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Former World Champion Ramy Ashour was on hand to give out the prizes to Madeira winner Patrick Rooney (left) and runner-up Tom Ford

Weekend round-up: Rooney rules in Madeira

Patrick Rooney lived up to his top seed billing to defeat Tom Ford 3-1 in the all-English final of the International Tournament Madeira Island.

Rooney opened strongly, unsettling Ford´s smooth squash and took the first game 11-6. As expected, wildcard Ford responded and took advantage of a few unforced errors to level at 1-1.

The third game saw the players exchange the lead several times before Rooney took it 12-10. He then closed the final out with an 11-5 win in the fourth to take the title.

A delighted Rooney said: “I am really lost for words, feeling very emotional right now. I wanted to come here and do the best I could and I managed to win it. Really happy with how things worked out.

“I have been here a few times and I really enjoy coming to Madeira. It´s an event that I love. Everything is made real easy for the players by the organisation and I hope to come back next year”.

Result – International Tournament Madeira Island Final
[1] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Tom Ford (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5 (60m)

Third seed Diana Garcia caused something of an upset at the Copa Produbanco – PSA Quito Arrayanes Squash Open in Ecuador, beating top-seeded Canadian Nikki Todd to claim the title.

The Mexican came out on top in a see-saw battle before emerging a 3-2 victor courtesy of an 11-6 win in the fifth.

Result – Copa Produbanco – PSA Quito Arrayanes Squash Open Final
[3] Diana Garcia (MEX) bt [1] Nikki Todd (CAN) 3-2: 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 13-15, 11-6 (44m)

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