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Beddoes Lifts Maiden Tour Title at Bega Open


New Zealand’s Lance Beddoes claimed his first ever PSA World Tour title after defeating England’s Connor Sheen in the final of the Tarra Volkswagen Bega Open, PSA M5 tournament held at the Bega Country Club.

World No.110 Beddoes earned his second PSA World Tour final berth after wins against Ryan Pasqual, Sandeep Ramachandran and Sebastien Bonmalais, dropping just one game en route against Ramachandran in the quarter-final.

Sheen, the World No.283, was appearing in his maiden final and achieved a superb 3-2 scalp over top seed Joshua Larkin – who is ranked 191 places above Sheen in the World Rankings – in the last eight, before following up by defeating Singapore’s Vivian Rhamanan.

Beddoes was in charge of the duo’s final encounter from the outset and quickly built up a two-game lead to put himself in a commanding position.

The third game saw Sheen step up the court in a bid to quicken the pace of the match and an early lead saw him edge towards clawing a game back. But Beddoes countered by sending Sheen into the back of the court with some well controlled drives and Sheen’s accuracy eventually diminished, leading Beddoes to close out the win by an 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 margin of victory.

Result – Final: Tarra Volkswagen Bega Open 2016
[2] Lance Beddoes (NZL) bt [8] Connor Sheen (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 (26m)

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