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Vikram Malhotra takes the Aspin Kemp & Associates Aspin Cup

Weekend RoundUp: Malhotra Claims Aspin Kemp & Associates Aspin Cup

India’s World No.84 Vikram Malhotra claimed his seventh PSA title after he defeated Egypt’s rising star Mostafa Asal 3-1 in the final of the Aspin Kemp & Associates Aspin Cup over the weekend.

28-year-old Malhotra was the number four seed at the tournament and toppled number two seed Alfredo Avila in the semi-finals to set up a final showdown with 17-year-old World Junior champion Asal.

The Indian took the first game comfortably before the three following games went the distance with one delayed for 15 minutes after a collision at the front of the court which saw the Egyptian teenager suffer a slight injury to his ankle. However, he returned to take a game off Malhotra, but the Indian’s movement and consistency proved to be too much as he took an 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 victory in 75 minutes.

Meanwhile at the Wakefield PSA tournament, Colombia’s World No.114 Juan Camilo Vargas took his second PSA title after he defeated Pakistan’s World No.120 Shahjahan Khan in the final.

Vargas – who defeated top seed Christopher Binnie in the semi-finals – took a 2-1 lead before Khan roared back in an entertaining final which saw the match go the distance as Vargas claimed an 8-11, 11-5, 14-12, 9-11, 11-9 victory.

Results
Aspin Kemp & Associates Aspin Cup
Round One
Cameron Seth (CAN) bt Jason Hua (USA) 3-0: 11-2, 11-1, 11-3 (23m)
Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt [L] Michael Buchanan (CAN) 3-0: 11-4, 11-0, 11-4 (20m)
Jamie Ruggiero (USA) bt Fernando Magdaleno (MEX) 3-2: 18-16, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6 (60m)
Mohamed Nabil (EGY) bt Tess Jutte (NED) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 (30m)
Noah Browne (BER) bt [WC] Douglas Kosciukiewicz (CAN) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 (23m)
Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt Cory McCartney (CAN) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)
Jean-Pierre Brits (RSA) bt Cameron Stafford (CAY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (23m)
Lewis Doughty (ENG) bt Thomas King (CAN) 3-1: 11-4, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8 (51m)

Round Two
Cameron Seth (CAN) bt [1] Charles Sharpes (ENG) 3-1: 10-12, 11-4, 12-10, 14-12 (65m)
Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt [7] Nick Sachvie (CAN) 3-1: 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8 (42m)
[4] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt Jamie Ruggiero (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-0 (23m)
[6] Michael McCue (CAN) bt Mohamed Nabil (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-4 (44m)
[5] Kristian Frost (DEN) bt Noah Browne (BER) 3-1: 11-8, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5 (63m)
[3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (52m)
[8] Reiko Peter (SUI) bt Jean-Pierre Brits (RSA) 3-2: 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 12-14, 11-7 (75m)
[2] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt Lewis Doughty (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-2 (26m)

Quarter-finals
Cameron Seth (CAN) bt [5] Kristian Frost (DEN) 3-1: 9-11, 11-1, 12-10, 11-3 (56m)
[3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (43m)
[4] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [8] Reiko Peter (SUI) 3-1 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7 (47m)
[2] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [6] Michael McCue (CAN) 3-1: 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12 (60m)

Semi-finals
[3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bt Cameron Seth (CAN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (43m)
[4] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [2] Alfredo Avila (MEX) 3-1: 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3 (50m)

Final
[4] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) 3-1: 11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (75m)

Wakefield PSA
Round One
[7] Reuben Phillips (ENG) bt Micah Franklin (BER) 3-1: 11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 13-11
[8] Mark Broekman (ENG) bt [WC] Liam Rotzoll (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
[4] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt Anthony Graham (ENG) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7
Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [2] Faraz Khan (USA) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-4
[1] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt Allan Nuñez (MEX) 3-1: 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5
[3] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt Adrian Leanza (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-4
[5] Dylan Cunningham (USA) bt Marc ter Sluis (NED) 3-0: 14-12, 11-5, 11-5
[6] Mario Yanez (MEX) bt Edgar Ramirez Bautista (COL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-9

Quarter-finals
[1] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt [7] Reuben Phillips (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-9, 11-6
[3] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [8] Mark Broekman (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [5] Dylan Cunningham (USA) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
[6] Mario Yanez (MEX) bt Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-3, 11-4

Semi-finals
[3] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [1] Christopher Binnie (JAM) 3-2: 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 14-12, 11-1
[4] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [6] Mario Yanez (MEX) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-6

Final
[3] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [4] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) 3-2: 8-11, 11-5, 14-12, 9-11, 11-9

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