Canadian Delierre beats USA's
Qualifiers all Make Good in First Round
David Phillips is on fire! David caused the biggest upset tonight, beating Columbia’s Miguel Angel Rodrigez, no.3 seed. David began where he left off last night, striking the ball with great precision. His volleying & the way he cut the ball in short put Miguel under such extreme pressure resulting in straight games win, 3/0.
Robin Clarke & Ryan Cuskelly are on quite a run here in Ottawa as well. Robin steamrolled Nick Kyme of Bermuda, the no. 5 seed, 3/0, in 28 minutes while Ryan beat No.6 seed Zimbabwe’s Jesse Engelbrecht in a very tight match 3/2. Engelbrecht went behind 0-2 playing error prone squash. He cut out the errors to draw level at 2/2 only to lose a very tight 5th game 11-10 (3-1).
Scott Arnold beat fellow Australian Steve Finitsis, no. 8 seed to make it 4 for 4 for the qualifiers in wins tonight, a very rare occurance. Arnold won 3/1.
England’s Bradley Ball had a comfortable win over Canada’s Andrew McDougal 3/0. The no.1 seed Canada’s Shawn Delliere after getting off to a slow start against Jullian Illingworth of USA, dropping the 1st game, won 3/1.
The no. 2 seed, Mexico’s Eric Galvez beat France’s Julien Balbo 3/0 in a match played with speed, power & deft touch at the front of the court. The match between Columbia’s Bernardo Samper & England’s Laurence Delasaux was very tight in the first 2 games with Samper just coming out on top to take a 2-0 lead. In the 3rd game, Laurence took control, moving Bernardo all over the court to win it. In the 4th game Samper jumped out to take the lead against a tiring Delasaux & did not relinquish control, winning the match 3/1.
GOODLIFE OPEN, 1st round results as follows: [SEE ALSO COMPLETE DRAW]
Shawn Delierre (CAN) beat Jullian Illingworth (USA) 9-11, 11-5,
11-4, 11-9 (59 min)
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