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Inno Wood Open 2015
21-24 May, Kriens, Switzerland, $5k

Top seed Reiko Peter takes the title

On the final day in Kriens the last four players met at 12pm to battle for a place in this year's PSA Inno Wood Final.

The top-half semifinal was dominated by Reiko Peter. Peter showed a very solid performance against his compatriot Beni Fischer and took it in three plain sets in only 45 minutes.

The bottom-half semifinal, running at the same time, was the clear opposite of the all-swiss affair. Georger Parker and Jan van den Herrewegen gave all they had and more. After Parker took the first two games with some good attacking Squash, van den Herrwegen fought back hard and was able to equal in games, before Parker finished the nailbiting match in the fifth.

Parker was afterwards the one who seemed a bit more sore after the short break between semis and final. Peter who came through the semifinal pretty easily was able to keep up the high pace until the end of each game, where on the other hand Parker was struggling way more.

Peter was able to pull off the first two games 11-9 and after that, you could see the match was more a less decided. Parker showed not a lot of resistance anymore in the third, while Peter kept on going with the high pace. That is how it came that Peter won the last game without losing a point and retained the PSA Inno Wood Open title.

Peter was delighted by his win in front of the homecrowd wrote after the match:

"I'm really happy to win my first home tournament and my second PSA title. I would like to thank all my supporters and sponsors.

"The first two games of the final match were pretty close. I had to play well to win them. I think his energy was gone after these two games. Anyway he played a good tournament, so congrats to him."


Inno Wood Open 2015
21-24 May, Kriens, Switzerland, $5k
Round One
23 May
23 May
24 May
24 May
[1] Reiko Peter (Sui)
11-13, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-1
Iker Pajares (Esp)
[1] Reiko Peter
11-3, 11-7, 11-7
[8] Jonas Daehler
[1] Reiko Peter

 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (45m)

[4] Benjamin Fischer

[1] Reiko Peter 


11-9, 11-9, 11-0 (50m)


[7] George Parker

[8] Jonas Daehler (Sui)
7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8
[Q] Dimitii Steinmann (Sui)
[5] Patrick Miescher (Sui)
11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 13-15, 11-5
Manuel Wanner (Sui)
[5] Patrick Miescher
 12-10, 11-9, 11-8
[4] Benjamin Fischer
[4] Benjamin Fischer (Sui)
11-8, 11-8, 12-10
[Q] Remo Handl (Sui)
[wc] Amadeo Costa (Sui)
11-5, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4
[3] Tim Weber (Ger)
[3] Tim Weber
15-13, 11-5, 11-6
[7] George Parker
[7] George Parker

11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 11-13, 11-9 (71m)

[4] Jan Van Den Herrewegen

Batiste Masotti (Fra)
11-13, 11-6, 12-10, 11-2
[7] George Parker (Eng)
[Q] Tarek Shehata (Egy)
8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-1
[4] Jan Van Den Herrewegen
[4] Jan Van Den Herrewegen
11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6
[2] Chris Fuller
[Q] Cedric Kuchen (Sui)
11-8, 11-5, 11-6
[2] Chris Fuller (Eng)
22- May, Qualifying Finals:

Tarek Shehata (Egy) 3-0 Ben Coates (Enh)                  11-6, 11-4, 11-0
Remo Handl (Sui)n3-0 Roman Allinckx (Sui)                 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
Cedric Kuchen (Sui) 3-2 Yuri Farneti (Ita)  6-11, 11-7, 14-12, 4-11, 11-7
Dimitri Steinmann (Sui) 3-0 Dani Pascual (Esp)           11-3, 11-8, 13-11

21-May, Qualifying Round One:

Ben Coates (Eng) 3-2 Jan Kurzmeyer (Sui)         11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8
Tarek Shehata (Egy) 3-1 Andreas Dietzsch,(Sui)          11-2, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5
Roman Allinckx (Sui) 3-0. Fabio Fuchs (Su)                         11-9, 11-1, 11-7
Remo Handl (Sui) 3-0 Nils Roesc (Sui)                            11-7, 13-11, 14-12
Yuri Farneti (Ita) 3-1 Christoph Zust (Sui)                   11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4
Cedric Kuchen (Sui) 3-1 Luca Wilhelmi (Sui)              11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 13-11
Dani Pascual (Esp) 3-0 Dennis Grüter (Sui)                         11-2, 11-4, 11-6
Dimitri Steinmann (Sui) 3-0 Mario Tschopp (Sui)                  11-3, 11-8, 11-4
Down to the semis in Kriens

A match-packed Saturday had to bring up the semifinalists for this years Inno Wood Open - the first of three PSA Challenger events in Kriens.

