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Hanson Wins Third Career PSA Title on Prince Edward Island

Hanson (center, left) with finalists Yanez (center, right) and tournament organizers.

U.S. champion Chris Hanson earned his third career PSA Tour title this weekend, pulling off a perfect tournament to claim the Vogue Optical Atlantic Squash Championship title on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

Hanson progressed to the final courtesy of three, 3-0 victories to set up a final against Rochester graduate Mario Yanez. Yanez, who entered the draw unseeded, made a surprise run to the final including a semifinal upset over two seed Nick Sachvie.

In the final, it was the Dartmouth graduate who completed the tournament without dropping a game, defeating Yanez 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 in thirty-four minutes.

The victory marks Hanson’s third career $5,000 title, and second this season following up the Boston Open title in December.

The two-time S.L. Green U.S. men’s champion continues his season next month at the CAC Squash Open in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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