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Anjema & Pilley In Bethesda Final

3 Feb 2008

Laurens Jan Anjema and Cameron Pilley will meet in the final of the National Capital Open in the US state of Maryland, but the top two seeds achieved their anticipated places in the climax of the inaugural 2 Star PSA Tour squash event in Bethesda in contrasting styles.

Second seed Pilley faced compatriot Aaron Frankcomb, the third seed from Hobart in Tasmania. The 25-year-old from New South Wales battled to an 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 victory to reach the 20th PSA Tour final of his career without dropping a game in the tournament.

But despite winning the first two games of his semi-final against fourth seed Liam Kenny, Anjema lost his focus as Irishman Kenny upped his game to draw level. The 25-year-old Dutchman, however, regained his focus in the decider to take the match 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 10-11 (0-2), 11-3 and earn his 17th Tour final appearance.

Semi-finals:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [4] Liam Kenny (IRL) 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 10-11 (0-2), 11-3
[2] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [3] Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8