US Pro title
Belgium's top seed Stefan Casteleyn claimed the EBG US Pro title in Los
Angeles, beating fifth seed Patrick Chifunda 15-9, 15-8, 15-11 in the final on the
glass court in Macy's Plaza.
Casteleyn, who also won the championship in 2000, enjoyed an easier route to the
final, where Chifunda's earlier exploits caught up with him.
Chifunda & Casteleyn
in US Pro Final
The speed and quickness of Patrick Chifunda continues to frustrate his
opponents - this time stopping Karim Yehia's bid to make the finals of
this year's EBG USSRA Men's Professional Squash Championships on the
glass court at Macy's Plaza in downtown L.A. Yehia had upset second seed
Mark Heather in yesterday's quarter finals, looked like he could fend
off fifth seed Chifunda...but it wasn't to be! Patrick believes that he
can beat anyone. We'll see - in tomorrow's finals where he'll meet the
favored #1 seed, Stefan Casteleyn who lost only the first game to fourth
seed Clive Leach and then came back to win the match in very decisive
fashion, three game to one.
UPSETS AT US PROS
CHAMPS IN MACY'S
The first two major upsets in this year's Los Angeles EBG USSRA Men's
Professional Squash Championships took place Friday afternoon during the
quarter finals on the all-glass court in Macy's Plaza in Los Angeles.
The obviously very fit and prepared Karim Yehia of New York defeated the
#2 seed, Mark Heather in a long battle of amazing retrieving and
shot-making, advancing to Saturday's semi-finals.
Likewise, #3 seed Ben Howell went down to one of the quickest players in
the game, Patrick Chifunda, who will play Yehia in the semis at 5 p.m.
Champs go to Glass
The fifth running of the US Professional Men's Championships will take
place on a glass court in Macy's Plaza in Los Angeles ...
Casteleyn with Palmer Page, USSRA CEO
The Glass Court in Macy's Plaza