Coleman Claims Holtrand Title After Marathon
England’s Ben Coleman collected the seventh title of his career to
date on the PSA World Tour after coming through an epic 130-minute
three-game final with local favourite Shawn Delierre to clinch the
2016 Holtrand Open, PSA M10 title, in the Canadian town of Medicine
Just 24 hours after surviving an equally tough 98-minute semi-final
encounter with compatriot Nathan Lake, in which he fought back from
two-games down to prevail, Coleman demonstrated his new found
confidence and maturity on court as he withstood everything Delierre
could muster in what what a stop-start encounter.
The 24-year-old eventually secured the title courtesy of an 11-9,
13-11, 12-10 scoreline that saw him notch his first ever victory
over the experienced Canadian campaigner, having lost out in their
two previous PSA encounters, and boost his hopes of breaking into
the top 50 in the rankings next month.
Holtrand Heroics From Peter And Lake
In the quarter-finals of the 2016 Holtrand Open England’s Nathan
Lake and Switzerland’s Reiko Peter came through a pair of gruelling
and bruising five-game encounters with both men eventually emerging
triumphant and booking a place in the semi-finals after more than
100 minutes on court.
Lake, the number six seed, came from 2-0 down against number four
seed Martin Knight to record an impressive come-from-behind victory,
playing with tenacity and desire as he rescued three straight games
to come through after 105-minute to set up a last four showdown with
top seeded Ben Coleman, who defeated Chi Him Wong 3-1.
Peter took the honour of the day’s longest match and an encounter
that went in the opposite way to Lake’s. The Swiss number three seed
got off to a strong start against Angus Gillams, taking a close
opening game before doubling his advantage quickly thereafter. A
tense third game went the way of the Englishman and he used momentum
to level the scores at 2-2 and force a nervy decider.
With the duo trading points through it was Peter who eventually
pulled away to take it 11-9 and move into the last four after a
brutal 108 minutes, where he will now face Shawn Delierre after he
came through 3-0 in an all-Canadian battle with Andrew Schnell.
Coleman Claims Holtrand Open
Number one seed Ben Coleman safely secured his passage into the
quarter-final of the Holtrand Open, PSA M10 event with an emphatic
3-0 victory over Matthew Serediak in the event’s opening round.
Coleman wrapped up the victory in just 25 minutes after a
scintillating display that saw him dominate proceedings in Medicine
Hat to wrap up a comfortable 11-6, 11-1, 11-5 triumph.
Facing Coleman in the next round is Hong Kong’s Chi Him Wong who
came through a hard-fought five-game encounter against number eight
seed James Huang to make a strong start to his first PSA World Tour
event of the year.
Home favourite Shawn Delierre, meanwhile, came from a game down to
defeat fellow Canadian and qualifier Nicholas Sachvie 3-1. The
number two seed looked to be heading to a shock defeat at the hands
of a player ranked 131 places below him but the World No.57 but soon
upped his game to take the victory in four.
Fifth seed Andrew Schnell will meet Delierre in an all-Canadian
quarter-final clash after he eliminated wildcard Brock Janzer in
There were also comfortable victories for Martin Knight, Reiko Peter
and Angus Gillams who defeated Bryan Byrne, Adam Murrills and Matias