Day ONE at Coolhurst

The inaugural London Squash Classic gets under way today, with sixteen Round One matches on two courts at Coolhurst.

Today’s winners will go through to play one of the seeded players over the next two days on the Glass Court at Alexandria Palace.

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Women’s Round One :
[9/16] Jasmine Hutton (Eng) 2-0 Millie Tomlinson (Eng) 11-6, 11-7 (20m)
[9/16] Lucy Turmel (Eng) 2-0 Nicole Bunyan (Can) 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
[9/16] Katie Malliff (Eng) 2-0 Grace Gear (Eng) 11-2, 11-5 (15m)
[9/16] Tesni Murphy (Wal) 2-0 Emilia Soini (Fin) 11-1, 11-6 (14m)
[wc] Alicia Mead (Eng) 2-0 [9/16] Mariam Metwally (Egy) 11-5, 11-4 (13m)
[9/16] Hollie Naughton (Can) 2-0 Cindy Merlo (Sui) 12-10, 11-3 (14m)
[9/16] Satomi Watanabe (Jpn) 2-0 Enora Villard (Fra) 14-12, 11-4 (27m)
[9/16] Emily Whitlock (Wal) 2-0 Malak Khagafy (Egy) 13-11, 11-5 (26m)

Men’s Round One :
[9/16] Adrian Waller (Eng) 2-0 Juan Camilo Vargas (Col) 11-6, 11-6 (24m)
[9/16] Raphael Kandra (Ger) 2-1 Karim El Hammamy (Egy) 13-11, 3-11, 11-7 (53m)
Timmy Brownell (Usa) 2-0 [9/16] Fares Dessouky (Egy) 12-10, 12-10 (28m)
George Parker (Eng) 2-0 [9/16] Auguste Dussourd (Fra) 11-6, 11-8 (27m)
[wc] Declan James (Eng) 2-0 [9/16] Mohamed ElSherbini (Egy) 11-9, 11-7 (33m)
[9/16] Eain Yow Ng (Mas) 2-1 Ramit Tandon (Ind) 8-11, 11-7, 11-1 (40m)
[9/16] Nathan Lake (Eng) 2-0 Simon Herbert (Eng) 11-5, 11-9 (20m)
Nick Wall (Eng) 2-1 [9/16] Abdulla Al Tamimi (Qat) 3-11, 11-8, 11-8 (31m)

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Nine English winners on Day One at Coolhurst

The opening session of the London Squash Classic at Coolhurst LTC saw all four women’s 9/16 seeds in action safely through to Round Two – English trio Lucy Turmel, Jasmine Hutton and Katie Malliff joined by Wales’ Tesni Murphy in rapid straight game wins.

In the men’s matches 9/16 seeds Adrian Waller and Raphael Kandra were both tested before progressing, then USA’s Timmy Brownell and England’s George Parker both progressed against the seedings, beating Fares Dessouky and Auguste Dussourd.

The evening session started with the first women’s upset, wildcard Alicia Mead taking out Egypt’s Mariam Metwally in two quick games, and men’s wildcard Declan James also went through as he beat Egypt’s Mohamed Elsherbini.

Another English upset concluded the day as Nick Wall came from a game down to beat Qatar’s Abdulla Al Tamimi.