Iker Pajares Bernabeu wins PSA Jersey Squash Open

May 06 2017

Iker Pajares Bernabeu of Spain defeated Jaymie Haycocks of England 9-11 11-2 11-3 11-3 to win the 2017 Jersey Squash Open & claim a second successive Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour title since joining UNSQUASHABLE.

The top seeded Spaniard defeated Haycocks, 12 years his senior, the Englishman had survived three five-game wins on the way to the final. However, Haycocks showed no signs of fatigue as he claimed the first game 11-9. Iker Pajares Bernabeu regrouped to take charge from the beginning of the second game, playing determined squash at a relentless pace to which his opponent had no answer. Iker seized the initiative to claim the next three games for the loss of only a handful of points.

“I’m over the moon to win a second title this month,” said Iker Pajares Bernabeu who has now won both PSA World Tour titles he has contested since joining UNSQUASHABLE.

“I knew I had to make it hard for Jaymie at the start, he had a lot of squash in his legs. After losing the first I really focused, tried to play fast & low, & felt very confident in my game & my shots. Now it’s time for a rest before my next tournament in Switzerland. It’s been a great event, thanks to Nick Taylor, Jersey Squash & all the sponsors for putting it on - Jersey, the Club, the Tournament, everything was perfect & I’ll be back!”