Rafa In Maringa Park Upset
PSA Challenger 5 Maringa Park Open, Maringa, Brazil
Eddie Charlton celebrated his first appearance in Brazil for more than two
years by upsetting local hero Rafael Alarcon in the final of the
Maringa Park Open to win the inaugural PSA World Tour Challenger 5
squash event at Shopping Mall Maringa Park in Maringa.
Alarcon, the Brazilian number one, is enjoying one of the best runs of his
career. Ranked 16 places higher the Englishman, the 35-year-old was celebrating
his fifth successive appearance in a PSA Tour final this year.
But it was
Charlton who took the early lead on the all-glass court at the Maringa Park
Shopping Mall, before Alarcon drew level after the second game.
pattern was repeated in games three and four before the match moved into a fifth
game decider - the first for both players in the tournament.
But, in his
first clash with Alarcon for more than three years, it was second seed Charlton
who held his nerve to close out the match 13-11, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6 and
record his first ever win over the illustrious Brazilian.
triumph marks the 24-year-old from Nottingham's second Tour title.
 Rafael Alarcon (BRA) bt Vinicius Rodrigues (BRA) 12-10, 8-11,
[Q] Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG) bt Josimar Silva (BRA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-8
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt Adam Murrills (ENG) 11-8, 7-11,
 Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt Fabio Luiz Milani (BRA) 11-0, 11-4,
 Dane Sharp (CAN) bt [Q] Pablo Rawden (ENG) 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
Reuben Phillips (ENG) bt Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) 11-4, 14-12, 11-6
Manoel Pereira (BRA) bt Jonathan Geekie (SCO) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
 Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt [Q] Pedro Momento (BRA) 14-12, 11-1,
 Rafael Alarcon (BRA) bt [Q] Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG) 11-6, 11-7,
 Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt [Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) 11-5,
9-11, 11-7, 12-10
 Dane Sharp (CAN) bt Reuben Phillips (ENG) 11-1, 11-6, 11-13,
 Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt Manoel Pereira (BRA) 11-7, 11-6, 8-11,
 Rafael Alarcon (BRA) bt  Geoffrey Demont (FRA) 11-8, 6-11,
 Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt  Dane Sharp (CAN) 11-9, 11-9, 12-10
 Eddie Charlton (ENG) bt  Rafael Alarcon (BRA) 13-11, 8-11,
11-5, 6-11, 11-6