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Mixed Success For Salazars In Atlanta

15 May 2009

There were mixed fortunes for Mexican twins Cesar Salazar and Arturo Salazar in the quarter-finals of the Atlanta Open when only Cesar, a qualifier, prevailed to make it through to the last four of the $10,000 PSA Tour squash event at the Concourse Athletic Club in Atlanta, USA.

The 21-year-old from San Luis Potosi, ranked 91 in the world, needed only three games to upset compatriot Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira, the fourth seed, 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 to set up an all-Mexican semi against Eric Galvez, the defending champion.

The second-seeded world No36 also came through in straight games, beating Malaysia's fifth seed Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan 11-6, 11-8, 11-7.

Meanwhile Arturo, who was seeded to reach the semis, crashed out 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 to Australia's Ryan Cuskelly.

World No64 Cuskelly, the New York-based sixth seed from New South Wales, will now face top seed Jonathan Kemp after the Englishman cruised to an 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 win over Pakistan's No7 seed Shahid Zaman.

Quarter-finals:
[1] Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt [7] Shahid Zaman (PAK) 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
[6] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-8
[Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [4] Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3
[2] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [5] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7