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Pashley & Struthers Stride Into Saskatchewan Quarters

23 Mar 2007

Qualifiers Josh Struthers and Tom Pashley powered through to the quarter-finals of the Saskatchewan Open after causing significant seeding upsets in the PSA Tour event at Regina Court & Fitness Club in Regina, Canada.

Struthers set up an all-Canadian quarter when he beat compatriot Patrick Bedore, the No7 seed, 11-5, 11-8, 11-3 in 23 minutes. The 29-year-old from Winnipeg will now face Ian Power, the 30-year-old fourth seed from Montreal who also despatched a fellow Canadian with his 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 victory over Matthew Serediak, a local Saskatchewan player in his first year on the PSA Tour.

Tom Pashley gave himself a confidence booster ahead of his England selection for next month's European Junior Championships in Belgium with an 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 win over compatriot Neil Hitchens, the No8 seed.

The 18-year-old from Sussex will now face second seed Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira after the Mexican battled for 37 minutes to overcome Welsh qualifier Scott Fitzgerald 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-10 (6-4).

1st round:
[1] Bernardo Samper (COL) bt [Q] Andrew McDougall (CAN) 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 (23m)
[5] Darren Lewis (ENG) bt Keith Pritchard (CAN) 11-7, 11-1, 11-3 (25m)
[3] Laurent Elriani (FRA) bt Michal Reid (CAN) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (38m)
[6] Rob Sutherland (WAL) bt Armando Olguin (MEX) 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 (22m)
[Q] Josh Struthers (CAN) bt [7] Patrick Bedore (CAN) 11-5, 11-8, 11-3 (23m)
[4] Ian Power (CAN) bt Matthew Serediak (CAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (32m)
[Q] Tom Pashley (ENG) bt [8] Neil Hitchens (ENG) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 (38m)
[2] Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) bt [Q] Scott Fitzgerald (WAL) 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-10 (6-4) (37m)