Victorian Institute of Sport

Cardwell breaks through for second Tour title

Monday, 09 November 2015

It’s taken her nearly four years, but VIS athlete Sarah Cardwell finally broke through for her second PSA title on Sunday, beating fellow Australian Lisa Camilleri in the final of the Queensland Open on the Gold Coast.

Cardwell last tasted victory on the PSA tour back in January, 2012, when she won the Australia Day Challenge.

Since then the 24-year-old has made several tour finals, without ever breaking through again.

On Sunday she met the experienced Camilleri, herself going through a title drought since a purple patch of form in late 2013.

Cardwell took the opening game 11-8, before Camilleri fought back to take the second 12-10.

But the Victorian was playing with the determination of a player on the verge of a breakthrough, eventually taking the match 11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 11-9.

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