13 May 2014

Coll and Landers-Murphy win Auckland Squash Open

11:57 am on 13 May 2014

Rising New Zealand squash star Paul Coll is the surprise winner of the Auckland Open in Henderson.

The world number 87 stunned 48th-ranked Martin Knight in the final winning in straight games 11-9 11-7 11-5.

It's the fourth professional title of Coll's career and the second this year after his victory at the Australia Day Challenge in January.

Meanwhile, there was no surprise for top seed Amanda Landers-Murphy in the women's draw.

The world number 43 was too good for Auckland teenager Ellie Epke in the title decider, winning 11-4 11-4 11-7.