Charlotte Open 2016

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Charlotte Open 2016
26-Apr - 01-May, USA
, $5k

Vikram claims Chatlotte title

Indian second seed Vikram Mahotra contiuned his fine rin of recent form as he beat top seed Lewis Walters in four games to claim the Charlotte Open title, his third career PSA title.

30-Apr, Semis:
Top seeds win marathon semis

Top seeds Lewis Walters and Vikram Malhotra will contest the final of the Charlotte OPen after both won long semi-finals.

Walters took 77 minutes to quell the challenge of Jesus Camacho in four close gmaes, while Mahotra won a five-game tussle against Clinton Leeuw in 72 minutes of play.

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Charlotte Open 2016
26-Apr - 01-May, USA
, $5k
Round One
[1] Lewis Walters (Jam)
11/7, 11/7, 15/13
[Q] Jon Geekie (Sco)
[1] Lewis Walters

13/11, 9/11, 11/8, 11/9 (65m)

[5] Reuben Phillips
[1] Lewis Walters

12/10, 11/8, 8/11, 11/9 (77m)

[6] Jesus Camacho

[1] Lewis Walters


11/8, 8/11, 11/7, 11/6  (60m)


[2] Vikram Malhotra

3rd PSA title for Vikram

[5] Reuben Phillips (Eng)
14/12, 9/11, 11/3, 5/11, 11/6
[Q] Miled Zarazua ((Mex)
[6] Jesus Camacho (Mex)
11/6, 11/7, 11/4
[Q] Italo Bonatti (Gua)
[6] Jesus Camacho

5/11, 11/6, 11/3, 9/11, 11/7 (100m)

[wc] Hugo Varela
[4] Lyell Fuller (Eng)
3/11, 11/6, 11/2, 11/2
[wc] Hugo Varela (Esp)
[Q] Alex ingham (Eng)
11/9, 13/11, 11/8
[3] Clinton Leeuw (Rsa)
[3] Clinton Leeuw

11/5, 11/3, 11/7 (35m)

[8] Adrian Ostbyte
[3] Clinton Leeuw

11/6, 9/11, 11/7, 7/11, 11/5 (72m)

[2] Vikram Malhotra

Kale Wilson (Tri)
11/3, 11/6, 11/5
[8] Adrian Ostbyte (Nor)
Basem Makran (Egy)
9/11, 11/2, 11/1, 11/7
[7] Anthony Graham (Eng)
[7] Anthony Graham

9/11, 11/6, 11/3, 9/11, 11/8 (65m)

[2] Vikram Malhotra
Diego Gobbi (Bra)
11/8, 11/4, 11/9
[2] Vikram Malhotra (Ind)

Qualifying Finals:
Jon Geekie (Sco) 3-0 Nicolas Talbott (Usa)               12-10, 13-11, 11-8
Alex Ingham (Eng) 3-0 Julian Morrison (Jam)                 11-5, 11-7, 11-2
Italo Bonatti (Gua) 3-2 Supreet Singh (Ind) 11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9
Miled Zarazua (Mex) 3-1 Ismail Rauf (Pak)            9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3

Qualifying Round One
Jon Geekie (Sco) bye
Nicolas Talbott (Usa) 3-0 Chotoo Amin (Usa)                11-7, 11-9, 13-11
Julian Morrison (Jam) 3-0 Ali Khan (Usa)                        11-1, 11-2, 11-6
Alex Ingham (Eng) 3-0 Yasir Butt (Pak)                         11-3, 11-7, 11-8
Italo Bonatti (Gua) 3-1 Le Roy Leong (Mas)         12-14, 11-4, 13-11, 11-5
Supreet Singh (Ind) 3-0 Asim Khan (Pak)                        11-3, 11-6, 11-5
Miled Zarazua (Mex) 3-0 Mark Spykerman (Usa)              11-3, 11-2, 11-9
Ismail Rauf (Pak) 3-0 Graeme Dykes (Zim)                      11-5, 11-3, 11-3


29-Apr, Quarters:
Seeds through to semis

It was a warm day in Charlotte and the squash matched the heat with hard working players throughout the evening.

Lewis Wlaters played Reuben Phillips in the first match marked by long patient rallies. The mercurial Lewis however insisted on being on the T. Lewis wins the first game 1-0. In the second game Phillips stepped it up, long rallies with very few errors saw Phillips win the next game 1 1.

In the third, Lewis sprinted ahead to a 4-0 lead with great shot making and extended his lead to 7-1. Phillips looked like giving up but fought back with 2 volley nicks 3 10. Phillips moves forward to 6-10. Lewis wins 2-1.

Phillips spent a lot of time muttering to himself never a good sign and Lewis again dominated the team, both players hitting good length. Phillips is up 4-2 and hit a great low back hand rail to move to 5-2. Lewis made uncharacteristic mistakes but then started to move the big man mercilessly. Lewis beat Phillips multiple times in the left front quarter. After a floor wipe at 6-6, both players came out firing. Lewis moves into the lead, Lewis wins 3-1.

The second match was the battle of the young men. Hugo Varelawas the hometown favorite, being the head coach at Charlotte Squash Club. It was a fast and furious pace at 7-4, Varela volley nicks, winning the game 1-love. Varela looking strong dominated the play in the second game.

Jesus Camacho, with deft backhand drop shots, came into play. Camacho is up 5-4, Varela takes the space for a beautiful back hand drop shot from center court. Varela wins 1-1. The third game was dominated by long rallies on the back hand. Camacho showed leads throughout the game. Camacho wins 2-1. To a stirred crowd, Varela lifts his game, with tight rounds moving Camacho around the court, lifted to win, games 2-2.

Both players are tired but come out powerfully. Both players dived for shots to a delighted crowd. Camacho dominated in the second half of the game, with Varela coming back and losing 9-11. Camacho wins 3-2.

The third match was a relatively fast 3 0 win to the more experienced Clinton Leeuw who played a fine match with few errors to beat Adrian Ostbyte.

Anthony Graham and Vikram Malhotra played an intense first game with much consistency and good length. Graham wins the first game. In the second Graham holds the T and volleys however a nice hold on game point saw Malhotra take the game 1-1.

Both players came out with fast and furious pace in game 3. Again and again Malhotra held his shot to send Graham in the wrong direction. Malhotra speeds to an 8-3 lead and wins 2-1. Malhotra moves to a good lead however Graham is not to be outdone and claws back with some intense play. Game is 2-2.

A very close 5th game with both players giving their all. Malhotra pulls out the win 3-2.

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