Northumbria Open 2014 – Finals
A Final: Jamie Todd 3-2 Dan Wareing 11/8, 11/5, 9/11, 7/11, 11/5 (60m)
WSA/BSPA Women’s Final:
 Tory Temple-Murray (Eng) 3-1  Carrie Ramsey (Eng) 11/2, 11/4, 12/14, 11/8 (48m)
PSA Men’s Final:
 Shaun Le Roux (Rsa) 3-1  Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) 11/7, 11/8, 7/11, 11/3 (56m)
Temple-Murray and Le Roux notch up Northumbria titles
After the graded event finals it was on to the main attractions at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond, first up the WSA/BSPA women’s final, between two former European Junior Champions.
Second seed Tory Temple-Murray was off to a flying start, 10/0 up before top seed Carrie Ramsey got a look in. Tory took the opener 11/2 and a 5/0 lead in the second helped her to take a two game lead 11/4.
Carrie came back into it in the third, which went point for point to 9-all. Carrie had the first game ball opportunity, Tory had one match ball at 11-10, but Carrie reduced the deficit 14/12 much to her own relief.
A decider looked on the cards as Carrie led 6/3 in the fourth, but now it was Tory’s turn to regroup as she powered through to 10/7, taking the title 11/8 on a stroke.
“She was giving me lots of shots to volley in the first two games and I was just loving it,” said Tory. “She really tightened up after that though and it was pretty tough, I was glad to finish it in four.”
The men’s final also saw one player get off to a good start, this time it was the top seed who established an early lead, Shaun Le Roux leading 10/3 before Mahesh Mangoankar pulled a few points back, but Le Roux took the lead 11/7.
The young Indian was making it tough though, and even though Le Roux opened up an advantage in the second, taking it 11/8, he was having to work hard.
From 7 all in the third Mangaonkar put in some crisp winners to reduce the deficit 11/7, but Le Roux was quickly back on top in the fourth, taking a 7/1 lead and closing out 11/3 to take the title in just under the hour mark.
”I got a good start but he fought back well,” said Le Roux, after claiming his ninth PSA title. “I managed to get in front again in the fourth, I think he was feeling the effects of last night’s long match.”
”“I enjoy playing here and it’s good to see this event becoming a full PSA tournament, I hope it continues to grow year on year.”
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