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Defending champion Reiko Peter came out on top in his final fixture with second seed Joshua Larkin in the 2016 Pilatus Cup, PSA M5 tournament to retain his title on home soil in Kriens, Switzerland.

Peter, who defeated Austria’s Aqeel Rehman in last year’s final, dropped a solitary game en route to the final with three straight wins over his countrymen, while Larkin met a trio of qualifiers to seal his spot in the showpiece event.

The first game went in Peter’s favour as he dominated the ’T’ and moved Larkin into all four corners of the court to take it 11-4.

A determined Larkin came into the match more in game two but struggled to cope with Peter’s fast-paced, accurate hitting and went further behind as Peter took a step closer to lifting the title.

Despite a spirited display from Australian Larkin, Peter remained composed and pushed an 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 victory over the line to clam a fifth career PSA World Tour crown for the man from Lucerne in front of his own fans.

“I played very well today,” said Peter.

“I can’t think of being so accurate at a fast pace in a while. I’m really happy to collect my fifth PSA title, especially at my home club. I wanted to say thanks to all my sponsors and supporters that came to cheer me on today.

“Also, a big thank you to all the organisers and all the volunteers behind the scenes.”

Result – Final: Pilatus Cup 2016
[1] Reiko Peter (SUI) bt [2] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-7

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