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15/11/2009
LEINSTER OPEN
 

Coppinger Crowned Champion

Bymac Leinster Open 2009
10-15 Nov, Dublin, Ireland, $10k
Round One
12 Nov
Quarters
13 Nov
Semis
14 Nov
Final
15 Nov
[1] Kashif Shuja (Nzl)
12/10, 11/9, 9,11, 11/5 (45m)
[LL] Bart Ravelli (Ned)
Kashif Shuja
7/11, 11/3, 11/5, 5/11, 11/8 (57m)
Steve Finitsis
Kashif Shuja
13/11, 5/11, 8/11, 11/9, 11/9 (60m)
Henrik Mustonen
Henrik Mustonen
3/0 (11/5 ,11/4, 11/6) 
Steve Coppinger
[6] Steve Finitsis (Aus)
11/3, 11/6, 11/8 (58m)
Kristian Frost Olesen (Den)
[3] Bradley Hindle (Mlt)
10/12, 11/5, 6/3 rtd (32m)
[Q] Henrik Mustonen (Fin)
Henrik Mustonen
11/9, 9/11, 11/2, 11/7 (42m)
Jaymie Haycocks
Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)
11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/8 (42m)
Niall Rooney (Irl)
James Snell (Eng)
10/12, 11/4, 11,5, 11/8 (48m)
[7] Alan Clyne (Sco)
Alan Clyne
1/11, 11/3, 3/11, 11/9, 11/8 (69m)
Grégoire Marche
Grégoire Marche
9/11, 11/5, 12/14, 11/4, 11/1 (64m)
Steve Coppinger
[Q] Grégoire Marche (Fra)
11/6 10/12 11/9 11/5 (47mnn
[4] Dylan Bennett (Ned)
[Q] Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
11/7, 11/0, 11/9 (24m)
[8] Arthur Gaskin (Irl)
Arthur Gaskin
11/1, 11/4, 9/11, 4/1 dsq
Steve Coppinger
[Q] Joan Lezaud (Fra)
11/8, 11/6, 11/5 (33m)
[2] Steve Coppinger (Rsa)


Bymac Leinster Open, Derek Ryan (Tournament Director), Martin Rogers (Fitzwilliam LTC Squash Chairman), Tariq Zaki (Leinster Squash President), Stephen Coppinger (Winner), Henrik Mustonen (Runner-up), Robin Gibney (Fitzwilliam LTC President).

 

Coppinger Crowned Champion

South Africa's Stephen Coppinger was crowned Bymac Leinster Open Champion in a one sided final in Dublin against qualifier Henrik Mustonen. Mustonen had proved the story of the tournament as he produced some stunning squash to come through the qualifiers and knock out top seed Kashif Shuja from New Zealand in a thrilling five set semi-final.

Mustonen however was unable to reproduce the form that took him to the final against Coppinger who out-played the Finn with a combination of power and error free squash to win 11/x, 11/x, 11/x in xx minutes.

Coppinger was thrilled with capturing the title and paid tribute to Mustonen's performance throughout the tournament.

 


Marche & Mustonen Make Leinster Semis

 

Qualifiers Henrik Mustonen and Gregoire Marche continued to defy the seedings in the Bymac Leinster Open as they despatched their quarter-final opponents to make the last four in the $10,000 PSA World Tour squash event at the Fitzwilliam Club in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Mustonen, the 19-year-old world No 105 from Finland, followed his victory over third seed Bradley Hindle to beat eighth-seeded Englishman Jaymie Haycocks 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-7.

 

It was a first round upset over fourth-seeded Dutchman Dylan Bennett that took Frenchman Gregoire Marche into the last eight - where the 19-year-old from Aix-en-Provence beat sixth-seeded Scot Alan Clyne 1-11, 11-3, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8.

 

Marche will now face second seed Stephen Coppinger.  The 25-year-old South African claimed his place in the semis after Irish opponent Arthur Gaskin was penalised with a 'conduct game' midway through the fourth, with the score standing at 11-1, 11-4, 9-11, 4-1 in the overseas player's favour.

 

Gaskin through to quarters

Carlow's Arthur Gaskin is the last Irish man standing in the Bymac Leinster Squash Open after a comprehensive three nil win against Austria's Aqeel Rehman. The world number 93 took control early on in the match, playing a high tempo that his opponent couldn't match. He now faces second seed, Stephen Coppinger from South Africa in the quarter-finals in Fitzwilliam. The only other Irish man to make it into the main draw was Galway's Niall Rooney who went down three one to England's Jaymie Haycocks.


Irish Players Squash up to Top Professionals in Dublin

 

Professional squash athletes from around the globe have gathered in Fitzwilliam, Dublin to compete for the Bymac Leinster Squash Open title. The $10,000 professional event on the men’s tour sees top Irish players compete against some of the world’s best internationals from South Africa to New Zealand along with plenty of European and UK representatives.

 

The qualifying rounds were completed on Wednesday with Irish hopefuls Nigel Peyton, Rory Byrne, Neil Martin and Keith Moran all bowing out leaving the main draw with two Irish contenders. World number 93, Arthur Gaskin from Carlow is seeded seven and faces qualifier Aqeel Rehman from Austria. Wildcard, Niall Rooney from Galway faces eight seed, Jaymie Haycock from England.

 

Top seed in the main draw, New Zealand’s world number 42 Kashif Shuja, will be vying for a place in the final where he is seeded to meet South Africa’s Stephen Coppinger. However a competitive draw with a host of player’s in the world’s top 100 may see some upsets.

 

Entrance for this year’s event is free for every match and play starts in the main draw at 5.00pm on Thursday, 12th November in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Appian Way, Dublin 6. Over 120 Irish league players from all over the country will also be battling it out over the week in the lower divisions.