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Cornes Lifts Maiden PSA Title in Seapiax Open

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Spain’s Carlos Cornes Ribadas claimed the first PSA World Tour title of his eight-year career with a hard-fought victory over compatriot and number three seed Iker Pajares Bernabeu in the final of the Seapiax Open Lorient, PSA M5 tournament.

Cornes, 27, was appearing in only his second PSA World Tour final and earned his place there after successive wins over Tiago Goriely, Roee Avraham and Edmon Lopez Moller.

Pajares, meanwhile, was participating in his maiden Tour final and hadn’t dropped a single game throughout the event.

It was Pajares who had the better of the opening exchanges as the 20-year-old’s deft touch and intelligent shot-selection enabled him to overcome his older counterpart on the tie-break and go a game ahead.

Top seed Cornes refused to give up though and came back with a vengeance, taking three games without reply, with the latter being won on the tie-break, to settle the victory by a 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 12-10 scoreline and end his eight-year barren spell.

Result – Final: Seapiax Open Lorient 2016
[1] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) bt [3] Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) 3-1: 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 12-10

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