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Tuominen Tested In Dayton Opener

26 Jan 2008

Finland's fifth seed Olli Tuominen was taken the full distance on the opening day of the EBS Dayton Open before beating Egyptian qualifier Yasser El Halaby in five games in the 5-star PSA Tour squash event in Dayton, USA.

After losing the first two games, the flying Finn from Helsinki survived two further tie-break games to win 10-11 (0-2), 5-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-6, 11-10 (3-1).

Tuominen will now meet second seed Thierry Lincou after the Frenchman despatched Mexican Eric Galvez 11-4, 11-7, 11-4.

Lincou is expected to meet top seed David Palmer in the final. The former world number one from Australia earned his place in the quarter-finals by beating French qualifier Julien Balbo 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.

1st round:
[1] David Palmer (AUS) bt [Q] Julien Balbo (FRA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
[7] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [Q] Tarek Momen (EGY) 10-11 (0-2), 11-7, 11-3, 11-9
[3] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Robert McFadzean (USA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5
[8] Borja Golan (ESP) bt Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11-5, 11-2, 11-10 (2-0)
[6] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt Renan Lavigne (FRA) 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5
[4] Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt [Q] Julian Illingworth (USA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5
[5] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [Q] Yasser El Halaby (EGY) 10-11 (0-2), 5-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-6, 11-10 (3-1)
[2] Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt Eric Galvez (MEX) 11-4, 11-7, 11-4