ERIC GALVEZ WINS BC OPEN

Both players had tough 80-minute matches in the semi-finals, and were still feeling the effects from the night before. 
 
But it was the 25-year-old from Puebla who came out the stronger as Galvez, ranked 40 in the world, upset world No.22 Razik.
 
"For a few moments in the first and second games, it was looking like Eric was feeling the effects of his long 88 minute semi-final match - showing a little emotion at a few referee calls," explained tournament director Barry Gifford. "But he kept his composure and it was Razik who finally gave in to the fatigue."
 
Razik, who had been out of action for most of the summer due to a leg injury, said: "He simply had more in the tank than I did today. The semi took a lot more out of me than I expected and I just couldn't keep up.
 
"Still it was my best tournament since September, but I would have really liked to win at home," added the 31-year-old from Toronto.
 
Semi-finals:
[1] Shahier Razik (CAN) bt [7] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 11-8, 11-8, 11-13, 11-9
[2] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [6] Chris Simpson (ENG) 12-14, 11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7
 
 
Quarter-finals:
[1] Shahier Razik (CAN) bt [Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-6, 11-3, 11-5
[7] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [3] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-7, 11-6, 11-1
[6] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Jens Schoor (GER) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
[2] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt John Rooney (IRL) 12-10, 11-7, 11-4
 
1st round:
[1] Shahier Razik (CAN) bt Justin Todd (CAN) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6
[Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [8] Robin Clarke (CAN) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
[3] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [Q] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9
[7] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [Q] Eddie Charlton (ENG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-6
[6] Chris Simpson (ENG) bt James Snell (ENG) 11-5, 11-2, 11-1
Jens Schoor (GER) bt [4] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13
John Rooney (IRL) bt [5] Jesse Engelbrecht (RSA) 11-3 ret.
[2] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [Q] Matthew Serediak (CAN) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4

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BC Open, Richmond, BC, Canada
Final:
[2] Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [1] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
 
Second-seeded Mexican Eric Galvez shocked local favourite Shahier Razik, winning 11-8 11-7 11-6 in the final of the BC Open to secure the inaugural $15,000 PSA Tour title at Sport Central in Richmond, Canada.