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26/08/2016
Helsinki Summer Challenger 2016

 

 

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Suez Helsinki Summer Challenger 2016
25-28 Aug
Helsinki, Finland, $5k
Round One
26 aUG
Quarters
27 aUG
Semis
28 aUG
Final
29 aUG
[1] Iker Pajares (ESP)
11/6 11/8 11/2
[wc] Ville Karsikas (FIN)
Iker Pajares
11/3, 11/8, 10/12, 11/9
Patrick Rooney
Iker Pajares
11/7, 11/8, 8/11, 3/11, 11/4
Matias Tuomi
Iker Pajares
4-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 11-2

Jami Äijänen
[5] Patrick Rooney (ENG)
11/7 11/3 11/8
Miko Aijanen (FIN)
[8] Adrian Ostbyte (NOR)
11/5 11/2 12/14 11/7
[Q] Belal Nawar (EGY)
Belal Nawar
9/11, 12/10, 8/11, 11/6, 11/7
Matias Tuomi
[4] Matias Tuomi (FIN)
11/4 11/8 9/11 6/11 11/3
Basem Makram (EGY)
[Q] Hesham Mohamed Aly (EGY)
retired
[3] Baptiste Masotti (FRA)
Baptiste Masotti
4/11, 11/13, 11/3, 12/10, 15/13
Kristian Rautiainen

Kristian Rautiainen

3-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 2-8
Jami Äijänen
[Q] Kristian Rautiainen (FIN)
w/o
[7] Martin Svec (CZE)
[Q] Jami Äijänen (FIN)
7/11 11/5 11/6 11/4
[6] Ahmed Hussein (EGY)
Jami Äijänen
11/9, 11/4, 5/11, 11/8
Matthew Hopkin
Kyle Finch (ENG)
6/11 11/5 11/3 11/9
[2] Matthew Hopkin (AUS)

 

2016 Helsinki Summer Challenger – Qualifying Finals
Kristian Rautiainen (FIN) bt Ahmed Ali Kiremli (IRQ) 3-0: 11/6, 11/4, 11/7
Belal Nawar (EGY) bt Michael Babra (SWE) 3-0: 11/3, 11/1, 11/4
Hesham Mohamed Aly (EGY)
bt Tatu Knuutila (FIN) 3-1: 11/4, 7/11, 11/9, 11/9
Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt Pascal Gomez (ESP) 3-1: 11/0, 11/5, 10/12, 13/11
 

 

REPORTS

Aijanen Arrows to Helsinki Summer Challenger Crown

Finnish qualifier Jami Aijanen triumphed on home soil to lift the Suez Helsinki Summer Challenger, PSA M5 title courtesy of a 3-2 scalp against top seed Iker Pajares Bernabeu - just one year after younger brother Miko won the 2015 instalment.

Aijanen opened up the tournament with a 3-1 win against Egypt’s Ahmed Hussein, before stunning second seed Matthew Hopkin to reach the semi-final. There, he met fellow Fin Kristian Rautiainen, with a brutal five-game clash taking its toll on his opponent, who was forced to retire towards the end of the final game, handing the win to Aijanen.

Pajares, meanwhile, was in fine form throughout the tournament and put wildcard Ville Karsikas and European Junior Champion Patrick Rooney to the sword, with those victories preceding a punishing 3-2 win against Matias Tuomi in the last four to prevent the home crowd from having two local heroes to cheer for in the final.

It was the Spaniard who started the better of the two in the showpiece finale and he dominated the opener to take a one-game lead, before Aijanen found his rhythm in the second to level the scores.

Pajares was soon back on top in the third, winning 12-10 on the tie-break, but a tenacious Aijanen refused to be beaten and romped to victory in games four and five to battle to the win and lift his first PSA World Tour title.
 

 

 

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