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Sunday
Sep302018

semi finals PSA Squash

Semi Final Report


Giant killer Cam Seth's run has come to an end but not without pushing Egyptian Mostafa Asal for three tough games and almost 45 minutes.. His strategy was to try to contain the faster and more creative Asal, and it worked during the first half of each of the first two games. But again the World Junior Champ showed why he doesn't lose too much playing error free squash at the end of each game. By the third game Seth had run out of ideas, but certainly was able to count  the  large number of ranking points that he will gain.
The second match on the evening's card featured two very experienced players, Vikram Molhotra and Afredo Avila. Certainly the knew each other's game as just one week ago they did battle in London, Ontario with Alfredo coming back in the fifth. But it was not to be. He fought hard to come back and win the third 12-10 but that was it. Vikram  just seemed to want it more. And as Alfredo explained after the match he was just warn out  During his off season he played too much squash by representing Mexico in individual and team play on two occasions and then back to back PSA events. Mentally he needed a break.
RESULTS:
Mostafa Asal d. Cameron Seth   11-9, 11-7, 11-7  45 min.
Vikram Molhotra d. Alfredo Avila  11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3  50 min.

 

Thursday
Sep272018

Aspin Cup Report

 

 

Report on the Quarterfinals:

It must have been a great summer's training for Cameron Seth as the PSA world #178 has definitely created a stir by defeating his second opponent ranked considerably higher.

 
His game of tight, consistent, patient play, along with winning backhand drops in the front of the court was a game that was just too much on the day for Danish star Kristian  Frost.
The most entertaining match was junior phenom Mostafa Asal overcoming the creative and aggressive style of Finn Henrik Mustonen. Without question this was great fun for the small but packed house on the #1 court of UPEI, as both players utilized all four corners from anywhere on the court with such an array of shots never seen before in this small province. Asal won the key points at the end of each game and after 43 minutes of great squash he walked off the victor.
Vikram Maholtra, the Trinity College graduate from India has one thing on his mind, win the Aspin Kemp and Assoc. Open. He met some early resistance from Swiss Reiko Peter as they split the first two games, but then Vikram's committment to get every ball and not make errors was too much for Reiko losing the final two games at 5 and 7.
Some of the most intense squash was saved for last. Second seed Alfredo Avila having beaten Mike McCue 3-0 the week before seemed to have the match under control after winning two games in just over 30 minutes and was leading in the third. But McCue dug in and came back to win it 11-9. A back and forth 4th game had the spectators on the edge of their seats hoping that their fellow Canadian would push it to the 5th game. With two game balls it did indeed it did look that way. But our speedy Mexican just didn't let it happen and after an hour of play and a 14-12 score he could now think ahead to the semi-finals.
Results:
Cameron Seth d. Kristian Frost 9-11, 11-1, 12-10, 11-3 (56 min)
Mostafa Asal d Henrik Mustonen 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (43 min)
Vikram Moholtra d Reiko Peter 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7 (47 min)
Alfredo Avila d Mike McCue 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12 (60 min)

 

 

Thursday
Sep272018

Aspin Cup (Amateur) Draw

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Thursday
Sep272018

Aspin Kemp and Associates Pro Squash

It was raining in Charlottetown today but the sun was definitely shining on the squash courts at the University of Prince Edward Island.  There were some serious battles as players from Canada and around the world were vying to move into Thursday's quarterfinals and onward.

Interesting stories were certainly created in the aftermath of the Nash Cup in London as 10 players moved east to gain more ranking points and bragging rights .World Junior Champion, Egyptian  Mostafa Asal was matched up against this year's Canadian champion Andrew Schnell and Nick Sachvie who showed that he was in great form with his London quarterfinal match against Asal was pitted against former world #35 Henrik Mustonen from Finland who is coming back from over a year's absence from the tour. Both matches lived up to their billing but it was Mustonen's creativity and Asal's steadiness that carried the day.

 But the real stir was created early in the evening by Canadian Cameron Seth as he locked horns with the tournaments #1 seed, England's Charles Sharpe. They went toe to toe for 65 minutes and it was the young man from Toronto (ranked 100 spots lower) who claimed his best ever victory. on the PSA Tour.

 The squash fans from this part of the world have never witnessed this level of play before and are thirsty for more.

Sunday
Sep162018

League #1 2018/2019 Season

League #1 starts October 10th and goes until November 21st.

Click HERE to go to Club Locker to see details and sign up.