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Pilley Retains Berkshire Open Trophy

Berkshire Open 2007
03-08 Oct, Williamstown, MA
Round One
Oct 05
Oct 06
Oct 07
Oct 08
[1] Alex Gough (Wal)
9-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-5
Ryan Cuskelly (Aus)
Alex Gough
9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9
Julian Illingworth
Julian Illingworth
8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-10 (2-0)
Renan Lavigne
Renan Lavigne
11-6, 11-9, 11-7
Cameron Pilley
Julian Illingworth (Usa)
11-5, 11-7, 11-4
Chris Cordon (Usa)
Renan Lavigne (Fra)
11-5, 11-7, 11-3
[Q] Raj Nanda (Aus)
Renan Lavigne

11-7, 11-8, 11-9
Mark Krajcsak

Mark Krajcsak (Hun)
11-4, 11-8, 11-4
[Q] Ryan Donegan (Usa)
David Phillips (Can)
3-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-3, 11-2
Yasser El Halaby (Egy)
Yasser El Halaby
11-8, 11-9, 11-7
Alister Walker
Yasser El Halaby
11-6, 10-11 (0-2), 11-10 (4-2), 11-8
Cameron Pilley
Bernardo Samper (Col)
9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-1
Alister Walker (Eng)
[Q] Patrick Chifunda (Zam)
11-8, 11-7, 11-10 (3-1)
Shawn Delierre (Can)
Shawn Delierre
11-8, 11-4, 11-0
Cameron Pilley
[Q] Siddarth Suchde (Ind)
11-10 (2-0), 11-7, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9
[2] Cameron Pilley (Aus)

4-Oct, Qualifying Finals:
Siddarth Suchde (IND) bt Stuart Crawford (SCO) 11/3, 7/11, 11/5, 11/5
Raj Nanda (AUS) bt Gilly Lane (USA) 12/10, 11/5, 11/8
Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt David Barnett (ENG) 11/7, 9/11, 11/5, 11/8
Ryan Donegan (USA) bt Reggie Schonborn (RSA) 10/12, 9/11, 12/10, 11/8, 11/8

3-Oct, Qualifying Round One:
Sid Suchde (IND) bt Laurent Elriani (FRA) 13/11, 11/6, 11/4
Gilly Lane (USA) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 11/8, 5/11, 11/7, 8/11, 11/9
Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt Joe Millman (ENG) 11/5, 11/2, 11/9
David Barnett (ENG) bt Michael Reid (CAN) 11/5, 2/11, 11/6, 11/8
Ryan Donegan (USA) bt Tyler Hamilton (CAN) 11/4, 11/5, 11/1
Stuart Crawford (SCO) bt Bernard Reid (CAN) 11/1, 11/5, 11/8
Reggie Schonborn (RSA) bt John Fulham (USA) 11/9, 11/1, 11/9
Raj Nanda (AUS) bt Shaun Johnstone (ZIM) 9/11, 11/ 4, 11/8, 11/6

Pilley Retains Berkshire Open Trophy
Australia's Cameron Pilley successfully defended his title in the Berkshire Open in Williamstown, USA, when he beat France's Renan Lavigne in straight games in the final of the $20,000 PSA Tour squash event in its fourth year at Williams College.

Pilley, the world No21 from New South Wales competing in his third successive final, defeated his opponent ranked seven places higher 11-6, 11-9, 11-7.

"The match was much closer than the score had indicated, as Lavigne was highly competitive throughout the match and could have easily won the second and third games," said event spokesman Zafi Levy.

"Throughout the week, over a thousand spectators watched the menís event, creating a fantastic atmosphere at the Simon Squash Center."

The victory by second seed Pilley takes the UK-based 24-year-old to his 11th PSA Tour title success in his 19th final.

Pilley & Lavigne To Contest Berkshire Open Final
Australia's defending champion Cameron Pilley ended the impressive run of four-time US national collegiate champion Yasser El Halaby when he beat the 23-year-old Egyptian in the semi-finals of the Berkshire Open in Williamstown, USA.

Second seed Pilley earned a return to the final of the $20,000 PSA Tour squash event in its fourth year at Williams College after his close-fought 11-6, 10-11 (0-2), 11-10 (4-2), 11-8 victory over the No7 seed from Cairo.

"The match was played at a fast pace and produced some fantastic rallies to the delight of the capacity crowd at the Simon Squash Center," said event spokesman Zafi Levy.

Now in his third PSA Tour final of the year - and the 19th of his career - the 24-year-old from
New South Wales will face Frenchman Renan Lavigne.

The fourth seed from Marseille defeated US champion Julian Illingworth in four close games - recovering from a game down to win 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-10 (2-0).

Lavigne was very consistent tonight and made very few mistakes during the match," added Levy. "Illingworth, the best American player of the modern era had his chances - though he made far too many mistake at the end of the match."

Lavigne, 32, will be celebrating his 13th Tour final appearance.

Illingworth Ousts Favourite Gough In Berkshire Upset
US champion Julian Illingworth defeated top-seeded Welshman Alex Gough in the quarter-finals of the Berkshire Open to produce the best win of his professional career in the $20,000
PSA Tour squash event in its fourth year at Williams College in Williamstown, USA.

Illingworth, the sixth seed from
Portland, recovered from a game down to topple the world No 23 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9.

The 23-year-old 2006 Yale graduate will now face fourth-seeded Frenchman Renan Lavigne, who beat Hungary's Mark Krajcsak 11-7, 11-8, 11-9.

Egyptian Yasser El Halaby also produced a popular upset. The four-time collegiate champion, from Cairo, defeated Alister Walker, the fourth seed from England, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7.

The No7 seed will now take on reigning champion Cameron Pilley, the No2 seed from Australia who demolished Canadian Shawn Delierre 11-8, 11-4, 11-0 in just under 25 minutes.

Suchde Tests Pilley In
Berkshire Opener
Indian qualifier Siddharth Suchde extended title-holder Cameron Pilley for five games in the first round of the Berkshire Open before bowing out of the $20,000 PSA Tour event in its fourth year at Williams College in Williamstown, USA.

The former US Intercollegiate champion from Mumbai in India recovered from two games down to level the match against Pilley, but the second seed from Australia regained the initiative to run home an 11-10 (2-0), 11-7, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9 winner.

The UK-based 24-year-old from
New South Wales will now face Canada's fifth seed Shawn Delierre for a place in the last four

Suchde Scores In
Berkshire Open Qualifiers
Former US Intercollegiate champion Siddharth Suchde has earned a place in the biggest PSA Tour squash event of his career after beating Scotland's Stuart Crawford in the qualifying finals of the Berkshire Open in Williamstown, USA.

The 22-year-old from Mumbai in
India made his breakthrough in the first qualifying round where he beat experienced Frenchman Laurent Elriani. Suchde beat Crawford 11-3, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5 and will now face second seed Cameron Pilley, the defending champion from Australia, in the first round of the $20,000 PSA Tour event in its fourth year at Williams College.