Today's first matches started early at 10am. First thing to say: all seeded players were the winners in th end. But many of them had serious problems with their younger opponents.

Especially Iker Pajares Bernabeu showed some superb squash. He managed to take off from Reiko Peter a two-games lead, before he was struggling with a back injury and had to more a less give up in the deciding game.

A Swiss duell was the second encounter which went into a fifth game. Manuel Wanner and Patrick Miescher battled everything out from each other in four close game until Miescher could pull of a fast lead in the fifth - what was the end for Wanner.

Other players which where close to an upset were Tarek Shehata, Baptiste Masotti and Dimitri Steinmann. Also wildcard receiver Amadeo Costa was able to take one game from number three seed Tim Weber.

After five hours break the winners of the first round already came back on court to battle for a semifinal spot.

George Parker and Tim Weber gave everything in the first game and Parker won it in a nailbiting result of 15-13. After that Weber seemed to be a bit out of energy and Parker used his advantage to close out the next two games and with them the match. First small upset of the day.

The second upset was produced simultaniously on the court next to it by Jan van den Herrewegen. He took out second seed Fuller in close five games.

While Reiko Peter had his problems in the morning, he showed a much better performances in the quarterfinal against his best friend Jonas Dähler. He closed out in three straight sets and saved some energy for tomorrows semis - once again it had to be a Kriens based player.

After Patrick Miescher won against him in the Swiss Champs play-off for the bronce medal, revenge was Benjamin Fischers purpose today. As Miescher seemed to be a bit tired from the though morning match, Fischer succeeded in his aim in three close games.

So tomorrows semis bring up another "Krienser"-battle as Reiko Peter is up against Benjamin Fischer. In the bottom half the two upset-producers from today Jan van den Herrewegen and George Parker will fight for a place in the final. Action begins at 12pm followed by the final at 5pm.

Qualifying complete in Kriens

The final round of qualifying was on today's programme. In three of four matches a Swiss qualifier was still possible.

But the first match started with an all foreigner affair: "Shehata vs. Coates" - or more a less as Tarek Shehata lives and studies in the french part of Switzerland. From the beginning Shehata was more dominant than his opponent Coates. He was able to keep up the dominance through the whole match and won it in three plain games.

Second on court was Dimitri Steinmann against Dani Pascual. Steinmann started fast and attacking and succeeded in having a good lead in a short time. After winning the first game things got a bit closer - but still Steinmann managed to play always a bit better than Pascual and won also the next two games. A seventh Swiss player in the maindraw guaranteed.

A nailbiter was the third match of today. Cedric Kuchen and Yuri Farneti fought as long as they were able to and really pushed each other to the limit. In the end Kuchen was the one who could leave the court with the head held high. After 1-2 in games Farneti was yet able to equal in score but Kuchen took the deciding fifth 11-7. That made eight swiss players in the maindraw.

And the ninth was to follow in the last qualification match of this years PSA Inno Wood Open. Roman Allinckx was up against Remo Handl, two players based in Kriens. Handl was able to keep the pace high enough to see his opponent struggling a bit. Allinckx still showed some nice shots but was not able to do more than keep up with the pace until the midst of each set. Handl took each game after several errors of his opponent in the end of each game.

The winners of the qualification were alloted to their opponents in the main event as follow: Steinmann faces Daehler, Handl-Fischer, Shehata-van den Herrewegen and Kuchen-Fuller.

To be pointed out is the fact that just one player in the top half of the main draw is not a Swiss player! Iker Pajares Bernabeu is the only player which is able to prevent a Swiss finalist. And he is facing a though task against top seeded and in-form Reiko Peter. Will he be able to stop the Swiss guys? We will see in the upcoming day which seems to bring once again some good matches to the Sportpark Pilatus in Kriens...

Day One:

The first day of action here in Kriens at the PSA Inno Wood Open, and almost every match went according to the seedings.

Just one upset - Cedric Kuchen managed to win a close encounter against compatriot Luca Wilhelmi in four games.

However, all the local swiss players showed their talent and some of them even succeeded in taking games against their professional opponents.

Jan Kurzmeyer's performance against top seed Ben Coates has to be pointed out.

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