REGATAS RESITENCAI OPEN 2011
Koukal Reaps Resistencia Rewards
Resistencia Open 2011
06-11 Jun, Argentina, $10k
08 Jun 19.00-21.15
 Jan Koukal (Cze)
11/9, 11/6, 11/6
Juan Pablo Roude (Arg)
14-16, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9 (45m)
6-11, 6-11, 16-14, 11-9, 11-8 (75m)
11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-7 (75m)
[Q] Hernan D'Arcangelo (Arg)
11/8, 11/2, 6/11, 11/8
Matias Valenzuela (Arg)
Dane Sharp (Can)
[Q] Robertino Pazzota (Arg)
11-3, 11-6, 11-4 (21m)
Fernando Molina (Arg)
11/5, 11/4, 11/5 (27m)
 Adrian Waller (Eng)
 Chris Gordon (Usa)
10/12, 11/4, 11/4, 11/7 (45m)
Gonzalo Miranda (Arg)
11-13, 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 (90m)
9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 (55m)
[LL] Steve London (Eng)
11/6, 11/8, 11/7
Peter Creed (Wal)
Fernando Lopez (Mex)
11/4, 11/7, 5/11, 11/7
Adrian Dudzicki (Can)
11-7, 11-4, 21-19 (44m)
[Q] Vinicius Rodriguez (Bra)
12/10, 11/6, 11/7
 Rafael Alarcon (Bra)
Koukal Reaps Resistancia Rewards
Czech champion Jan
Koukal survived his second
successive 75-minute marathon in the 'Tour
De Las Americas' Regatas Resistencia Open in
Argentina to win the inaugural PSA
World Tour Challenger 10 squash
event at theClub Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia.
Less than 24
hours after beating Adrian Waller in
a five-game semi - thereby avenging two Tour final defeats in a row by the
Englishman over the last two weeks - top seed Koukal faced Rafael
F Alarcon, the second-seeded Brazilian whom he defeated in four games in
last year's Cerdil Open final
top-ranked Czech player raced to a two-game lead before Alarcon regained the
upper hand in the third to move 7-2 ahead.
clawed his way back and twice was just a single-point away from victory.
Brazilian saved both match-balls before converting his own to reduce the
led in the fourth - and again Alarcon re-established control to force a
fifth-game decider - much to the delight of the capacity crowd.
charged ahead to lead again - but this time there was no comeback for the
Brazilian. As Koukal clinched his epic 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 10-12, 11-7 victory,
the 27-year-old from Prague threw his racket in the air in jubilation as the
crowd rose to give both players a standing ovation..
marks the 18th PSA World Tour title of Koukal's career.
Clings On In Argentina
challenger Jan Koukal avenged two successive defeats by Adrian Waller
in the last two weeks when he beat the Englishman in five games to reach the
final of the 'Tour De Las Americas' Regatas Resistencia Open in
set to claim a hat-trick of wins over the Czech champion as romped to a two-game
lead in the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event
in its first year at the Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia.
21-year-old third seed from Enfield had four match-balls in the marathon third
game, but top seed Koukal kept control as he took the game 16-14 to keep the
number one dug deep to maintain the upper hand - and, after 75 minutes, threw
his racket in the air in jubilation as he clinched his sensational 6-11, 6-11,
16-14, 11-9, 11-8 victory.
The match was
a replay of May's Cerdil Open final in Brazil and last week's Paraguay
Open climax in Asuncion - both of which Waller won in five games!
The win takes
Koukal into his fourth PSA Tour final of the year, and the 27th of his career.
27-year-old from Prague will face Brazilian hero Rafael F Alarcon, the
No2 seed from Sao Paulo who recovered from a game down to beat fourth-seeded
American Christopher Gordon 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 in 55 minutes.
success takes 34-year-old Alarcon, ranked just one place lower than Koukal in
the world, into the 26th Tour final of his career - but the South American's
first in Argentina!
On In Argentina
Adrian Waller took just 21 minutes to earn a place in the semi-finals of the
'Tour De Las Americas' Regatas Resistencia Open in Argentina as he bids
to win his third successive PSA World Tour squash title in South America
in two weeks.
21-year-old from Enfield despatched local hope Robertino Pezzota, a
28-year-old qualifier from the Argentinean city of Rosario, 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 in
the quarter-0finals of the PSA Challenger 10 event in its first year at
the Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia.
In a replay of
May's Cerdil Open final in Brazil and last week's Paraguay Open
climax in Asuncion - both of which he won in five games - third seed Waller will
now face top seed Jan Koukal.
number one needed 45 minutes to see off another Argentina qualifier Hernan
D'Arcangelo 14-16, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9.
Rafael F Alarcon leads South American interest in the other semi-final. The
No2 seed from Sao Paulo survived a lengthy third tie-break game to beat Canadian
Adrian Dudzicki 11-7, 11-4, 21-19 and will now face North American hope
York-born fourth seed - playing in his first Tour event south of the border this
year - battled for 90 minutes to overcome Welshman Peter Creed 11-13,
11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7.