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30/11/2016
Salt Lake City Open 2016

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Salt Lake City Open 2016
30 Nov - 3 Dec
Salt Lake City, USA, $15k
Round One
30 nov
Quarters
01 Dec
Semis
02 dec
Final
03 Dec
Faraz Khan (USA)
11-5, 11-9 ret. (15m)
[1] Arturo Salazar (MEX)
Faraz Khan
5-0 ret.
Martin Knight
Martin Knight
12-10, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5 (55m)
Alfredo Avila
Alfredo Avila
11-5, 11-6, 14-12 (40m)
Todd Harrity
[7] Martin Knight (NZL)
11-5, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5 (69m)
Joe Green (ENG)
[5] Alfredo Avila (MEX)
11-3, 11-13, 11-5, 11-7 (38m)
Dylan Cunningham (USA)
Alfredo Avila
11-7, 11-1, 9-11, 11-13, 11-8 (60m)
 
[3] Christopher Gordon (USA)
11-6, 11-6, 11-2 (22m)
Reuben Phillips (ENG)
[4] Henrik Mustonen (FIN)
11-2, 14-12, 11-9 (25m)
Matias Tuomi (FIN)
Henrik Mustonen
12-10, 11-9, 11-13, 4-11, 11-5 (70m)
Eddie Charlton
Henrik Mustonen
13-11, 11-8, 11-3 (31m)
Todd Harrity
[6] Eddie Charlton (ENG)
11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 (60m)
Clinton Leeuw (RSA)
[8] Joshua Larkin (AUS)
11-4, 11-3, 11-2 (25m)
[WC] Mark Broekman (ENG)
Joshua Larkin
11-5, 11-9, 11-6 (32m)
Todd Harrity
[2] Todd Harrity (USA)
11-3, 9-11, 11-4, 11-1 (31m)
Cameron Stafford (CAY)
 
REPORTS
Mexican Avila Halts Harrity In Salt Lake City Open Final

Mexican World No.75 Alfredo Avila overcame United States No.1 Todd Harrity in the final of the 2016 Wasatch Advisors Salt Lake City Open to capture his first PSA World Tour title in over a year.

Avila, whose last PSA World Tour title saw him stun Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal to win the Abierto Colombiano PSA M50 tournament, was appearing at the Salt Lake City Open for the first time since 2011, when he reached the quarter-final stage.

The 25-year-old defeated United States duo Dylan Cunningham and Christopher Gordon to advance past the last eight, and he dispatched New Zealand’s Martin Knight to set up a final clash with Harrity, who dropped a solitary game en route to the final.

Both players engaged in a series of well-constructed rallies in the early parts of their final encounter, but Avila pulled away after rattling off a number of winners to go a game ahead. Harrity responded by varying the height and pace of his shots to start the second game on the front foot, only to see Avila adapt and punish any loose shots from the American to double his lead.

Harrity tightened up his game and managed to get in front of his opponent to force a tie-break in the third but, at 12-12, he struck the tin with an attempted drop, which gave Avila the momentum he needed to close out it and wrap up an 11-5, 11-6, 14-12 victory – lifting his eighth PSA World Tour title in the process.

“I think today, I played very good squash, my best squash of the tournament,” said Avila.

“I came into the match with a plan, so I had a strategy against Harrity. I had already played twice with him, so I knew how he plays and where he is strong.

“I tried not to let him play his best, and I think I played my best shots.”

 

 

 

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