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27/05/2013
REGATAS RESISTENCIA OPEN 2013
 

Karwalski Captures Argentina Crown

Reports
  Final      Semi Finals      Quarter Finals     1st Round   

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Tour de las Americas
ACHS Regatas Resistencia Open
, Resistencia, Argentina

Semi Finals & Final

 Karwalski Captures Argentina Crown

 
Semi-finals:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) bt [Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (60m)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8 (66m)
 
Final:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) bt [4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (31m)

Australia's Matthew Karwalski won the biggest PSA World Tour title of his career when he beat fourth-seeded Englishman Jaymie Haycocks in the final of the ACHS Resistencia Regatas Open - Tour de las Americas, the PSA Challenger 10 squash event in its third year at Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia, Argentina.

The second-seeded Karwalski always had the measure of his English opponent as he eased to an 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 win over Haycocks.

Both had overcome local qualifiers in the previous round - 29-year-old fourth seed Haycocks surviving a close five-game battle against Argentina's Leandro Romiglio to each the third Tour final of his career.

The title was Karwalski's fourth on the PSA Tour - but his first in almost two years since he won the Golden Open on home soil in June 2011.

The win is a huge confidence boost for the 27-year-old from New South Wales, who will make his senior Australian debut at the Men's World Team Championship in France next month.

Quarter Finals 

Argentinean Qualifiers Repel Resistance In Resistencia


Quarter-finals:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) bt Matthew Serediak (CAN) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (22m)
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt [3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (46m)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 8-11, 11-3, 11-3, 10-12, 11-3 (57m)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [Q] Diego Elias (PER) 13-11, 6-11, 9-11, 11-1, 11-1 (75m)

Local qualifiers Leandro Romiglio and Robertino Pezzota dug deep to secure surprise semi-final slots in the ACHS Resistencia Regatas Open - Tour de las Americas, the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event in its third year at Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia, Argentina.

In a quarter-final clash between two qualifiers, 22-year-old Romiglio ended the brave run of 16-year-old Peruvian schoolboy Diego Elias.

Playing in his first PSA World Tour event, Elias led the more experienced Romiglio 2/1 - but the effort took its toll on the young teenager. Mar Del Plata-based Romiglio dropped just two further points as he stormed to a 13-11, 6-11, 9-11, 11-1, 11-1 win in 75 minutes.

Pezzota leads Argentinean interest in the other half of the draw where he faces second seed Matthew Karwalski. The 30-year-old world No 204 from Rosario pulled off a sensational upset when he beat Mexico's No3 seed Arturo Salazar - ranked more than 130 places higher - 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 46 minutes.

Australian Karwalski needed just 22 minutes to see off Canadian Matthew Serediak 11-5, 11-6, 11-4.

Semi-final line-up:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) v [Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG)
 
1st Round
 

Peruvian Schoolboy Elias Ousts Home Hope In Argentina


1st round:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) bt Fernando Lopez (MEX) 11-5, 11-6, 11-2 (25m)
Matthew Serediak (CAN) bt [WC] Fernando Molina (ARG) 14-16, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (46m)
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt Michael McCue (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (27m)
[3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Joe Chapman (IVB) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (23m)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (31m)
Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) bt Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8 (76m)
[Q] Diego Elias (PER) bt Hernan D'Arcangelo (ARG) 11-6, 12-10, 13-11 (42m)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [1] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-7, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9 (46m)

Qualifier Diego Elias, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Peru, produced a sensational upset in the opening round of the ACHS Resistencia Regatas Open - Tour de las Americas when he ousted experienced local hope Hernan D'Arcangelo to claim an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia, Argentina.

Elias, who showed his potential last September when he became the youngest ever winner of the Pan American Junior U19 Championship, battled for 42 minutes in his maiden appearance in a Tour event to overcome D'Arcangelo, a 32-year-old from Cordoba, 11-6, 12-10, 13-11.

The young teenager now has another Argentinean in his sights. Elias will face fellow qualifier Leandro Romiglio, a Spain-based 22-year-old who upset Jan Koukal, the top seed from the Czech Republic, 11-7, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9.

There was further upset in the other half of the draw where local qualifier Robertino Pezzota despatched Canadian Michael McCue 11-6, 11-4, 11-3.

Australian Matthew Karwalski now becomes favourite to take the title after seeing off Mexican Fernando Lopez 11-5, 11-6, 11-2.

The No2 seed from New South Wales now faces Canada's Matthew Serediak, a 14-16, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 winner over Argentina wildcard Fernando Molina.

Quarter-final line-up:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) v Matthew Serediak (CAN)
[3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) v Gonzalo Miranda (ARG)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [Q] Diego Elias (PER)