Dutch World No.77 Piedro Schweertman captured the 11th PSA World
Tour title of his career after defeating Frenchman Auguste Dussourd
in the final of the Mano Arbeitnehmeruberlassung Insel Bruggen Open,
PSA M5 tournament in Germany.
33-year-old Schweertman earned his place in the final with a
straight games victory over England’s Robert Downer in the last
four, which followed a nail-biting quarter-final clash with Brian
Byrne, with top seed Schweertman overturning a 2-0 deficit in that
Dussourd, meanwhile, dispatched wildcard Marc ter Sluis and
qualifier Victor Crouin, before overcoming second seed Aqeel Rehman
in a titanic five-game affair.
It was Dussourd who had the better of the early exchanges, with the
20-year-old edging a game ahead after taking the opener by a narrow
Schweertman’s shorter semi-final fixture eventually made a
difference though as his superior physical condition enabled him to
take the next three games without reply, earning a 9-11, 11-9, 11-5,
11-4 victory to claim his second PSA World Tour title of the year.