Frenchman Lucas Serme survived the longest match of his
professional career when he beat Mexico's Eric Galvez in the
final of the Layer 3 Technologies & Hazlow Electronics Rochester
Pro-Am to win the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 squash event
celebrating its ninth successive year at the University of Rochester
in Rochester, NY, USA.
seed Serme, a 21-year-old student at the University of the West of
England in the UK, reached the final after ending the impressive run of
Peruvian wildcard Andres Duany, a student at Rochester
No4 seed Galvez, the 29-year-old former Mexican number one, rolled back
the years in the other semi by upsetting higher-ranked 21-year-old
compatriot Alfredo Avila, the top seed and the 2011 champion, in
Galvez twice led in the final before Serme ultimately took control of
the match to win 10-12, 11-2, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6 after 102 minutes.
victory makes Serme the first French winner of the Rochester title - and
marks the Creteil-born world No87's third PSA World Tour title of the