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02/03/2015
MRU OPEN 2015

Schnell Captures Calgary Crown

  MRU Open 2015
25-28 Feb, Calgary, Canada, $5k
Round One
25 Feb
Quarters
26 Feb
Semis
27 Feb
Final
28 Feb
[2] Andrew Schnell (Can)
bye
Andrew Schnell
11-6, 11-6, 11-4 (35m)
Micah Franklin
Andrew Schnell
7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (101m)
Graeme Schnell
Graeme Schnell
9/11, 11/8, 11/0, 11/1 (44m)
Baptiste Masotti
[6] Micah Franklin (Ber)
11-9, 11-9, 11-4 (39m)
Lewis Doughty (Eng)
[7] Graeme Schnell (Can)
11-8, 12-10, 12-10 (36m)
[wc] Paul Oppenheim (Can)
Graeme Schnell
11-1, 2-0 rtd (12m)
Jonathan Maloney
[3] Jonathan Maloney (Eng)
8-11, 11-4 11-9, 11-5 (53m)
Jon Geekie (Sco)
Adrian Ostbyte (Can)
 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (40m)
[4] Rodrigo Pezotta (Arg)
Rodrigo Pezotta
11-5, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8 (86m)
Reuben Phillips
Reuben Phillips
6-11, 13-15, 11-9, 11-3, 11-8 (78m) 
Baptiste Masotti
Alex Noakes (Eng)
11-7, 11-4, 11-1 (41m)
[5] Reuben Phillips (Eng)
Ben Coates (Eng)
11-8, 11-2, 11-4 (24m)
[8] Baptiste Masotti (Fra)
Baptiste Masotti 
11-9, 11-8, 12-10 (55m)
Aqeel Rehman
[1] Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
bye
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 MRU Open, Calgary, Canada
Schnell Captures Calgary Crown

#PSAWorldTour

Canada’s Graeme Schnell scored a notable upset over his higher-ranked younger brother Andrew Schnell en-route to winning his first PSA World Tour title at the inaugural MRU Open in his hometown of Calgary in Alberta.

Seeded seven, the 26-year-old ranked No.196 in the world made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event at Mount Royal University Recreation Centre when his third-seeded opponent Jonathan Maloney retired injured after just 12 minutes of play.

This led to the unexpected clash with his illustrious sibling Andrew, the 23-year-old who has already tasted international success for Canada in the World Team Championships.

It was the pair’s sixth meeting on the PSA Tour and World No.92 Andrew took the opening two games - looking on course to seal his sixth successive win but after 101 minutes it was Graeme who emerged the shock victor with a 5-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 score-line – thereby earning his first appearance in a Tour event final.

His opponent Baptiste Masotti was also celebrating his first time in a PSA Tour final. The No.8 seed despatched Austria’s top seed Aqeel Rehman in the quarter-finals before overcoming England’s Reuben Phillips, the fifth seed, in the semis.

But after taking the opening game in the final, Massotti’s attack fell away in the third and fourth games as Schnell senior closed out the match 9-11, 11-8, 11-0, 11-1 after 44 minutes to secure his breakthrough title triumph.

“To win my first PSA tournament in my hometown really means a lot,” said Schnell afterwards. “I want to thank my brother for coaching me and tiring me out!

“My win record right after I play him is zero for zero: I virtually never win after I play Andrew because he tires me out so much, so this is a first. I wanted to thank everyone for coming out and thanks to Kiefer (Waite) and the sponsors and hopefully there's a tournament next year and I'll see you there."
 

 

   

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