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Perrin Powers Through In Argentina

1 May 2010

Frenchman Yann Perrin claimed an unexpected place in the last four of the Tortugas Open after upsetting third seed Rafael F Alarcon in the quarter-finals of the $18,750 PSA World Tour squash event at Tortugas Country Club in Tortuguitas, Argentina.

The 24-year-old fourth seed, ranked 29 places below Alarcon, beat the Brazilian 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10 in 73 minutes - and will now face his third successive South American opponent in the event for a place in the final.

Perrin meets top seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the world No32 from Colombia who despatched Englishman Jaymie Haycocks, the No8 seed, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5.

An all-USA battle at the bottom of the draw saw six-time US champion Julian Illingworth prevail 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 over seventh seed Christopher Gordon.

The No2 seed from New York now lines up against fourth seed Eric Galvez following the Mexican's 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 victory over sixth-seeded Colombian Bernardo Samper.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [5] Yann Perrin (FRA)
[2] Julian Illingworth (USA) v [4] Eric Galvez (MEX)

1st round:
[1] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt Manoel Pereira (BRA) 11-3, 14-12, 11-7 (36m)
[8] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Nahuel Hernan Ramos (ARG) 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 (20m)
[3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) bt [Q] Alfredo Avila (MEX) 11-6, 11-13, 11-4, 11-5 (42m)
[5] Yann Perrin (FRA) bt Esteban Casarino (PAR) 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (38m)
[6] Bernardo Samper (COL) bt [Q] Hernan D'Arcangelo (ARG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 (40m)
[4] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [Q] Miled Zarazua (MEX) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 (35m)
[7] Christopher Gordon (USA) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 6-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 (50m)
[2] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt Tyler Hamilton (CAN) 11-0, 11-7, 11-6 (30m)
Quarter-finals:
[1] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [8] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (30m)
[5] Yann Perrin (FRA) bt [3] Rafael F Alarcon (BRA) 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10 (73m)
[4] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [6] Bernardo Samper (COL) 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (38m)
[2] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt [7] Christopher Gordon (USA) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 (32m)