Takes Tortugas Title
Miguel Angel Rodriguez emerged victorious in the final of the Tortugas
Open between the event's top two seeds to win the $18,750 PSA World Tour
squash title at Tortugas Country Club in Tortuguitas, Argentina -
successfully defending the crown he won in the last staging of the event in
favourite from Bogota faced second seed Julian Illingworth, the
26-year-old six-time US national champion from New York.
advantage of a nervous start by the New Yorker to take a two-game lead.
Illingworth regained the initiative from the beginning of the third and led
throughout to reduce the deficit.
Colombian sped to a 10-2 lead in the fourth and, despite twisting his ankle at
this point, held his nerve and fought off the pain to clinch a remarkable 11-3,
11-2, 8-11, 12-10 victory after 56 minutes.
24-year-old world No32, was celebrating his 20th Tour final - and now the 13th
title triumph of his career.
Through In Argentina
Yann Perrin claimed an unexpected place in the last four of the Tortugas
Open after upsetting third seed Rafael F Alarcon in the
quarter-finals of the $18,750 PSA World Tour squash event at Tortugas
Country Club in Tortuguitas, Argentina.
24-year-old fourth seed, ranked 29 places below Alarcon, beat the Brazilian
11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10 in 73 minutes - and will now face his third successive
South American opponent in the event for a place in the final.
top seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the world No32 from Colombia who
despatched Englishman Jaymie Haycocks, the No8 seed, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5.
battle at the bottom of the draw saw six-time US champion Julian Illingworth
prevail 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 over seventh seed Christopher Gordon.
The No2 seed
from New York now lines up against fourth seed Eric Galvez following the
Mexican's 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 victory over sixth-seeded Colombian Bernardo