Grant Captures COAS Crown In Islamabad
30 Mar 2007
Englishman Adrian Grant has continued his 'squash love affair' with Pakistan today by winning the COAS International at Mushaf Squash Complex in the capital city Islamabad - his fourth PSA Tour title in the country over the past three years.
But the top-seeded left-hander from London twice had to fight back from behind before clinching his 4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 victory over Malaysia's No2 seed Ong Beng Hee in a 71-minute marathon.
Grant received the Chief of the Army Staff International trophy from Lt Gen (Ret.) Zarrar Azim, President of the Punjab Squash Association. Also present during the final ceremony were Air Vice Marshal Inam Ullah Khan, Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Squash Federation, and Mr Shahryar Ahmed, President & CEO of the Askari Bank.
The England junior and senior international enjoyed his first PSA Tour success in Pakistan when he first won the COAS International in February 2004. The following year, again in Islamabad, Grant claimed the CAS International crown - and, in September last year in Karachi, he added the CNS International trophy to his collection.
The 2007 COAS International brings Grant's career Tour haul to 13 PSA titles from 17 finals since 1999. He now shares the lead, with Bradley Ball, as the Englishman with the most titles on the current Tour.