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Knight Prevails in White Oaks Court Classic to Secure Back-to-Back Titles

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Experienced New Zealander Martin Knight captured successive PSA World Tour titles for the third time in his career after axing home hope Michael McCue in the final of the Black Knight Canada White Oaks Court Classic in Niagara on the Lake, Canada.

The 32-year-old took the plaudits at the BDO Northfield Cup in Waterloo at the beginning of the month and his fine form continued in Canada as he fought against home support to defeat Canadians Nick Sachvie and David Baillargeon to secure a 24th PSA World Tour final berth.

McCue, meanwhile, had home support behind him all tournament and followed up routine 3-0 wins over Babatunde Ajagbe and Micah Franklin to set up a semi-final clash with Jamaica’s Lewis Walters, who he defeated in a gladiatorial 3-2 battle.

The final saw Knight start the strongest and he surged to a one-game lead with a flourish, dropping a solitary point, before McCue finally established himself on the fixture in the second to restore parity to proceedings.

A crucial third game went all the way to a tie-break, with Knight triumphing, and the World No.78 broke McCue’s resistance in the fourth game as he lost just two points en route to victory, earning an 11th PSA World Tour title in the process.

Result – Final: Black Knight Canada White Oaks Court Classic 2016
[1] Martin Knight (NZL) bt [2] Michael McCue (CAN) 3-1: 11-1, 7-11, 12-10, 11-2

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