28-Apr, Semis: Double upset in Rochester semis
South African Clinton Leuuw pulled off another upset as he
progressed to the Rochester ProAm final with a straight-game
semi-final win over third seed Wade Johnstone, last year's finalist.
His opponent in the final will be Egyptian fourth seed Ali Farag,
who came through a tough four games against second seed Eric Tepos.
27-Apr, Quarters: Leeuw joins the seeds in Rochester semis
South Africa's Clinton Leeuw followed up his first-round
dismissal of top seed Yasir Butt with a 3/0 win over Hernan
D'Arcangelo to join the remaining three seeds in the Rochester ProAm
Leeuw's 26-minute passage was swifter than all of them - his next
opponent Wade Jonhstone, bidding for a second successive
Rochester final, took 42 minutes for his 3/0 win over Matthew
Serediak, while Eric Tepoz needed four games and 50 minutes
to get past Josh Cardwell and Ali Farag was taken the full
distance by Scott Arnold, the fourth seeded Egyptian finally
triumphing 11/5 in the fifth after 81 minutes.
25-Apr, Qualifying Finals: Locals advance in Rochester It
was a good day for the locals at the University of Rochester as the
college's own Joe Chapman and Andres Duany advanced, as did
former Trinity star Chris Binnie and American player
24-Apr, Qualifying Round One: Caribbean night in Rochester
The eighth running of the Rochester ProAm got under way with five
qualifying matches at the University of Rochester, which featured
success for two Caribbean players.
First through was the British Virgin Islands' (the IVB acronym is
from the French variation) Joe Chapman, who is in his final
year of study at Rochester, His 3/0 win over Shahjahan Khan sets up
a qualifying final with top seed Patrick Chifunda.
An all-Latin American final was scheduled as Peru's Andres Duany
and Mexico's Gerardo De Paul both progressed in fast-paced
skilful matches that 'left the crowd wondering whether they were in
Rochester or Heliopolis', and home interest was assured as Graham
Bassett overcame Rory Pennell in four games to move through to
face Arshad Iqbak Burkhi.
The session ended as it started with Caribbean success as Jamaica's
Chris Binnie, the reigning Caribbean champion who is studying at
squash powerhouse Trinity College, got the better of Canada's Mike
McCue in four games. He'll face Pakistan's Aurangzeb Mehmoud for a
place in the main draw.