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Canada White Oaks Court Classic 2016


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Canada White Oaks Court Classic 2016
13 - 16 Oct
Niagara On The Lake, Canada, $5k
Round One
[1] Martin Knight (NLZ)
11-4, 11-5, 11-2
Kale Wilson (TRI)
Martin Knight
11/6, 11/8, 4/11, 7/11, 11/9
Nick Sachvie
Martin Knight
8-11, 11-3, 11-4,
David Baillargeon
Martin Knight
11-1, 7-11, 12-10,
Michael McCue
[6] Nick Sachvie (CAN)
11-2, 11-2, 11-2
Thomas King (CAN)
[5] David Baillargeon (CAN)
9-11, 16-14, 11-4, 11-9
Dylan Cunningham (USA)
David Baillargeon
9/11, 11/7, 8/11, 11/5, 12/10
Fernando Magdaleno
[WC] Fernando Magdaleno (MEX)
11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7
[3] Joe Chapman (IVB)
[4] Lewis Walters (JAM)
14-16, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
Albert Shoihet (CAN)
Lewis Walters
9/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/9
Anthony Graham
Lewis Walters
11-6, 10-12, 11-8,
7-11, 11-4
Michael McCue
[7]  (ENG)
11-8, 11-5, 11-6
Adrian Ostbye (NOR)
[8] Micah Franklin (BER)
Bryan Cueto (MEX)
Micah Franklin
11/5, 13/11, 11/7
Michael McCue
[2] Michael McCue (CAN)
11-4, 11-3, 11-8
Babatunde Ajagbe (NGR)
Knight Prevails in White Oaks Court Classic to Secure Back-to-Back Titles

Experienced New Zealander Martin Knight captured successive PSA World Tour titles for the third time in his career after axing home hope Michael McCue in the final of the Black Knight Canada White Oaks Court Classic in Niagara on the Lake, Canada.

The 32-year-old took the plaudits at the BDO Northfield Cup in Waterloo at the beginning of the month and his fine form continued in Canada as he fought against home support to defeat Canadians Nick Sachvie and David Baillargeon to secure a 24th PSA World Tour final berth.

McCue, meanwhile, had home support behind him all tournament and followed up routine 3-0 wins over Babatunde Ajagbe and Micah Franklin to set up a semi-final clash with Jamaica’s Lewis Walters, who he defeated in a gladiatorial 3-2 battle.

The final saw Knight start the strongest and he surged to a one-game lead with a flourish, dropping a solitary point, before McCue finally established himself on the fixture in the second to restore parity to proceedings.

A crucial third game went all the way to a tie-break, with Knight triumphing, and the World No.78 broke McCue’s resistance in the fourth game as he lost just two points en route to victory, earning an 11th PSA World Tour title in the process.
White Oaks Classic Begins In Canada

Tournament wildcard Fernando Magdaleno came up with a huge shock on the opening day of action at the Black Knight Canada White Oaks Court Classic, PSA M5 tournament after the World No.342 overcame third seed Joe Chapman to reach the next round.

Magdaleno, a 22-year-old from Mexico, is ranked a mammoth 227 places below Chapman in the World Rankings, but came up with a magnificent performance to take the win in four games and advance to only the second quarter-final of his career.

Canadian David Baillargeon lies in wait for Magdaleno in the last eight after he defeated United States player Dylan Cunningham by the same scoreline on home soil.

The experienced number one seed Martin Knight also progressed to the next round as he hunts down an 11th career PSA World Tour title. The 32-year-old from New Zealand won the BDO Northfield Cup earlier this month and looks to have maintained his fine form after a devastating display against Kale Wilson saw him set up a quarter-final meeting with local favourite Nick Sachvie.

Elsewhere, second seed Michael McCue, the highest-ranked Canadian in the draw at World No.110, moved to within one win of matching his semi-final finish at last year’s tournament after beating Nigeria’s Babatunde Ajagbe. He will face Micah Franklin, who received a walkover against Bryan Cueto, in the next round.

The other quarter-final fixture will be contested by England’s Anthony Graham and Jamaica’s Lewis Walters after they prevailed over Norway’s Adrian Ostbye and Canadian Albert Shoihet, respectively.




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