PSL SQUASH Exeter Diamonds into play-off semis

Premier Squash League supported by Dunlop SportExeter Diamonds are through to the Premier Squash League play-off semi finals for a second successive season after finishing runners-up to defending PSL champions Surrey Health & Racquets in group B.

Diamonds - sponsored by Michael Spiers Exclusive Jewellery - visit group A champions Duffield in next Tuesday’s semi-finals while Surrey host group A runners-up Chapel Allerton.

Exeter will again seek to claim a place in their first PSL final while Duffield - champions in 1998, 2006 and 2007 - will be marking their eighth semi-final appearance in the past nine seasons.

Diamonds signed off with a 3-2 home defeat by third placed Chichester despite wins for Tim Vail and Finnish number one Olli Tuominen at two and four.

Chichester clinched victory in a nip and tuck tie when Jonathan Kemp produced an impressive four-game upset over Dutchman and Diamonds number one Laurens Jan Anjema, the world No16.

UWE/elitesquash Bristol ended the season on a high and in fourth spot following a crucial 5-0 win at St George’s Hill.

Bristol’s victory meant they edged over the Hill on ties won.

Top side Surrey won 4-1 at basement side Winchester.

Exeter Diamonds 2 Chichester 3

Laurens Jan Anjema lost to Jonathan Kemp 11-3, 9-11, 10-12, 6-11 (44m)
Olli Tuominen bt Rex Hedrick 11-9, 1-11, 11-7, 11-7 (61m)
Joey Barrington lost to Robbie Temple 7-11, 8-11, 8-11 (36m)
Tim Vail bt Miles Jenkins 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 (25m)
Aisling Blake lost to Lauren Briggs 11-4, 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 8-11 (60m)

St George's Hill 0 UWE/elitesquash Bristol 5 

Henrik Mustonen lost to Lucas Serme 4-11, 7-11, 6-11
Alex Ingham lost to David Evans 11-7, 6-11, 5-11, 6-11
Reuben Phillips lost to Tom Ford 11-9, 4-11, 5-11, 8-11
James Simpson lost to Michael Harris 6-11, 9-11, 0-11
Dominique Lloyd-Walter lost to Tesni Evans 11-4, 11-4, 2-11, 4-11, 5-11

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