Corren collects #43 in Christchurch

Prolific South Australian Mike Corren notched up yet another PSA title with a hard-fought victory in the final of the Doubledot Media Christchurch Boys School Open in New Zealand.

Top seed Corren prevailed in a hard-fought encounter against second seeded Kiwi Evan Williams that went the full distance.

PSA $5k Doubledot Media Christchurch Boys High School Open, Final:

[1] Mike Corren (Aus) bt [2] Evan Williams (Nzl) 8/11, 11/6, 11/7, 3/11, 12/10 (82m)

Williams got off to a flying start being up 7/1 in the first game before Corren fought back to square it 7/7 but Williams steadied to win first game. The next two games went to Corren with Williams making a few errors on the crucial points. Williams then fought back strongly and took a commanding lead of 6/2 in the fourthth, Corren wasn’t able to close the gap and Williams took that game quite easily 11/3 to take it to a final game decider.

The fifth was a battle all the way with a number of long rallies and let calls. Corren had match ball at 10-9 but a no let tied the game right up at 10-10. Corren managed to take the victory with the next two points, a stroke call ending the match at 12/10.

The victory marks 38-year-old Corren’s 43rd PSA title in 61 final appearances (out of 112 events played!), and his sixth success in 2012.

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