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Alan Clyne wins New Zealand International Squash Classic

Irish Open Alan Clyne 2012Alan Clyne clinched the New Zealand International Squash Classic title – but he had to survive one of the longest matches of his career to see off local hero Martin Knight in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 event.

“In front of a large crowd and being ‘streamed’ live around the world, Harrow’s Alan Clyne (pictured above) showed why he is number 33 in the world and one of the fittest players on tour, in an epic five-game victory,” said event spokesman Michael Williams.

Alan got off to a fast start, winning the 1st & a tie break 2nd game. However the New Zealand champion fought back to draw level and force the match into a decider. “The match had turned into a battle of attrition and had been going 75 minutes by the start of the fifth,”

Alan got off to a good start and at 2-0 up the next rally ultimately decided the match as both players traded blows up and down the backhand wall in a rally that seemed to last forever. It finally came to an end when Martin Knight lost patience and went for a shot from the back of the court that resulted in a tin.

Alan extended his lead to 6-1 before closing out the match 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6 after 91 minutes to collect the 5th Tour title of his career.

Many congratulations Alan.

To see how Greg Lobban and Kev Moran got to the final of the PSA Challenger 5 event at Coffs Harbour Squash Centre in N.S.W. Australia click here and scroll down

Greg Lobban makes the final of PSA World Tour North Coast Open

The event favourite Mike Corren played second seed Greg Lobban in the final of the PSA World Tour North Coast and won the final 3-0

“Wins/numbers do not matter,” concluded Mike the world No72. “It is just the chance to be involved in this great game that is the positive!”

Final:

[1] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [2] Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (35m)

Semi-finals:

[1] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [4] Joshua Larkin (AUS) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (31m)

[2] Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [3] Kevin Moran (SCO) 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 (65m)

Great result Greg – congratulations from all back home

Greg and Kev

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