Arturo Salazar Claims Quito Crown
30-Oct to 02-Nov, Quito, $20k
Shahier Razik (Can)
11-4, 11-6, 11-0 (25m)
[Q] Gonzalo Miranda (Arg)
11-8, 9-11, 12-14, 11-4, 11-5 (78m)
11-4, 11-2, 6-11,
7-11, 4-11, 11-2, 8-1 ret
Regardt Schonborn (Rsa)
11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (29m)
[Q] Esteban Arroya (Ecu)
Jorge Ferreira (Mex)
11-4, 11-6, 11-7 (30m)
[Q] Salvador Martinez (Mex)
11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 (50m)
 Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon (Usa)
11-13, 11-3, 11-7, 12-10 (73m)
Ian Power (Can)
Cesar Salazar (Mex)
7-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-3 (47m)
 David Phillips (Can)
11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7 (50m)
6-11, 11-6 (87m)
[Q] Rodrigo Torres (Col)
11-5, 11-6, 11-2 (20m)
 Julian Illingworth (Usa)
Jens Schoor (Ger)
11-9, 11-3, 11-7 (30m)
 Arturo Salazar (Mex)
11-13, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (58m)
James Snell (Eng)
11-5,11-4, 11-3 (31m)
 Eric Galvez (Mex)
Arturo Salazar Claims Quito Crown
Fifth seed Arturo
Salazar celebrated his second successive win over a higher-seeded fellow
Mexican in the final of the Ecuador Open to win the second PSA Tour
title of his career in the $20,000 squash event at Quito Tenis Y Golf Club
in the Ecuador capital Quito.
the fourth seed, took the opening game after a series of unforced errors by
Salazar, 20, from San Luis Potosi. The 25-year-old from Mexico City's advantage
continued as he tightened up his shots in the second game and frustrated Salazar
who couldn’t find a way to fight back.
However by the third game, Salazar began to gain confidence and played
consistent shots that allowed him to win the game.
The younger Mexican was leading 4-1 in the fourth when Baltazar Ferreira twisted
his ankle. After an injury break, the fourth seed returned to the court and
tried to play on - but, after a few further points, decided to give Salazar the
The 7-11, 4-11, 11-2, 8-1 (ret.) victory extends Salazar's 100% success rate in
PSA Tour finals after also winning the first final he reached - the Saskatoon
Boast Open in Canada exactly a year ago.
The defeat was a bitter blow to Baltazar Ferreira on the eve of his 26th
birthday - and following his impressive success in last month's Hi-Tec World
Open in England where he reached the second round as a qualifier.
Ecuador Open Reaches All-Mexican Final
Mexicans dominated the
penultimate day of action in the Ecuador Open after Jorge Isaac
Baltazar Ferreira and Arturo Salazar upset higher-ranked opponents in
the semi-finals of the $20,000 PSA Tour squash event at Quito Tenis Y
Golf Club in the Ecuador capital Quito.
Both players were
maintaining the superb form which saw them qualify for the Hi-Tec World Open
in Manchester last month for the first time. Baltazar Ferreira caused the
bigger upset by removing top-seeded Canadian Shahier Razik.
The 25-year-old from
Mexico City romped to a two-game lead before Razik, the world No22 from Toronto,
reduced the deficit by taking the third game.
But Baltazar Ferreira
restored his advantage to close out the match 11-4, 11-2, 6-11, 11-6 in 39
minutes - and claim his 11th appearance in a PSA Tour final, and his third this
After claiming his first
Tour win over national rival Eric Galvez - the Mexican number one and the
event's second seed - in the quarters, fifth seed Arturo Salazar faced four-time
US champion Julian Illingworth in the semi-finals.
After dropping the first
two games, third seed Illingworth took control of the match to draw level.
But in the decider,
20-year-old Salazar was stronger and imposed his extraordinary speed in every
rally - ultimately emerging the 11-3, 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6 winner after 87
Salazar, from San Luis
Potosi, is celebrating his second Tour final appearance.
Salazars Sail Into Quito Quarters
Mexican twins Arturo
Salazar and Cesar Salazar secured quarter-final berths in the
Ecuador Open after contrasting first round wins in the $20,000 PSA Tour
squash event at Quito Tenis Y Golf Club in the Ecuador capital Quito.
While fifth seed Arturo
despatched Germany’s Jens Schoor in straight games to earn his
anticipated place in the last eight, unseeded Cesar battled for four games to
upset Canada’s sixth seed David Phillips 7-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-3 to take
an unexpected place in the quarters.
who became the first Ecuador player in history to earn a place in the main draw
of a PSA Tour event, was unable to match the skills of eighth seed Regardt
Schonborn – and went down 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 to the South African in 29