04-07 Dec, Chennai, India
Sun 7th, Final:
 Mark Heather (Eng) bt  Mike Corren (Aus)
11-15, 15-12, 15-4, 6-1
Heather takes Chennai Title
England's second seed Mark Heather scored a memorable
tournament victory in his first trip to India, beating top seed Mike
Corren in the final after the Australian conceded when 2-1 down and
trailing in the fourth.
Corren started strongly, but mid-way through
the second game the match turned as Heather upped the pace to force
a series of errors from Corren to level the match.
Corren complained of a stomach upset that left
him feeling drained, and was also out of sorts after a conduct
stroke awarded against him in the third for querying a refereeing
Heather took the third quickly and established
a healthy lead in the fourth before Corren called it a day.
"I knew the best way to keep Mike in check was
by making him twist and turn with variations in returns", Heather
said. "I don't remember how many tournaments
I've played, but
I know I have played several finals", he
added with a smile.
Final report from the Hindu
15-5, 15-7, 15-9 (28m)
[Q] Vikas Jangra (IND)
15-13, 15-10, 12-15, 15-13
15-9, 15-9, 11-15,
11-15, 15-12, 15-4, 6-1 rtd
17-15, 15-8, 15-11 (57m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND)
15-7, 15-9, 17-15 (45m)
Sherif Kamel (EGY)
15-11, 15-11, 15-5
15-9, 15-12, 17-15
Gaurav Nandrajog (IND)
15-5, 15-3, 15-4 (18m)
[Q] Sandeep Jangra (IND)
15-10, 15-6, 7-15, 17-16
15-10, 15-10, 15-9 (34m)
7-15, 15-8, 15-5, 15-7
[Q] Seif Bayoumi (EGY)
15-6, 15-6, 11-15, 15-6
[Q] Supreet Singh (IND)
13-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-11
15-5, 15-4, 15-13 (30m)
Simon Pickering (ENG)
Sat 6th - Semis:
Corren ends Bhattacharya
hopes in Chennai
Top seed Mike Corren extinguished local interest in the Chennai
Squash Open in India when he beat third seed Ritwik Bhattacharya in
the semi-finals in Chennai.
Corren's 15-9 15-9 11-15 15-14 victory over the 24-year-old from New
Delhi in 64 minutes takes him into his fourth PSA Tour final this
year, where he will be looking for his fourth win of the year.
The Australian's opponent will be Englishman Mark Heather, the No2
seed who defeated surprise semi-finalist Saeed Hassan, the 7th seed
from Pakistan, 15-10 15-10 15-9 in just 34 minutes.
Semi-final report from the Hindu
Fri 5th - Quarters:
on in Chennai
Third seed Ritwik Bhattacharya kept local hopes of success in the
Chennai Open in India alive when he beat Germany's sixth seed Stefan
Leifels 15-11 15-11 15-5 in the quarter-finals in Chennai.
The 24-year-old from New Delhi now faces Australia's Mike Corren in
the semi-finals after the top seed was fully extended by fifth seed
Khayal Muhammad before overcoming the Pakistani 15-13 15-10 12-15
15-12 in 82 minutes.
There will, however, be unexpected Pakistani interest in the other
semi-final after Saeed Hassan upset fourth seed Dylan Bennett, the
European Junior Champion from the Netherlands, 15-10 15-6 7-15
The seventh seed will take on England's No2 seed Mark Heather, who
beat compatriot Ashley Flathers 13-15 15-8 15-9 15-11.
Quarter-final report from The Hindu