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Charlottesville Open 2015

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Qualifying
Main Draw
Results
  • Main Draw
    16 - 19 Sep
  • Venue
    Charlottesville, United States
  • Prize
    $35,000 (m)

Overview

Second seed Stephen Coppinger claimed his first PSA World Tour title of 2015 with an assured 3-1 victory over Ryan Cuskelly in the final of the Charlottesville Open, PSA M35 event.

The South African came into the final on the back of commanding triumphs against both Alan Clyne and Campbell Grayson in the quarter-final and semi-final stages, respectively while Cuskelly dispatched compatriot Cameron Pilley in five before moving on to defeat Ali Farag.

Coppinger started the stronger of the two with a number of controlled rallies going in the World No.14’s favour. 30-year-old Coppinger took the opening game but a resurgent Cuskelly fought back to level proceedings after winning the second.

Game number three was a high-octane affair with both players treating spectators at the McArthur Squash Center to some sumptuous squash. Coppinger’s patient style contrasted with Cuskelly’s all-action display but it was the experienced Coppinger who went a game ahead.

With Cuskelly on the ropes, Coppinger kept up a composed game plan to complete an 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3 triumph and lift his ninth career PSA World Tour title.

“I’m very happy with my week in Charlottesville,” said Coppinger.

“Ryan has also been playing great squash and made it very difficult in the final. Thankfully I had a bit more left in the tank and was able to pull away in the end. I want to give a huge thanks to everyone, especially the crazy South Africans, my family included, who stayed up until the early hours to follow on the live streaming.”

Result – Final: Charlottesville Open 2015
[2] Stephen Coppinger (RSA) bt [8] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 3-1: 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3

Top Seeds

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K. Gawad (2)
2
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S. Coppinger (20)
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C. Pilley (18)
4
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A. Walker (83)
5
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T. Richards (37)
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C. Salazar (21)
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A. Clyne (26)
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R. Cuskelly (14)
Round 1
Final round

Round 1

Final round

Round 1
Quarter final
Semi final
Final

Round 1

Quarter final

Semi final

Final

Final Sat, 19th September 2015

Semi final Fri, 18th September 2015

Quarter final Thu, 17th September 2015

Round 1 Wed, 16th September 2015

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