Dane Sharp (Can)
11-5, 11-2, 11-3  Martin Knight (Nzl)
Martin Knight 11-9, 13-11,
Martin Knight 11-9, 12-10, 11-5
Scott Arnold (Aus)
6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 Aqeel Rehman (Aut)
Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)
16-14, 13-11, 11-8
Farhan Zaman (Pak)
Clinton Leeuw 11-8, 12-10, 11-9
Andrew Schnell (Can)
11-6, 11-4, 11-5  Chris Simpson (Eng)
squash star Shawn Delierre delighted the crowd at the GoodLife Open
in Ottawa by winning the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 event at
GoodLife Fitness for the third time.
seed from Montreal, winner of the title in 2006 and 2007, faced Martin Knight,
the No3 seed from New Zealand who is ranked four places higher in the world.
It was Kiwi
Knight who took the early lead, winning the first game with some tight length
shots and finishing well with excellent backhand dropshots at the front.
regrouped in the second to draw level.
"In the third
game, Knight got ahead in some long rallies, until he made three
uncharacteristic errors in a row to let Delierre back in the game," explained
tournament organiser Heather Wallace. "Delierre then followed up with
some great drop shots to take the lead, leaving Knight to play catch up from
"In the fourth
and final game, Delierre picked up the pace and had Knight scrambling the full
length of the court.
Delierre just had too much in his arsenal for Knight and won a great four-game
11-6, 11-9, 11-7 victory in 67 minutes marks Delierre's first Tour title of the
year - but the 11th of his career and the seventh on home soil.
Knight Get To GoodLife Final
champion and local hero Shawn Delierre will face New Zealander Martin
Knight in a surprise final of the GoodLife Squash Open, the PSA
World Tour Challenger 10 event in its eighth successive year at GoodLife
Fitness in Ottawa, Canada.
Delierre, the 2006 and 2007 winner from Montreal, defeated unseeded Lucas
Serme in a close match. Frenchman Serme had reached the semis after ousting
Australia's defending champion and top seed Zac Alexander in the previous
"Shawn won the
duels at the front of the court at the crucial times at the end of each game he
won," said tournament organiser Heather Wallace. "His experience came
through as he won 13-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-5 in 51 minutes."
No3 seed from Auckland, beat Clinton Leeuw, the South African who stunned
second seed Chris Simpson to make the semis.
Sponge' Knight was extremely sharp today as he soaked up everything Clinton
Leeuw threw at him," added Wallace. "Knight, moving extremely well, ran down
all of Leeuw's short volleys to take the first two games in a close battle,
to make errors in the third game, losing his patience and Knight took it 11-5."
celebrating his 16th PSA Tour final appearance - and his ninth on home soil -
whilst Knight is marking the eighth of his career, but his first since April
Frenchman Lucas Serme secured a surprise place in the semi-finals of the
GoodLife Squash Open after ousting Australian title-holder Zac
Alexander in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10
event in its eighth successive year at GoodLife Fitness in Ottawa.
very steady against No1 seed Alexander, losing the first game easily and hanging
in the second game coming from two game balls down to win it," said tournament
organiser Heather Wallace.
squandered his two game balls with errors and Serme punished him with a couple
of nicks to win it. Serme calmly played his way through the third game taking
it, before Alexander took the fourth. Again in the fifth, Serme calmly handled
everything Alexander did. With Alexander ultimately making errors, Serme took
the fifth game easily."
20-year-old's 5-11, 13-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6 in 67 minutes takes Serme through to
face Canadian Shawn Delierre. The No4 seed from Montreal continues to
lead home hopes after beating Englishman Olivier Pett 4-11, 11-6, 11-3,
9-11, 11-1 in 60 minutes.
There was also
an upset in the lower half of the draw where South African Clinton Leeuw
removed England's No2 seed Chris Simpson 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
dominated the T, putting Simpson under extreme pressure," explained Wallace.
"Leeuw was on to the ball fast, attacking the volley and moving extremely well.
Simpson managed to get one game ball in the second game, but could not convert
Leeuw will now face Martin Knight for a place in the final. The No3 seed
from New Zealand beat Austrian Aqeel Rehman 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 in 55
Home Hopes In Ottawa
number two Shawn Delierre single-handedly led home hopes through to the
quarter-finals of the GoodLife Squash Open after beating Pakistan's
Danish Atlas Khan in the opening round of the PSA World Tour Challenger
10 event in its eighth successive year at Goodlife Fitness in
Delierre, the 30-year-old No4 seed from Montreal, battled to an 11-8, 11-8, 11-5
victory over 18-year-old Khan in 54 minutes.
now face Englishman Olivier Pett, the highest-ranked unseeded player in
the draw who denied the crowd an all-Canadian quarter-final by beating wildcard
Adrian Dudzicki 11-8, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8.
match of the night was between local Ottawa boy Adrian who pushed Pett to four
tough games," said tournament organiser Heather Wallace. "The difference
maker being Olivier was too accurate at the front of the court."
Zac Alexander made a strong start in defence of the title he won last year.
The top seed from Brisbane despatched Canadian Fred Reid 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
in just 22 minutes and will now face Lucas Serme for a place in the
Serme also overcame local opposition, beating Thomas Brinkman, a
23-year-old from British Columbia, 11-5, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5.