Tertius Raubenheimer defeated Ricky Weisskopf 11-9, 11-7, 11-4 to win the Pro Squash Tour’s Buffalo Wild Wings Open, August 25, 2013, at the Westchester Squash Club in Mamaroneck, NY.
The win gave Raubenheimer his first PST tournament victory and it couldn't have happened in a better place. Raubenheimer is a teaching pro at the Westchester Squash Club. Raubenheimer moved from South Africa to the United States in 2008. He currently lives in Pelham and coaches the Bronxville School squash teams. Weisskopf is a four-time national champion of El Salvador who has coached in Greenwich, Conn. He currently lives in Manhattan. The pace of play in the finals was high throughout, but Raubenheimer was more assertive and established himself quickly. He also appeared very comfortable on his home court.
Earlier in the day, Ned Marks of New York City narrowly edged Rob Wilkins of Wales in the third place match. Game scores were 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9. Both players moved well around each other during the nearly hour long match. Marks, originally from Greenwich, Conn, was one of PST’s top eight players in the 2011-12 season. Wilkins, a former member of the Wales National Team, currently coaches in Stamford, Conn.
"Both matches were well played today," said PST Commissioner and CEO Joe McManus. "I liked the energy on court, and the level of sportsmanship. It's a great beginning to our season."
The pro tournament was held in conjunction with an amateur tournament sanctioned by US Squash. The Westchester Squash Club has an active and growing junior community of squash players. For more information about the club, visit www.WestchesterSquash.com.
Founded in 2009, the U.S. - based Pro Squash Tour hosts tournaments in North America and Asia. Players from around the world compete to earn points and prize money at each tour stop of the season with the hope of qualifying for the PST World Championship in May. Over 150 years old, squash is played by an estimated 20 million people across the globe. For more information, visit www.ProSquashTour.net.