in three to begin his attempts to improve on last yearís runner-up finish. The Dane was superb throughout the 24-minute encounter, hitting consistent length and accurate drops to record an 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 victory.

He is set to meet French qualifier Geoffrey Demont in the quarter-final after the World No.115 eased by Tristan Eysele.

Piedro Schweertman meanwhile defeated wildcard Aitor Zunzunegui and will go up against Englandís George Parker in the next round who came through a five-game affair with Matthew Hopkin to progress.

Jens Schoor went through in straight games after beating Edmon Lopez Moller while his quarter-final opponent, home favourite Carlos Cornes Ribadas, dispatched compatriot Alejandro Garbi Caro in a brutal match that went the whole distance.

The dayís big shock saw Iker Pajares Bernabeu take out fourth seed James Earles in a superb 3-0 victory. Up next for the young Spaniard is a fixture against Mazen Gamal who downed Rui Soares.
Spanish Duo Through To Valencia Main Draw


Home hopes Edmon Lopez Moller and Iker Pajares Bernabeu secured their places in the the main draw action at the PSA Valencia, PSA M10 event after claiming respective victories over Tristan Eysele and Richard Williams in the final qualifying round.

Mollerís fixture against Eysele in particular was a mammoth five-game battle with both players going toe-to-toe in an engaging and combative affair. It was eventually the former who came out of the encounter with the win, prevailing with a 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 2-11, 11-2 triumph to move through to the next round.

The Spaniard will line up against Jens Schoor in the main drawís opening round in what is sure to be a testing tie against the German number three seed.

Eysele benefits from Lucky Loser status after Steven Finitsis pulled out so he advances to the next round where he will play Geoffrey Demont who bested Dani Pascual in qualifying.

Pajares meanwhile came through his match against Williams in straight games and the 19-year-old will face off with Englandís James Earles for a place in the quarter-final.

The other final qualifying round clash was an all-Portuguese affair with Rui Soares taking on Claudio Pinto. Soares came out on top with a 3-0 victory and he meets Mazen Gamal in the first round of the main draw.