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Portland’s former professional football player and male model Kyle English advanced to the final in the upper bracket with consecutive tiebreaker wins against Northern California’s Rene Lopez and Anthony Collado, brushing aside two of Norcal’s best young guns. Following the two grueling tiebreaker wins, English knocked out defending champion Pete Svennugnsen in two games to advance to the final.
Dalton Beall worked his way back into form after a several month hiatus, advancing to the final in the bottom bracket without dropping a game.
The final was a matchup between Oregon rivals, as Beall and English both aimed to take the Lilac title across the border. Past matches between Beall and English were dominated by Beall, but English 2.0 was a different animal and pushed the Oregon State champion to the limit. Beall took a one-game lead against English and relied on his tremendous serve-and-shoot game to hold off English by a razor-thin margin in game two.
English teamed with Schoener to win the Open Doubles, defeating Anthony Collado and Svenny in two games in the final.
Men’s Open Singles
English def Svennungsen 21-11, 21-19
Beall def Schoener 21-17, 21-15
Final: Beall def English 21-13, 21-19
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