Americans Michael Gough (75+) and Natalie Grainger (35+) advanced to their respective World Masters finals Wednesday at the Hong Kong Squash Center.
Gough, the Atlanta-based [3/4] seed, continued his run of three-game victories against top-seeded Welshman Brian Phillips 11-7, 11-7, 11-7, to reach the final. Gough’s final opponent is English [5/8] seed Malcolm Gilham who upset second-seeded New Zealander Barry Gardiner in the semifinals.
Former world No. 1 and 2013 U.S. Champion Natalie Grainger is on course for her first World Masters title and, like Gough, has yet to drop a game in the tournament. South African [3/4] seed Farrah Fenner provided top-seeded Grainger with her toughest test yet, however, as Grainger edged past Fenner 11-6, 12-10, 11-9. Second-seeded Australian Melissa Martin will contest the final against Grainger having defeated South African [3/4] seed Samantha Herbert 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 in the semis.
Players in consolation draws include Paul Ansdell (45+), Tom Burns (55+), Will Carlin (50+), Ewan Copeland (65+), Dulio Costa (55+), Jen Gabler (50+), Naveen Garg (45+), Richard Hankinson (75+), Deb Hodes (55+), Julie Kessler (45+), Curt Kohlberg (55+), Andre Maur (45+), Ed Montanye (50+), Tom Rumpler (60+), Thomas Seale (55+) and Ken Stillman (65+).
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