Tour De Las Americas In Peru
Rafael F Alarcon made a clean sweep of the three "Tour de las
Americas" squash titles in South America by winning the Peru
Open, the final event in the PSA World Tour series at
Club Regatas in the Peru capital Lima.
32-year-old from Sao Paulo began his impressive run in Paraguay,
upsetting the top seed to claim the Paraguay Open crown in
the country's capital city Asuncion.
Last week, he
continued his run on home soil, winning the Ponta Grossa-Parana
Open in Ponta Grossa.
In the $6,000
PSA Tour Satellite event in Lima, the top-seeded Brazilian downed an
Italian, a fellow countryman and then third-seeded Englishman Tom
Pashley to make the final - where he faced Kristian Frost
20-year-old second seed from Denmark was celebrating his maiden
appearance in a PSA Tour final.
But Alarcon, a
veteran of 16 Tour finals, was too strong for the Dane, winning
11-7, 11-4, 11-5 to secure not only a hat-trick of Tour de las
Americas titles, but the 12th PSA trophy of his career.