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Miguel Rodriguez back to defend Guatemala title

Miguel Rodriguez is back to defend his Guatemala title

Diego Elias seeded to meet him in final again
By ELLIE MAWSON

Colombia’s World No.7 Miguel Rodriguez will headline the XII Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta when the PSA Bronze tournament takes place from May 29 to June 2 in Guatemala.

Defending champion Rodriguez will be back in action at this season’s tournament after claiming last year’s title, when he defeated Peru’s Diego Elias in the final.

The Colombian enjoyed a formidable month in May last year when he claimed the prestigious 2018 British Open title, before going on to claim his second successive PSA title at the Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional PSA.

This year will see another stellar line-up with Peru’s World No.9 Elias looking to go one step further than last year, with Mexican twins Cesar and Arturo Salazar, and Scotland’s Greg Lobban, all aiming to do well.

They will face tough competition from the likes of Egyptian trio Karim El Hammamy, Mazen Gamal, Mohamed ElSherbini, United States’ Chris Hanson and Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann.

Meanwhile, home interest comes in the form of World No.122 Josue Enriguez, who was born in Guatemala City and will hope to produce a strong showing at his home event. 

Miguel Rodriguez and Diego Elias pictured before last year’s final in Guatemala

Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta, May 29- June 2, Guatemala City.

Entry List:

Miguel Rodriguez (COL)
Diego Elias (PER)
Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Greg Lobban (SCO)
Arturo Salazar (MEX)
Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
Mazen Gamal (EGY)
Chris Hanson (USA)
Dimitri Steinmann (SUI)
Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)
Alfredo Avila (MEX)
Victor Crouin (FRA)
Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
Auguste Dussourd (FRA)
Christopher Gordon (USA)
Rui Soares (POR)
Mario Yanez (MEX)
Michael McCue (CAN)
Jesus Camacho (MEX)
Martin Svec (CZE)
Juna Camilo Vargas (COL)
David Baillargeon (CAN)
Josue Enriquez (GUA)
Robert Downer (ENG) 

Pictures courtesy of PSA 

 

Posted on April 28, 2019

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