Professional Squash Open Semi-Final Results

March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Professional Squash Association [PSA] Open 2019 Finals are now set after the Semi-Final night was held at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Club in Devonshire.

Fans were treated to true battles, with the first two matches going five games and the other two matches decided in four games.

In the Men’s Semi-Finals, Jaymie Haycocks from England defeated the number one seed Chris Binnie from Jamaica 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 13-11. Binnie, who just recently returned to the game after suffering a mini-stroke in December, twice came from a game down but it was Haycocks who would win the fifth and final game by two points.

In the other Semi-Final, Nick Shavie from Canada defeated Lyell Fuller from England in another battle, but this match needed four games to decide a winner 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7.

In the first Women’s Semi-Final match, England’s Anna Kimberley came from two games down and 7-1 down in the third game to defeat Nessrine Arrifin from Malaysia who just last night defeated the number one seed Nicole Bunyan from Canada. Kimberley advanced to the final winning 12-14, 3-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9

Marina Stefanoni from USA, the youngest player in the tournament, would need four games to defeat her opponent Catalina Pelaez from Columbia. Stefanoni has won the United States Junior Open four times, she has been ranked No. 1 in the USA Under-19 Division since March 2016, when she was just 13. She advanced to the Final winning 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.

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