Sri Lanka's Ravindu Laksiri Wins City Of Kalgoorlie Boulder Golden Open Crown

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette)

Sri Lanka's Ravindu Laksiri claimed the City of Kalgoorlie – Boulder Golden Open crown, beating top seed Joseph White in the (squash) final this weekend.

Laksiri came into the Challenger 3 level competition as the tournament's No.2 seed and due to the 16-man draw not being filled, the Sri Lankan received a bye through the opening day's action.

He then played twice on the second day, winning both his quarter final and semi-final contest to reach the final on Sunday. He started with a four-game victory over Australia's Tate Zak Norris, regrouping after losing the second game of that contest to win 3-1.

The Sri Lankan then took on Mike Corren, the tournament's No.4 seed, in the semis. This time, he went two games to the good, before seeing Corren fight back to win the third 11-7. Laksiri regrouped once more, winning the fourth to advance to the final.

The final saw him face off against top seed Joseph White, who was in good form after winning the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland/Oceania Open last month.

He looked in a good position to make it back-to-back wins on Tour, going 2-1 after losing the opening game on a tie-break 14-12. Laksiri fought back through, to win the fourth game 11-8, before then taking the deciding fifth game 11-7 to claim his second win of the season. (Courtesy PSA World Tour)


Colombo Gazette

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