Gaskin Survives Charlottesville Challenge

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 ilex construction Charlottesville Challenger, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt Clinton Leeuw (RSA) 11-7, 11-9, 2-11, 11-9
Charles Sharpes (ENG) bt Paul Coll (NZL) 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10
Arthur Gaskin (IRL) bt [4] Dane Sharp (CAN) 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
Martin Knight (NZL) bt Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3
Irishman Arthur Gaskin grabbed an unexpected place in the semi-finals of the ilex construction Charlottesville Challenger after upsetting fourth seed Dane Sharp in the inaugural PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia.
The unseeded 28-year-old from Dublin came from two games down to beat Sharp, ranked 12 places higher in the world, 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5.
Gaskin now faces Martin Knight, the No2 seed from New Zealand who ended Pakistani Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari‘s run, beating the 17-year-old 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3.
Qatari teenager Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi continued his mighty run by beating South Africa’s Clinton Leeuw 11-7, 11-9, 2-11, 11-9.
The 18-year-old from Doha, who produced a major first round shock when he ousted top seed Julian Illingworth, now takes on third seed Charles Sharpes after the Englishman defeated Kiwi Paul Coll 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10.
Semi-final line-up:
Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v [3] Charles Sharpes (ENG)
Martin Knight (NZL) v Arthur Gaskin (IRL)
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