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Delierre Pushes Through To Rhode Island Semis

20 Nov 2010

Unseeded Canadian Shawn Delierre will contest the semi-finals of the Rhodysquash RI Open after overcoming Australia's Wade Johnstone in the quarter-finals of the $10,000 PSA World Tour squash event at St George's School in Rhode Island, USA.

But the 28-year-old from Montreal made his breakthrough in the opening round where he ousted sixth-seeded Irishman John Rooney in straight games.

Johnstone also made it through to the last eight after the biggest first round upset - a four-game win over local hero Gilly Lane, the No2 seed from the USA, in a 75-mnute marathon.

Delierre had the upper hand in the quarter-finals, however, beating the US-based 29-year-old from Perth 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in 52 minutes.

The Canadian will now meet fourth seed Cesar Salazar for a place in the final. The 22-year-old Mexican beat England's No7 seed Shaun le Roux 11-6, 11-9, 11-5.

Event favourite Julian Illingworth made it through to the semis with an 11-5, 14-12, 11-3 victory over eighth seed Jaymie Haycocks.

The 26-year-old world No34 from New York will now line up against a second Englishman Adrian Waller after the third seed beat fifth-seeded Mexican Eric Galvez 12-10, 11-6, 11-4.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Julian Illingworth (USA) v [3] Adrian Waller (ENG)
Shawn Delierre (CAN) v [4] Cesar Salazar (MEX)

1st round:
[1] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt Graham Bassett (USA) 14-12, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8 (55m)
[8] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10 (60m)
[3] Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 12-10, 11-7, 11-2 (50m)
[5] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt Karim AGA Samy (EGY) 11-8, 11-3, 11-2 (30m)
[7] Shaun le Roux (ENG) bt Fabien Verseille (FRA) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (45m)
[4] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Kamran Khan (MAS) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7 (75m)
Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [6] John Rooney (IRL) 11-1, 11-7, 11-5 (50m)
Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt [2] Gilly Lane (USA) 7-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-9 (75m)
Quarter-finals:
[1] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt [8] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-5, 14-12, 11-3 (47m)
[3] Adrian Waller (ENG) bt [5] Eric Galvez (MEX) 12-10, 11-6, 11-4 (38m)
[4] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [7] Shaun le Roux (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 (45m)
Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Wade Johnstone (AUS) 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (52m)