Nottingham and Leicester through to PSL Final
After ten rounds of League matches, the top two teams in each division contested the semi-finals.
Division A winners Nottingham, who reached the PSL playoffs for the first time since 2012 after narrowly missing out a number of times, were at home to Chichester, long-time leaders of Division B before a late run from reigning champions Surrey.
The visitors took the lead as Nele Gilis beat Millie Tomlinson, but Nottingham’s middle order of Richie Fallows, Declan James – coming from 1-2 down to beat Olly Pett – and Nicolas Mueller all won to secure a first final for Nottingham.
Seven-time champions Surrey, who have appeared in the semi-finals in every PSL season, were at home to Leicester in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.
In a mirror image of the other semi-final, the home side took the lead as Alison Waters beat Rachael Chadwick, but wins from the visitors’ Mark Fuller, Alan Clyne and Daryl Selby – with a five-game win in the top string – secured a place in the final for Leicester.
In the final matches Nick Matthew beat Paul Coll to make it 4-1 to Nottingham, while Nafiizwan Adnan took Leicester to a 4-1 win.
The final is on Tue 30th May at the National Squash Centre in Manchester – tickets are on sale now
PSL Semi-Finals, Tue 9th May 2017
MB Nottingham / University 4-1 Team Chichester
Nick Matthew 3-0 Paul Coll 11-9, 11-7, 11-6
Nicolas Mueller 3-0 Nathan Lake 11-6, 11-8, 11-4
Declan James 3-2 Olly Pett 11-5, 5-11, 4-11, 11-1, 11-7
Richie Fallows 3-0 Tim Vail 15-13, 11-3, 11-5
Millie Tomlinson 1-3 Nele Gilis 12-10, 10-12, 4-11, 5-11
Virgin Active Surrey HRC 1-4 Everards Leicester
Gregoire Marche 2-3 Daryl Selby 11-6, 2-11, 9-11, 11-5, 9-11
Ben Coleman 0-3 Nafiizwan Adnan 9-11, 10-12 , 7-11
Charles Sharpes 0-3 Alan Clyne 4-11, 8-11, 5-11
Curtis Malik 0-3 Mark Fuller 9-11, 7-11, 2-11
Alison Waters 3-0 Rachael Chadwick 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
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