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Mahesh Mangaonkar with the Sekisui Open title

Weekend RoundUp: Cardenas, Mangaonkar & Villard all Claim Titles

Mexico’s World No.93 Leonel Cardenas, India’s World No.61 Mahesh Mangaonkar and France’s World No.59 Enora Villard all claimed PSA Challenger titles over the weekend as a handful of events came to an end.

Top seed Mangaonkar overcame Spain’s World No.85 Bernat Jaume in the final of the Sekisui Open to claim his eighth PSA title of his career.

The Indian took the first game before Spaniard Jaume fought back to level the scores in the second, however, Mangaonkar came strong to close out the win by an 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5 margin in 48 minutes.

Elsewhere, Mexico’s Cardenas defeated number two seed Argentina’s Robertino Pezzota in the final of the Tour de las Americas – Resistencia Open as he picked up his third title of 2019.

The Mexican took a two-game lead before Pezzota battled back to level the scores in the third and fourth to push the match to a tense decider. However it was the 19-year-old from Tlalnepantla who was able to claim the title with a 13-11, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9 victory to clinch his sixth PSA title.

At the Open International des Volcans it all went to seeding as number one seed Villard and number two seed Ineta Mackevica went head-to-head for the PSA Challenger Tour title.

It was the higher seeded player that came out on top, however, as she completed an 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 victory to win her second PSA title.

Tour de las Americas – Resistencia Open
[4] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bt [2] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) 3-2: 13-11, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9

Sekisui Open
[1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt [3] Bernat Jaume (ESP) 3-1: 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5 (48m)

Open International des Volcans
[1] Enora Villard (FRA) bt [2] Ineta Mackevica (LAT) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-8

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