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Mega Italia Open 2004
21-24 Oct, Brescia, Italy, $3k


Final:
[1] Scott Handley (ENG) bt [2] Andrew Whipp (ENG)
     11-10 (2-0), 11-10 (2-0), 11-1  (37m)

Handley Whips Whipp For Mega Win

England's Scott Handley survived two tie-breaks in the final of the Mega Italia Squash Open to beat compatriot Andrew Whipp in straight games and secure the sixth PSA Tour title of his career.

Favourite Handley, 29, from Wallingford in Oxfordshire, was fully extended by second seed Whipp in the first two games of the final - but then cruised to victory in an 11-10 11-10 11-1 scoreline to claim his second PSA title of the year.
 

Mega Italia Open 2004
1st Round
Thu 21st
Quarters
Fri 22nd
Semis
Sat 23rd
Final
Sun 24th
[1] Scott Handley (Eng)
9-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-3
[Q] Badr Abdel Aziz (Swe)
Scott Handley
11-6, 11-5, 11-6
Andrea Bianchetti
Scott Handley

10-11(0-2) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6

Daryl Selby

Scott Handley
 

11-10 (2-0), 11-10 (2-0), 11-1 (37m)
 

Andrew Whipp

Andrea Bianchetti (Ita)
11-1, 11-3, 11-6
Rob Aerts (Bel)
[4] Tom Hoevenaars (Ned)
8-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-6
Peter Billson (Eng)
Peter Billson
11-1, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9
Daryl Selby
[8] Alexandre Muller (Fra)
11-7, 11-7, 11-9
[Q] Daryl Selby (Eng)
Luca Mastrostefano (Ita)
8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
Gaurav Nandrajog (Ind)
Luca Mastrostefano
7-11, 11-2, 10-11(1-3),
11-0, 11-4
Mohamed Ismail
Mohamed Ismail 

8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-1

Andrew Whipp

[6] Fabian Kalaitzis (Gre)
11-6, 11-4, 11-0
Mohamed Ismail (Egy)
[7] David Barnett (Eng)
11-10(2-0), 11-6, 11-10(3-1)
[Q] Matthias Heinemann (Ger)
David Barnett
7-11, 11-5, 11-9,
11-10(3-1)
Andrew Whipp
[2] Andrew Whipp (Eng)
11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6
Qualifier


Qualifying:
Daryl Selby (Eng) bt Jeffrey Young (Aus)  11-10(2-0), 11-1, 11-8
JosŤ Facchini (Ita) bt Jason Barry (Rsa)  11-10(2-0), 10-11(0-2), 7-11, 11-9, 11-7
Matthias Heinemann (Ger) bt Mirko Pareccini (Ita)  11-5, 10-11(4-6), 11-5, 11-8
Badr Abdel Aziz (Swe) bt Karamatullah Khan (Pak)  11-8, 11-1, 9-11, 11-9

Daryl Selby (Eng) - bye
Jeffrey Young (Aus) bt Davide Pani (Ita)   8-11, 11--9, 11-3, 11-4
Jason Barry (Rsa) - bye
JosŤ Facchini (Ita) bt Andrew Learoyd (Eng)  11-6, 11-4, 11-9
Mirko Pareccini (Ita) bt Friedrich Scheel (Ger)  11-9, 9-11, 11-10(5-3), 11-5
Matthias Heinemann (Ger) - bye
Karamatullah Khan (Pak) bt Filippo Bettinzoli (Ita)  11-7, 11-5, 11-7
Badr Abdel Aziz (Swe) - bye

Semi-Finals:
[1] Scott Handley (Eng) bt [Q] Daryl Selby (Eng)
     10-11(0-2) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6
[2] Andrew Whipp (Eng) bt Mohamed Ismail (Egy)
     8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-1

All-English final in Brescia

Top seeds Scott Handley and Andrew Whipp will contest the final of the Mega Italia Open in Brescia, after they both lost the first game before completing 3/1 victories in the semi-finals.


Andrew Whipp & Scott Handley
Photos courtesy LoSquashItaliano

Quarters:
Italians Beaten In Brescia

Domestic interest in the Mega Italia Open was extinguished in the quarter-finals when the event's two remaining Italians failed to make it through to the last four in Brescia.

After a tie-break in the third game of his quarter-final, however, unseeded Luca Mastrostefano took a 2/1 lead against Egypt's Mohamed Ismail. In the fourth game, the Italian immediately lost the serve, and then the next ten points as Ismail levelled the match before cruising to a 7-11 11-2 10-11 11-0 11-4 victory and a place in the semi-finals.

Brescia-based seventh seed Andrea Bianchetti was no match for England's top seed Scott Handley, who needed only 32 minutes to carve out an 11-6 11-5 11-6 win.

Handley now meets English qualifier Daryl Selby, who beat unseeded compatriot Peter Billson 11-1 11-9 7-11 11-9.