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Sandman Penticton Open 2016

Sandman Penticton Open 2016
12-17 Jan
Penticton, Canada, $5k
Round One
14 Jan
15 Jan
16 Jan
17 Jan
[1] Nathan Lake (ENG)
11/4, 11/3, 11/3
[Q] Adam Terheege (ENG)
Nathan Lake
11/2, 11/3, 11/3
Albert Shoihet
Nathan Lake
11/4, 11/6, 11/3
Jesus Camacho
Nathan Lake
11/6, 11/6, 11/4
Angus Gillams

[6] Albert Shoihet (CAN)
11/6, 9/11, 11/8, 11/3
[Q] Joe Forster (CAN)
[8] Brian Byrne (IRL)
11/9, 11/9, 11/9
[wc] Sarafaz Ahmed (CAN)
Brian Byrne
11/5, 3/11, 10/12, 11/7, 11/3
Jesus Camacho
[4] Jesus Camacho (MEX)
11/6, 11/4, 11/5
Ismail Hafiz (EGY)
[Q] Hamid Khosrowkiani (CAN)
11/2, 11/7, 11/4
[3] Adam Murrills (ENG)
Adam Murrills
11/8, 11/6, 11/4
Edgar Zayas
Adam Murrills
11/6, 11/5, 11/9

Angus Gillams
Edgar Zayas (MEX)
11/5, 12/10, 11/8
[7] David Baillargeon (CAN)
[Q] Marco Toriz-Caddo (MEX)
12/10, 11/8, 11/9
[5] Kale Wilson (TRI)
Marco Toriz-Caddo
11/5, 11/1, 11/4
Angus Gillams
Jesus Ramirez (COL)
11/2, 11/1, 11/3
[2] Angus Gillams (ENG)
Final Semi Finals Quarter Finals


Gillams Claims Penticton Open Title

Second seed Angus Gillams got his 2016 off to the perfect start with a commanding 3-0 victory over title favourite Nathan Lake in an all-English final in the Sandman Hotels Open Penticton, PSA M5 event to capture his first PSA World Tour title of the year.

Gillams, who didnít drop a single game throughout the tournament, earned his spot in the final with a brilliant straight games triumph over fellow Englishman Adam Murrills while Lake, who also had a perfect record heading into the final, downed Mexican teenager Jesus Camacho to seal his place in the showpiece event.

World No.90 Gillams started the encounter in the ascendancy and was in brilliant form as a number of superb retrievals enabled him to catch his opponent on the back foot and he soon surged into a two-game lead.

He upped his game even further as the match drew to a close, with his consistent length and devastating drop shots coming to the fore as he wrapped up an 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 victory to continue the progression that has seen the 20-year-old leap up 48 places on the World Rankings compared to this time last year.

The Englishmanís victory in Penticton has yielded the second PSA World Tour title of his career with his first coming back in November at the Madison Open.

The final qualifying round of the Sandman Hotels Open Penticton, PSA M5 event saw two Canadian players move through to the main draw on home soil.

Hamid Khosrowkiani defeated Andrew Braff in the dayís most exciting fixture which went all the way to five games before Khosrowkiani eventually took the win. The Canadian found himself 2-1 down at one point but fought back with a marvellous recovery to secure a main draw berth with a 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2, 11-9 victory.

His reward is a first round meeting with English number three seed Adam Murrills who is one of the favourites to lift the title.

Elsewhere, Joey Forster downed compatriot George James to sail through to the next round. Forster edged out a tight opening game but ramped up the pressure in games two and three to take the victory in straight games. He has a meeting with fellow Canadian Albert Shoihet in round one of the main draw.

Englandís Adam Terheege has also swept through to the main draw action after a commanding triumph over local player Joel Casey. Terheege claimed the win in three games and has a difficult meeting with top seed and title favourite Nathan Lake up next.

Gord Henderson was another Canadian casualty of the final round of qualifying after he succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Mexicoís Marco Toriz-Caddo who will line up against Kale Wilson in round one of the main draw.