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Seeds Advance to Vegas Semis

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Harrity (L) and Illingworth (R) contested the 2014 S.L. Green final, in which Illingworth claimed his ninth national title.

Harrity (L) and Illingworth (R) contested the 2014 S.L. Green final, in which Illingworth claimed his ninth national title.

All four seeds advanced to the $10,000 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Las Vegas Open semifinals Friday evening at Life Time Athletic.

The one and two seeds Cesar Salazar and Campbell Grayson both crecovered from losing the first game to win the match in four games.

In the eleventh PSA encounter of their career, nine-time U.S. champion Julian Illingworth defeated Canadian world No. 71 Shawn Delierre 11-9, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9.

Illingworth is the only American standing after Mexican world No. 58 Alfredo Avila withstood a comeback by American world No. 88 Todd Harrity to advance in five games, 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-5.

Quarterfinals – May 23:
[1] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [7] Zac Alexander (AUS) 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
[3] Julian Illingworth (USA) bt [6] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-9, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9
[4] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt Todd Harrity (USA) 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-5
[2] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Muhd Asyraf Azan (MAS) 9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8.

Semifinals – May 24
[1] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v [3] Julian Illingworth (USA)
[2] Campbell Grayson (NZL) v [4] Alfredo Avila (MEX)

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