Ageless Corren breaks another record

The seemingly ageless Mike Corren broke yet another record on Sunday when he became the oldest man ever to win a title on the men’s Professional Squash Association world tour.

The 39-year-old beat Irishman Arthur Gaskin in four games to claim the City of Perth International, his 44th title on the PSA tour.

Corren won his first title in Hong Kong in 1996 and has been a regular winner ever since.

He has struggled in his previous two tournaments in Darwin and Alice Springs, but after surviving a first round scare against Andrew Fraser, he looked increasingly in control in Perth and saw off the dangerous Irishman in four games 12-10, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7.

Corren could add more trophies to his collection at his next two tournaments in his home state of South Australia, where he is once again top seed.

New Zealand’s rising star Megan Craig claimed the women’s crown when she beat Englishwoman Carrie Ramsey in straight games 11-5, 11-2, 11-3.

Craig earlier beat top seed and countrywoman Amanda Landers-Murphy in the semi-finals 11-6, 11-3, 5-11, 14-16, 11-5.

Men’s Semi-finals

1-Mike Corren (AUS) bt 4-Paul Coll (NZL) 7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-5

3-Arthur Gaskin (IRL) bt Matias Tuomi (FIN) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9

Final:

1-Mike Corren (AUS) bt 3-Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 12-10, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7

Women’s Semi-finals

3-Megan Craig (NZL) bt 1-Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-6, 11-3, 5-11, 14-16, 11-5

6-Carrie Ramsey (ENG) bt 7-Christine Nunn (AUS) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5

Final:

3-Megan Craig (NZL) bt 6-Carrie Ramsey (ENG) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3

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