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Galvez Wins Rochester ProAm

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Eric Galvez, a 31-year-old Mexican in his 16th year on the PSA World Tour, despatched a succession of younger opponents in the Hazlow Electronics Rochester ProAm to win the PSA Challenger 5 squash event in its 11th year at Goergen Athletic Center in Rochester, NY, USA.

Former Mexican number one Galvez reached the 27th Tour final of his career – and became the first player in the event’s history to appear in the final a second time – after defeating Josue Enriquez, the No.7 seed from Guatemala, in the semis.

His surprise opponent in the final was Christopher Binnie, the tall sixth seed from Jamaica who upset Pakistani Amaad Fareed, the No.5 seed, in the other semi.

It was Fareed who provided the upset of the tournament when he ousted Englishman Lewis Walters, the second seed, in the previous round.

The experienced Galvez was too strong for Binnie in the final, beating the Kingston-born 26-year-old 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 to notch up the 12th PSA World Tour title of his career.

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 5 Hazlow Electronics Rochester ProAm, Rochester, NY, USA

1st round:
[1] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt Ahmad Alzabidi (JOR) 7-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5 (47m)
[Q] Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN) bt [8] Faraz Khan (USA) 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 (56m)
[7] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bt [Q] Neil Cordell (ENG) 6-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-2 (55m)
[WC] Mauricio Sedano (GUA) bt [4] Jonathan Maloney (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 (30m)
[Q] Syed Hamzah Shah Bukhari (PAK) bt [3] Michael McCue (CAN) 6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4 (95m)
[6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt Albert Shoihet (CAN) 7-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (36m)
[5] Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt [Q] Tomotaka Endo (JPN) 11-2, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 (53m)
[2] Lewis Walters (ENG) bt David Baillargeon (CAN) 11-9, 13-15, 11-7, 11-7 (80m) Quarter-finals:
[1] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [Q] Ryosei Kobayashi (JPN) 15-13, 11-7, 11-8 (56m)
[7] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bt [WC] Mauricio Sedano (GUA) 4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 20-18 (82m)
[6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [Q] Syed Hamzah Shah Bukhari (PAK) 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3 (90m)
[5] Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt [2] Lewis Walters (ENG) 11-9, 11-8, 11-8 (54m) Semi-finals:
[1] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [7] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 11-7, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3 (61m)
[6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [5] Amaad Fareed (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (38m) Final:
[1] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) 11-7, 11-2, 11-6

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