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14/09/2008
ORNANO OPEN
 

Ghosal Grabs Ornano Title

Ornano International 2008
Bordeaux, 08-13 Sep, $15k
Round One
10-Sep
Quarters
11-Sep
Semis
12-Sep
Final
13-Sep
[1] Renan Lavigne (Fra)
11/5, 5/11, 12/10, 10/12, 11/4 (106m)
Mathieu Castagnet (Fra)
Renan Lavigne
7-11, 15-13, 11-5, 11-5 (63m)
Saurav Ghosal
Saurav Ghosal
10-12, 11-2, 11-2, 3-11, 14-12 (74m)
Amr Swelim
Saurav Ghosal
11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9
Davide Bianchetti
[6] Saurav Ghosal (Ind)
11/9, 11/8, 11/5 (38m)
David Vidal (Esp)
[4] Julien Balbo (Fra)
11/8, 11/5, 11/6 (42m)
Yann Perrin (Fra)
Julien Balbo
11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 (45m)
Amr Swelim
[5] Amr Swelim (Egy)
11/4, 11/5, 10/7 rtd (22m(
[Q] Eddie Charlton (Eng)
[Q] Lewis Walters (Eng)
11/3, 12/10, 11/8 (25m)
[7] Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind)
Ritwik Bhattacharya
11-8, 11-3, 11-8 (49m)
Davide Bianchetti
Davide Bianchetti
11-8, 11-9, 11-4 (68m)
Bradley Hindle

Ben Ford (Eng)
11/5, 11/3, 11/6 (28m)
[3] Davide Bianchetti (Ita)

[Q] Greg Marche (Fra)
8/11, 11/3, 6/11, 11/7, 11/5 (71m)
[8] Bradley Hindle (Aus)

Bradley Hindle
11-9, 13-11, 11-9 (73m)
Joey Barrington

[Q] Gary Wheadon (Rsa)
11/3, 11/5, 11/1 (31m)
[2] Joey Barrington (Eng)

09-Sep, Qualifying Finals:
Greg Marche (Fra) bt Romain Tenant (Fra) 12/10, 14/12, 11/9
Lewis Walters (Eng) bt Fabien Verseille (Fra) 11/6, 3/11, 13/11, 11/9
Eddie Charlton (Eng) bt Neil Hitchens (Eng) 11/4, 9/11, 11/8, 11/5
Gary Wheadon (Rsa) bt Jens Schoor (Ger) 11/5, 11/5, 11/3

08-Sep, Qualifying round one:
Romain Tenant (Fra) bye
Greg Marche (Fra) bt Stéphane Galifi (Fra) 12/10, 11/8 rtd
Fabien Verseille (Fra) bt Tom Pashley (Eng) 11/3, 11/7, 3/11, 11/5
Lewis Walters (Eng) bt Johan Bouquet (Fra) 11/5, 11/8, 7/11, 11/9
Eddie Charlton (Eng) bt Joe Lee (Eng) 15/13, 11/6, 11/7
Neil Hitchens (Eng) bt Rene Mijs (Ned) 11/7, 14/12, 8/11, 11/8
Gary Wheadon (Rsa) bt Antoine d'Auzac (Fra) 11/4, 11/6, 11/2
Jens Schoor (Ger) bye

Ghosal Grabs Ornano Title

Rising Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal claimed the biggest title of his career when he won the Ornano International Open trophy after beating third seed Davide Bianchetti in the final of the inaugural $15,000 PSA Tour event in Bordeaux, France.

It was the Kolkata-born 22-year-old's third successive upset in the event.  The sixth seed made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals when he toppled top seed Renan Lavigne in four games - dashing hopes of local success in the event.

In the semi-finals, Ghosal overcame Egyptian Amr Swelim, the fifth seed, in five games.

Celebrating his sixth appearance in a PSA Tour final, the three-time Indian national champion faced third seed Bianchetti, the world No30 from Italy and a veteran of 18 final appearances.

The pair last met in June 2006 - but this time Ghosal was more prepared for his more experienced opponent, winning 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 to secure the fourth - and biggest - PSA Tour title of his life.

Ghosal Battles Into Bordeaux Final

Indian national champion Saurav Ghosal scored his second successive upset in the Ornano International Open to reach the final of the inaugural $15,000 PSA Tour event in Bordeaux, France.

The Kolkata-born 22-year-old made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals when he toppled top seed Renan Lavigne in four games - dashing hopes of local success in the event

In the semi-finals, sixth seed Ghosal faced Egyptian Amr Swelim, the fifth seed. The marathon encounter took 74 minutes - with underdog Ghosal ultimately surviving a fifth game tie-break to win 10-12, 11-2, 11-2, 3-11, 14-12

Celebrating his sixth appearance in a PSA Tour final, Ghosal takes on Italian Davide Bianchetti, the third seed who outplayed surprise opponent Bradley Hindle, the eighth seed from Australia, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 in the other semi-final

Bianchetti, the world No30 from Brescia, is marking his 18th Tour final appearance - and will be meeting his Indian opponent for the first time for more than two years.

Seeds Survive In Bordeaux

All eight seeds survived the first round of the Ornano International Open to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural $15,000 PSA Tour event in Bordeaux, France.

But local hero Renan Lavigne, the top seed from Marseille, was fully stretched by fellow Frenchman compatriot Mathieu Castagnet before beating the unseeded 21-year-old 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 in 106 minutes.

Lavigne, 33, is due to meet Joey Barrington in Saturday's final. By contrast, the second seed from England only needed 31 minutes to see off South African qualifier Gary Wheadon 11-3, 11-5, 11-1.

Another all-French first round clash saw Julien Balbo beat Yann Perrin 11-8, 11-5, 11-6. The fourth seed from Chambery now faces Egypt's fifth seed
Amr Swelim for a place in the semi-finals.