Schweertman wins Q-sourcing Trophy
Piedro Schweertman claimed the second PSA title of his career in convincing fashion today after seeing off the strong and spirited challenge of French prospect Lucas Serme in the final of the Q-sourcing Squash Trophy 2010.
The 26-year old Dutch favorite powered his way through to the climax of the satellite event in the Dutch city of Barendrecht without dropping a game, disposing of English duo Alex Ingham and Mark Fuller, as well as Egypt’s Ali Farag in straight games. 18-year old Serme at the other hand came through qualifying and three tough main draw matches against Andre Haschker (3-1), Rene Mijs (3-0) and Sebastiaan Weenink (3-2) to reach his maiden PSA final.
The final was played at a furious pace with Schweertman taking the early advantage. From half way the first, the young Serme steadied and matched his more experienced opponent shot for shot for the remainder of the match. However it was Schweertman who proved more decisive at the end of each game, eventually running away with a hard fought 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 victory.
Schweertman’ second ever PSA tournament win marks the third title success of a Dutch player in a week on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour, after both Laurens Jan Anjema and Dylan Bennett registered wins in respectively Canada and Peru earlier in the week. The 52,5 world ranking points will take the Dutchmen into the top-100 for the first time in his career in next month’s PSA World Ranking.