Rodriguez Captures Quito Crown
Quito Open 2007
09-14 Oct, Quito,
Omar Mosaad (Egy)
11-1, 11-9, 11-2 (15m)
Dick Lau (Hkg)
11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 10-11 (0-2), 11-4 (59m)
11-5, 7-11, 11-10
(3-1), 11-7 (54m)
11-9, 11-2, 11-6
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Steve Coppinger (Rsa)
6-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-1
[Q] Arturo Salazar (Mex)
Rafael Alarcon (Bra)
11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (28m
Juan Chacon (Ecu)
11-3, 11-9, 11-5 (23m)
Ian Power (Can)
11-7, 11-4, 8-11, 7-11, 11-5 (53m)
[Q] Rodrigo Torres (Col)
|Arthur Gaskin (Irl)
10-11 (0-2), 11-5, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6 (63m)
 Christopher Gordon (Usa)
11-10 (2-0), 11-5, 11-8 (37m)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
11-7, 7-11, 11-8,
|Morten Sorensen (Den)
11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (26m)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
[Q] Cesar Salazar (Mex)
11-10 (3-1), 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7 (75m)
 Tony James (Aus)
11-5, 11-3, 11-4 (22m)
|[Q] Jethro Binns (Wal)
11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (28m)
 Eric Galvez (Mex)
Rodrigo Torres (Col) bt Max Lee (Hkg)
10/12, 10/12, 11/5, 11/7, 12/10 (62m)
Jethro Binns (Wal) bt Arturo Castillo (Mex) bt
11/4, 11/5, 11/4 (23m)
Cesar Salazar (Mex) bt Gonzalo Tapiz (Arg)
7/11, 11/5, 11/7, 11/4 (33m)
Arturo Salazar (Mex) bt Salvador Martinez (Mex) 11/2,
11/3, 11/4 (20m)
09-Oct, Round Two:
Rodrigo Torres (Col) bt Armando Olguin (Mex)
11/6, 11/4, 11/2 (21m)
Max Lee (Hkg) bt Paul Linehan (Irl)
11/6, 11/9, 11/8 (26m)
Jethro Binns (Wal) bt Pablo Buitron (Ecu)
11/2, 11/5, 11/7 (23m)
Arturo Castillo (Mex) bt Esteban Davalos (Ecu)
13/11, 11/4, 11/8 (25m)
Gonzalo Tapiz (Arg) bt Hernan Marino (Ven)
11/2, 15/13, 12/10 (39m)
Cesar Salazar (Mex) bt Fernando Lopez (Mex)
12/10, 11/4, 11/2 (25m)
Arturo Salazar (Mex) bt Esteban Arroyo (Ecu)
11/2, 11/6, 11/3 (22m)
Salvador Martinez (Mex) bt Jonal Laursen (Den)
7/11, 11/5, 11/8, 7/11, 11/3 (44m)
hours after upsetting the event's No2 seed to claim an unexpected place in the
final of the Quito Open, Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez defeated
top seed Omar Mosaad in straight games to win the $15,000
title at Quito Tenis Y Golf Club in the Ecuador capital.
The 21-year-old from Bogotá - who this month achieved a career-high world No40
ranking to become the highest-ranked Colombian ever - was celebrating his fourth
PSA Tour final appearance this year.
But showing few signs of his 69-minute semi-final battle with Mexican Eric
Galvez, fourth seed Rodriquez romped to an 11-9, 11-2, 11-6 victory over
Mosaad, ranked three places higher in the world, in just 38 minutes.
The triumph marks the South American champion's fifth PSA Tour title success -
and his second in 2007.
"It was an unforgettable tournament with amazing players and amazing squash,"
said tournament organiser Juan Carlos Santacruz.
Rodriguez To Contest
Egypt's top seed Omar Mosaad and Colombia's
No4 seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez will contest the final of the Quito
Open after prevailing in four-game semi-finals of the $15,000
squash event at Quito Tenis Y Golf Club in the Ecuador capital.
beat seconded-Mexican Eric Galvez 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3 in 69 minutes to
pull off his second upset over his Pan American rival in little more than a
month. The 21-year-old from Bogotá - who this month achieved a career-high
world No40 ranking to become the highest-ranked Colombian ever - is now
celebrating his fourth PSA Tour final appearance this year, and the 11th
of his career.
Favourite Mosaad, 19, battled for 54 minutes to overcome Brazil's third seed
Rafael F Alarcon 11-5, 7-11, 11-10 (3-1), 11-7 to make his fourth PSA final.
Seeds Prevail In
The top four seeds will contest the semi-finals of the Quito Open
Ecuador capital - but event favourite
Omar Mosaad was taken the full distance by Mexican qualifier
Arturo Salazar in the quarter-finals of the $15,000
Quito Tenis Y Golf Club.
Egypt, eventually beat his fellow 19-year-old opponent 11-8, 6-11, 11-7,
10-11 (0-2), 11-4 in 59 minutes and will now face Brazil's third seed
Rafael F Alarcon for a place in the final.
Arturo's twin brother Cesar Salazar, also a qualifier, faced
second seed Eric Galvez - but went down 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 to his
fellow Mexican opponent.
Galvez now takes on Pan American rival Miguel Angel Rodriguez,
the fourth seed from
Sail On In
twins Cesar Salazar and Arturo Salazar continued their impressive
run in the Quito Squash Open to secure unexpected places in the
quarter-finals of the $15,000
Quito Tenis Y Golf Club in the capital city of
19-year-olds had already come through the qualifiers against expectations. Then
Arturo Salazar recovered from two games down to beat South Africa's No8 seed
Stephen Coppinger 6-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-1 in 54 minutes.
In the other half of the draw, Cesar Salazar also needed five games to overcome
sixth-seeded Australian Tony James 11-10 (3-1), 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7 in
a 75-minute first round marathon.
Arturo now faces
top seed Omar Mosaad, while Cesar takes on fellow Mexican Eric Galvez,
the second seed.
Salazar Twins Win Through
Teenage Mexican twins Cesar and Arturo Salazar claimed
places in the main draw of the Quito Squash Open after convincing
wins in the qualifying finals of the $15,000
event at Quito Tenis Y Golf Club in the capital city of
Arturo Salazar despatched fellow Mexican Salvador Martinez 11-2,
11-3, 11-4 in just 20 minutes, while Cesar Salazar recovered from a game
down to overcome Argentina's Gonzalo Tapiz 7-11, 11-5, 11-7,
Welshman Jethro Binns boosted European interest in the event when
Mexico's Arturo Castillo 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 to claim a place in the
main draw. He will now face another Mexican, second seed Eric Galvez.
Winner of the title in 2005, Galvez is expected to face Egypt's top seed
Omar Mosaad in the final.