Galvez stops qualifier Salazar in Atlanta semis
May 16, 2009, by SquashTalk staff, SquashTalk.com , Independent News; © 2009 SquashTalk LLC
(updated 16-may-09 10:34 )
Galvez In Second Successive Final In Atlanta [MAIN DRAW RESULTS SUMMARY]
Eric Galvez is one match away from retaining his title in the Atlanta Open after beating fellow Mexican Cesar Salazar in the semi-finals of the $10,000 PSA World Tour squash event at the Concourse Athletic Club in Atlanta, USA.
The second seed from Puebla, who has not dropped a game in the event so far, despatched qualifier Salazar 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 to reach the 17th Tour title of his career - and his third Atlanta final since 2006.
It was disappointing end for 21-year-old Cesar Salazar, who upset fourth-seeded compatriot Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira to reach the last four - ahead of his twin brother Arturo Salazar, the third seed who fell in the quarter-finals.
Galvez, 25, will face favourite Jonathan Kemp in the final after the 28-year-old Englishman defeated Ryan Cuskelly, the sixth seed from Australia, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 in the other semi-final.
Kemp, the world No31 from Halifax in Yorkshire, is celebrating his tenth PSA final appearance - and his second US meeting with Galvez in two months since beating the world No36 in the semi-finals of the Pacific Athletic Club Open in California in March.
RESULT ATLANTA PSA CONCOURSE OPEN
RESULTS: Atlanta Open Squash Championship, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt  Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7
 Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-6, 11-7, 11-8