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Hopkin Captures Caboolture Crown

17 Nov 2014

Matthew Hopkin became the first home winner of the Caboolture Open for three years when he beat Argentina's Leandro Romiglio in the final of the PSA Challenger 5 squash event in its fifth year at the Caboolture Squash and Fitness Centre in Caboolture, Australia.

The sixth seed from Brisbane made his breakthrough in the quarter-finals where he ousted top seed Gonzalo Miranda, recovering from two games down to beat the Argentinean in five games.

It was in the semi-finals that fifth seed Romiglio upset the form book when he overcame fellow countryman Robertino Pezzota, the No.2 seed.

Both players were celebrating the third PSA World Tour finals of their careers - but the 23-year-old Australian denied Romiglio his first ever title when he triumphed 11-7, 11-7, 3-11, 11-7.

The win marks the second Tour title of Hopkins' career - and his second this year on home soil.

[6] Matthew Hopkin (AUS) bt [5] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 11-7, 11-7, 3-11, 11-7