BOCA DEL RIO INT 2011 (MEN)
Outsider Galvez Grabs Biggest Title In Veracruz
del Rio International 2011
21-26 June, Veracruz, Mexico, $22k
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Col)
14/12, 12/10, 11/6 (38m)
[Q] Reiko Peter (Sui)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
11/8, 11/8, 11/7 (40m)
Miguel Angel Rodriguez
13-11, 15-13, 1-11, 11-9 (100m)
11-4, 12-10, 11-5 (40m)
Jorge Baltazar (Mex)
Alfredo Avla (Mex)
Cesar Salazar (Mex)
11/5, 11/9/ 11/6 (35m)
Fabien Verseille (Fra)
14/12, 11/4, 11/2 (40m)
[Q] Joan Lezaud (Fra)
11/2, 11/7, 15/13 (45m)
 Stéphane Galifi (Ita)
 Shawn Delierre (Can)
11/6, 11/7, 11/4 (22m)
Eric Tepos (Mex)
12/10, 11/8, 7/11, 12/10 (104m)
16-14, 11-2, 6-11, 11-8 (85m)
[Q] Gerardo de Paul Garcia (Mex)
11/6,11/4, 11/5 (35m)
Eric Galvez (Mex)
[Q] Jonathan Ramos (Mex)
11/9, 11/7, 7/11, 13/11 (72m)
Karim AGA Samy (Egy)
Karim AGA Samy
11/4,11/5, 13/11 (35m)
Marco Antonio Toriz-Caddo (Mex)
11/3, 11/4, 11/6 (28m)
 Arturo Salazar (Mex)
Galvez Grabs Biggest Title In Veracruz
made a powerful bid to reclaim the title as Mexico's number one squash player
after beating his country's top two players on home soil to win the Boca Del
Rio Veracruz International in the city of Veracruz.
27-year-old from Puebla made his breakthrough in the semi-finals of the PSA
World Tour Challenger 15 event at Squash Club Boca when he beat
second-seeded compatriot Arturo Salazar, the Mexican number one ranked 36
in the world.
four years ago reached 33 in the world to become the highest-ranked Mexican of
all-time, faced Arturo's twin brother for the title.
also unseeded, had battled for 100 minutes in the other semi-final to upset
Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the top seed from Colombia, to reach the fifth Tour
final of his career.
celebrating his 21st Tour final, was unstoppable - and continued his
giant-killing run by despatching the 23-year-old Mexican number two 11-4, 12-10,
11-5 in 40 minutes.
marked Galvez's ninth PSA Tour title - but his first since November 2008, and
the biggest of his career.
Flourish In Veracruz
A trio of
Mexicans will contest the semi-finals of the inaugural Boca Del Rio Veracruz
International after major upsets by home players Cesar Salazar and
Eric Galvez in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15
squash event at Squash Club Boca in the Mexican city of Veracruz.
pulled off the biggest upset when he despatched third seed Stephane Galifi
14-12, 11-4, 11-2 in 40 minutes. It was the 23-year-old from San Luis Potosi's
second Tour victory over the Italian this year.
In the other
half of the draw, former Mexican number one Eric Galvez faced
Pan-American rival Shawn Delierre, the No4 seed from Canada who went into
the match leading 5/3 in the pair's head-to-head record since 2006.
It took him
104 minutes, but underdog Galvez - ranked exactly 50 places behind the
29-year-old from Montreal - battled through two tie-break games to record a
popular 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10 triumph.
now face Cesar's twin brother in a match which will ensure a Mexican finalist.
Second seed Arturo Salazar brushed aside Egyptian Karim AGA Samy
11-4, 11-5, 13-11.
Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez denied the crowd a full-house of
Mexicans in the last four when he beat Mexico City-based Jorge Isaac Baltazar
Ferreira 11-8, 11-8, 11-7.
Dominate Quarters In Veracruz
There will be
home interest in all of the quarter-finals in the inaugural Boca Del Rio
Veracruz International after victories by four Mexicans in the opening round
of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 squash event at Squash Club Boca
Arturo Salazar led the home charge with an 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 victory over
wild card opponent and fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Toriz-Caddo.
brother Cesar Salazar, the highest-ranked unseeded player in the draw,
triumphed in the top half of the draw, beating Frenchman Fabien Verseille
11-5, 11-9, 11-6 to earn a clash with a French-born opponent Stephane Galifi,
the third seed from Italy.
Isaac Baltazar Ferreira will have the toughest battle on his hands. The
unseeded 28-year-old from Mexico City earned his place in the last eight after
his first round opponent Alfredo Avila retired injured after just one
game - but the world No74 will now face top seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez.
ranked 25 in the world, survived two tie-break games against Reiko Peter
before beating the Swiss qualifier 14-12, 12-10, 11-6.
top-ranked Mexican Eric Galvez took just 28 minutes to secure his place
in the quarter-finals. The 27-year-old former world No33 beat fellow countryman
Gerardo de Paul Garcia, a qualifier, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 - and will now take
on Canada's No4 seed Shawn Delierre for a place in the semi-finals.