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Alexander Secures Back-to-Back Successes with Mackay Open Crown


Top seed Zac Alexander captured the Mackay Open, PSA M5 title on home soil with a hard-fought straight games triumph over fellow Australian and number two seed Joshua Larkin to capture a second successive PSA World Tour crown.

World No.91 Alexander booked his place in the showpiece event with a fine 3-1 victory over compatriot Rhys Dowling while Larkin overcame a 2-1 deficit to move past England’s Adam Murrills in his semi-final fixture.

A number of long, gut-busting rallies set the tone in the early stages as both players patiently probed for an opening, with Alexander eventually taking the first game by a 12-10 margin.

The 26-year-old remained consistent in the second as he kept his opponent at arm’s-length for the majority of the game to double his advantage.

Game number three was the closest of the lot as Larkin redoubled his attempts to find a chink in Alexander’s armour. However, the latter stayed strong to complete a 12-10, 11-8, 14-12 victory, securing a 16th PSA World Tour title in the process.

Result – Final: Mackay Open 2015
[1] Zac Alexander (AUS) bt [2] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-8, 14-12 (46m)

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