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Lwamba Chileshe in action in Morrinsville

Morrinsville Open: Lwamba Chileshe Wins Brotherly Battle

Top seed, and World No.152, Lwamba Chileshe has won the Morrinsville Open in Waikato, New Zealand, after defeated younger brother Temwa in the final.

The event, like most currently happening on the PSA Challenger Tour, had entry restrictions, with only those hailing from Australia or New Zealand being allowed to enter the Challenger 5 level event.

In the end, it came down to two brothers, in Lwamba and Temwa Chileshe, to fight it out for the title, after the latter, the No.4 seed, had taken out No.2 seed, and Henderson Rochelle Hobbs Open finalist, Joel Arscott, in the last four.

Despite having spent longer on court in the semi-finals, 20-year-old Temwa took the lead in both of the opening two games, but he was pegged back by the 21-year-old Lwamba, who won both of them.

The younger sibling, who sits 85 places below his brother in the World Rankings, then held on to his lead in the third game to push the match on, but Lwamba held on in the fourth to claim the victory, his first on the Challenger Tour.

Results: Morrinsville Open
Final
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [4] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) 3-1: 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7

Semi-Finals
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [3] Zac Millar (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
[4] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [2] Joel Arscott (NZL) 3-2: 11-8, 9-11, 3-11, 11-5, 11-4

Quarter-Finals
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt [8] Finn Trimble (NZL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-3
[3] Zac Millar (NZL) bt Gabe Yam (NZL) 3-0: 12-10, 11-8, 11-8
[4] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt [7] Mason Smales (NZL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 11-2
[2] Joel Arscott (NZL) bt [5] William Connelly (NZL) 3-0: 8-11, 11-1, 11-3, 11-5

Round One
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) bt Angus MacDonald (NZL) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-7
[8] Finn Trimble (NZL) bt Jonathan Cheeseman (NZL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 11-6
Gabe Yam (NZL) bt [6] Glenn Templeton (NZL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-1
[3] Zac Millar (NZL) bt Hayneesh Siveshearn (NZL) 3-1: 11-7, 11-13, 11-3, 11-1
[4] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt Michael Shelton Agar (NZL) 3-1: 8-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6
[7] Mason Smales (NZL) bt Brian George (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-4
[5] William Donnelly (NZL) bt Benjamin Adams (NZL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Joel Arscott (NZL) b Ben Calvert (NZL) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-4

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