Experienced Lust Claims Second Title In Canada« Return to News
Victoria Lust claimed her first title in over a year at the McWill NSA Fall Classic in Toronto Canada.
Entering just her fifth WSA World Tour event of 2012, the 23-year-old from Luton, England seeded fourth for the event and quickly showed her opponents what they had been missing in her absence.
The world No.68 dominated her opening round match against qualifier Antonella Falcione, and similar performances against No.5 seed Megan Craig and seventh seed Olivia Blatchford propelled Lust into her thirteenth tour final.
Number two seed Maria Toor Pakay had suffered a surprise defeat at the racket of Blatchford in the quarters, but the progressing USA national had no answer for the Englishwoman in the semi’s.
In the final, Lust faced Welsh prospect Tesni Evans who was starring in just her second WSA final. The 20-year-old third seed played out a comfortable win against local Alix Younger, before dispatching qualifier Leonie Holt in four games.
Evans’ biggest triumph came in the semi-final as she battled to a surprising five-game win over home favourite and top seed, Samantha Cornett. The Welshwoman came from a game down to lead the contest, before stemming a late comeback from the Canadian to progress to the final.
Evans’ marathon semi-final contest looked to have slowed her opening efforts in the final, as Lust rose quickly to a two-game lead. The higher seed fought back in the third however, claiming two narrow victories to tie the match and set up a deciding fifth game. Experience won through in the final game as Lust, three years Evans’ senior, added title No.5 to her haul and extended the third seed’s wait for her maiden WSA title.