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Miguel Rodriguez

XII Torneo Internacional: Rodriguez and Elias to Meet in Final For Second Successive Year

Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and Peru’s Diego Elias will meet in the final of the XII Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta for the second year in succession after they claimed respective semi-final wins over Mexican duo Cesar Salazar and Alfredo Avila in Guatemala.

Rodriguez, the defending champion, had beaten Salazar in four games during last week’s Allam British Open and the World No.9 repeated that scoreline at Sporta Guatemala, winning 11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5 to book a place in a 39th PSA final.

Elias, the World No.8, recovered from a game down to beat surprise semi-finalist Avila, winning 3-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10.

Avila had shocked No.4 seed Greg Lobban earlier on in the tournament and took a surprise one game lead against the Peruvian, but Elias recovered to come out on top in the end, and he will aim to avenge a 3-0 defeat to Rodriguez in last year’s title decider.

The final will take place on Sunday June 2 at 16:30 (GMT-6).

Results – Semi-Finals: 2019 XII Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta
[1] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt [3] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5
[2] Diego Elias (PER) bt Alfredo Avila (MEX) 3-1: 3-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10

Draw – Final
[1] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) v [2] Diego Elias (PER)

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