ATLANTA OPEN 2012
Avila Outlasts Leeuw In Atlanta
08-13 May, $10k
 Jan Koukal (Cze)
11/6, 11/8, 8/11, 11/5
Ben Coleman (Eng)
11/6, 11/8, 11/4
11/8, 11/8, 7/11, 11/9
5-11, 6-11, 11-5,
15-13, 11-7 (90m)
Hernan D'Arcalgelo (Arg)
11/5, 11/7, 10/12, 9/11, 11/5
David Letourneau (Can)
Alfredo Avila (Mex)
7/11, 11/6, 11/4, 11/5
Chris Binnie (Jam)
11/4, 4/11, 11/5, 11/6
[Q] Robbie Downer (Eng)
9/11, 12/10, 11/7, 11/9
 Wade Johnstone (Aus)
 Chris Gordon (Usa)
11/5, 13/11, 5/11, 11/5
[Q] Ajaz Ahmat (Pak)
11/6, 11/7, 6/11, 8/11, 13/11
11/3, 12/10, 7/11, 11/7
Fred Reid (Can)
11/3, 5/11, 11/8, 11/4
[Q] Nathan Lake (Eng)
Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)
11/5, 11/6, 12/10
[Q] Patrick Chifunda (Zam)
11/9, 11/7, 10/12, 11/8
Declan James (Eng)
7/11, 11/7, 9/11, 15/13, 11/9
 Andrew Schnell (Can)
Outlasts Leeuw In Atlanta
courageous display by Alfredo Avila in the final of the
Atlanta Open in the USA saw the unseeded 20-year-old Mexican fight
back from two games down, and save three match-balls, to win the PSA
World Tour Challenger 10 squash title at Life Time Fitness
Atlanta in Atlanta.
Experienced South African Clinton Leeuw took the first two games
and, after dropping the third, moved on to his first match-ball at 10-7
in the fourth game.
young world No 148 from Mexico City made a giant comeback to win the
title in front of a sold out crowd 5-11, 6-11, 11-5, 15-13, 11-7.
gave a loud roar, winning his third title in 90 minutes," said
tournament organiser Andre Maur.
reported later on Twitter: "Lost in 5, tough going but had my chances.
Credit to my opponent - he deserved the win - was better on the day."
Suffer In Atlanta Semis
in both semi-finals of the Atlanta Open have led to unseeded
Alfredo Avila and Clinton Leeuw contesting the unexpected
final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at Life
Time Fitness Atlanta in Atlanta, USA.
the world No 148 from Mexico, produced the biggest shock by overcoming
top-seeded Czech Jan Koukal 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 after a
20-year-old from Mexico City is celebrating the fourth Tour title of his
will face South African Clinton Leeuw. The Cape Town-born world
No 107 ended US interest in the event when he beat Christopher Gordon,
the No3 seed from New York, 11-3, 12-10, 7-11, 11-7.
currently based in Germany, is marking his fifth PSA Tour final
Hero Gordon Prevails In Atlanta
interest in the Atlanta Open was extended into the semi-finals
after New York-born Christopher Gordon squeezed past English
qualifier Nathan Lake following a tie-break in the decider of the
quarter-final clash in the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash
event at Life Time Fitness Atlanta in Atlanta, USA.
seed Gordon took a two-game lead, but 19-year-old Lake, ranked almost
100 places lower, battled back to draw level before taking the fifth
game to a tie-break.
a match described by tournament organiser Andre Maur as 'the best
of the night', it was Gordon who ultimately prevailed, winning 11-6,
11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 13-11.
25-year-old world No73 will now meet Clinton Leeuw after the
unseeded South African defeated English teenager Declan James
11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8.
was an upset in the top half of the draw when Mexican Alfredo Avila
ousted fourth-seeded Australian Wade Johnstone 11-4, 4-11, 11-5,
unseeded 20-year-old will now meet Czech number one Jan Koukal
after the top seed dismissed Canadian David Letourneau 11-6,
Dumps Second Seed In Atlanta
English teenager Declan James claimed one of the best scalps in
his burgeoning squash career when he ousted second seed Andrew
Schnell in the opening round of the Atlanta Open, the PSA
World Tour Challenger 10 event at Life Time Fitness Atlanta
in Atlanta, USA.
19-year-old from Nottingham twice came from behind to topple Canadian
Schnell 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 15-13, 11-9.
"Relieved to win 11-9 in the fifth tonight good result for me but
unhappy with the way I played," admitted James via Twitter afterwards.
"Need to make improvements ahead of tomorrow."
reigning European Junior champion now faces South African Clinton
Leeuw for a place in the semi-finals. Leeuw defeated Zambian
qualifier Patrick Chifunda 11-5, 11-6, 12-10.
was further unexpected English success when qualifier Nathan Lake
upset Canada's Fred Reid 11-3, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4.
also 19, from Cheltenham, progresses to take on third seed
Christopher Gordon, the New York-born 25-year-old who leads US
interest in the long-established Tour event.
beat Pakistan qualifier Ajaz Azmat 11-5, 13-11, 5-11, 11-5. The
34-year-old former world No38 was making his first Tour appearance for