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Peter Prevails to Reach Pilatus Cup Final


Swiss No.2 Reiko Peter remains on course to defend his title at the 2016 Pilatus Cup, PSA M5 tournament in Kriens on home soil after triumphing in an all-Swiss semi final against World No.146 Benjamin Fischer with an emphatic straight games victory.

The first game was all one-way traffic as Peter stormed to a one-game advantage for the loss of just three points. Fourth seed Fischer fought back though in the second but narrowly lost out before Peter pressed on to earn an 11-3, 11-8, 11-4 victory to reach his first final of 2016.

The other semi-final saw Australian second seed Joshua Larkin fight off a valiant effort from French qualifier Victor Crouin, who had already scalped two successive seeded players in the build up to the semi-final following victories over Christopher Binnie and Martin Svec.

Crouin took the first game 11-9 and had another upset in his sights before Larkin sparked into life, quashing any chances of a surprise defeat by taking three games without reply to set up a final meeting with Peter.

Results – Semi-Final: Pilatus Cup 2016
[1] Reiko Peter (SUI) bt [4] Benjamin Fischer (SUI) 3-0: 11-3, 11-8, 11-4
[2] Joshua Larkin (AUS) bt [Q] Victor Crouin (FRA) 3-1: 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9

Draw – Final
[1] Reiko Peter (SUI) v [2] Joshua Larkin (AUS)

By James Hall

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