Doug Kempsell wins Geneva Squash Open title

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Edinburgh squash player Doug Kempsell admitted he was “absolutely buzzed” after claiming his first major title at the Geneva Open.

The 21-year-old lost last year’s final to fellow Scot Greg Lobban, but third-seeded Kempsell looked capable of going one better this time when he stunned top seed Lance Beddoes from New Zealand in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Sixth seed Mark Fuller from Nottingham had beaten Spanish second seed Carlos Cornes on his way to the final, but he proved no match for Kempsell who triumphed 
11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-1.

“I’m absolutely buzzed to win my first professional title here in Geneva,” he said.

“The support was great here as always, and hopefully this will be the start of a big push to bigger things.”