PACIFIC ATHLETIC CLUB
Illingworth Celebrates Maiden PSA Tour Title In California
Athletic Club 2009
24-29 Mar, Redwood City,
 Shahier Razik (Can)
4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (55m)
Stefan Casteleyn (Bel)
11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (36m)
11-7, 11-7, 11-0
11-7, 11-7, 12-10
 David Phillips (Can)
11-5, 11-2, 13-15, 11-8
[Q] Fabien Verseille (Fra)
 Julian Illingworth (Usa)
7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2 (42m)
Arshad Iqbal Burkhi (Pak)
18-16, 11-5, 11-7 (51m)
 Campbell Grayson (Nzl)
11-2, 11-8, 11-4 (27m)
Regardt Schonborn (Rsa)
Amr Mansi (Egy)
9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 (40m)
 Yasser El Halaby (Egy)
Yasser El Halaby
14-12, 11-5, 11-4 (36m)
11-3, 9-11, 11-1, 11-5
[Q] Patrick Chifunda (Zam)
11-7, 12-10, 11-5 (38m)
 Eric Galvez (Mex)
[Q] Jethro Binns (Wal)
11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 8-11, 13-11 (71m)
 Jorge Ferreira (Mex)
11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (27m)
[Q] Bernardo Samper (Col)
9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (41m)
 Jonathan Kemp (Eng)
Maiden PSA Tour Title In California
years after first joining the Professional Squash Association, US number
one Julian Illingworth has picked up his maiden PSA Tour title at
the Pacific Athletic Club Open after a straight games victory in the
final of the $15,000 event, sponsored by NetSuite, at the Pacific
Athletic Club in Redwood City in the US state of California.
achieved his historic success on home soil as the event's fourth seed. The
25-year-old Yale graduate from Portland made his breakthrough in the
semi-finals, where he beat top seed Shahier Razik, the Canadian number
one ranked 30 in the world, 11-7, 11-7, 11-0.
Illingworth's first Tour victory over his North American rival in four meetings
since January last year.
The world No39
continued his sparkling run in the final, upsetting second-seeded Englishman
Jonathan Kemp – ranked one place higher - 11-7, 11-7, 12-10.
rounded off a marvellous March for the New York-based squash star – who lifted
his fifth successive US National title two weeks ago, beating second seed
Gilly Lane in the final in Hartford.
Razik & Illingworth Set Up Key North American Clash In California
The top two squash players
in Canada and the USA go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the Pacific
Athletic Club Open after Shahier Razik and Julian Illingworth
came through the quarter-finals of the $15,000 PSA Tour event, sponsored
by NetSuite, at the Pacific Athletic Club in Redwood City
in the US state of California.
Top seed Razik, the
Canadian number one ranked 30 in the world, ended qualifier Fabien
Verseille's run, beating the Frenchman 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.
Fourth seed Illingworth,
the four-time US champion from Portland, needed 51 minutes to overcome New
Zealander Campbell Grayson, the No7 seed, 18-16, 11-5, 11-7.
The other semi-final will
be an Anglo/Mexican affair after second-seeded Englishman Jonathan Kemp
despatched Welsh qualifier Jethro Binns 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 in just 27
Kemp will take on Eric
Galvez, the third seed from Mexico who defeated Egyptian Yasser El Halaby
14-12, 11-5, 11-4.
& Binns Progress At Pacific Club
Fabien Verseille and Jethro Binns secured unexpected places in the
quarter-finals of the Pacific Athletic Club Open after impressive upsets
on the opening day of the $15,000 PSA Tour squash event, sponsored by
NetSuite, at the Pacific Athletic Club in Redwood City in the
US state of California.
scored the biggest scalp, beating fifth-seeded Mexican Jorge Isaac Baltazar
Ferreira 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 8-11, 13-11 in 71 minutes.
24-year-old world No 117 from Bristol now takes fellow Briton Jonathan Kemp
- ranked almost 80 places higher. The No2 seed from England recovered from a
game down to beat Colombian qualifier Bernardo Samper 9-11, 11-5, 11-7,
Verseille - at
185, the lowest-ranked player in the draw - conquered Canadian David Phillips,
the No8 seed, 11-5, 11-2, 13-15, 11-8.
23-year-old Frenchman now tackles the top seed Shahier Razik, also a
Canadian. Razik, the world No30 from Toronto, was taken to four games by
LA-based Belgian Stefan Casteleyn, a former world No7, before
winning 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 in 55 minutes.