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PSA: Illingworth wins big in Vegas

Julian Illingworth (right) with his trophy
Julian Illingworth (right) with his trophy

Illingworth Hits Ten In Las Vegas

14 May 2013

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 Las Vegas Open, Las Vegas, USA

[1] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt [3] Zac Alexander (AUS) 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (55m)

US squash star Julian Illingworth scored the 10th PSA World Tour title of his career on home soil when he beat Australian Zac Alexander in the final of the Las Vegas Open, the PSA Challenger 10 event at Life Time Athletic inLas Vegas.

After retiring from last week’s Houston Open with food poisoning, the New York-based world No55 was back at his best again in the eighth event of the year in the new US Pro Squash Series – and did not drop a game throughout the tournament.

Illingworth defeated third seed Alexander – the 24-year-old from Queensland who is currently ranked ahead of the former US champion, at 48 in the world – 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 in 55 minutes.

The triumph marks the tenth title of Illingworth’s professional career – and extends his unbeaten record in PSA Tour finals to six wins since March 2011.

Next step on the US Pro Squash Series for Illingworth is the Chicago Open in October.

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