Qualifier Coleman Crashes Into Edmonton Climax
2 Dec 12
English qualifier Ben Coleman produced a series of stunning displays in the ReidBuilt Homes Edmonton Open to claim a place in the final of the PSA Challenger 15 squash event in its fifth successive year at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, Canada.
The 21-year-old from Chelmsford in Essex made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals where he ousted Matthew Karwalski, the third-seeded Australian ranked more than 50 places higher.
Higher-ranked Zaman opened up a two-game lead in the semi - but courageous Coleman struck back to clinch a mighty 5-11, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-7 victory after 71 minutes.
The delighted Englishman tweeted later: "Couldn't be happier right about now!! That's why I love the sport so much! Into the final here in #Edmonton tomorrow, won 3-2!!"
Now in his third PSA Tour final - and looking for his maiden title - Coleman will face another unseeded opponent.
With two Tour title triumphs already this year, Le Roux is celebrating the 11th final of his career.
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Shaun le Roux (RSA) bt Dane Sharp (CAN) 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6 (85m)
Steven Finitsis (AUS) bt [Q] Declan James (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt  Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 11-3, 12-10, 11-3
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt  Zac Alexander (AUS) 8-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8
Shaun le Roux (RSA) bt Steven Finitsis (AUS) 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4 (88m)
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt Farhan Zaman (PAK) 5-11, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-7 (71m)