The Manchester Open gets underway today with two glass courts in use at the National Squash Centre, and you can keep up to date with all the reaction from those paying on GC1 right here.
There are eight matches on both courts throughout the day, and both available to watch live on SQUASHTV. If you are unable to watch, then you can keep up to date with live scores from the National Squash Centre here.
GC1 features seen English players on home soil on the opening day, with both wildcards playing against compatriots. Julianne Courtice takes on Jasmine Hutton, with Simon Herbert doing battle against George Parker, the latter being the final match of the evening’s slate.
The day begins with Dutch No.2 Tessa ter Sluis taking on Hong Kong’s Tze Lok Ho, before former World No.1 James Willstrop and current English No.1 Patrick Rooney take to the court later in the afternoon session.
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Order Of Play
Glass Court 1
Ho Downs ter Sluis to Advance
In the opening match of the 2022 Manchester Open, Hong Kong’s Tze Lok Ho put in a commanding performance to over Dutch No.2 Tessa ter Sluis in straight games.
Tze Lok Ho (left) and Tessa ter Sluis (right) on court
Ho, who spent last week up in Glasgow for the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships with the rest of the Hong Kong team, was playing in Manchester for the first time, but that did not show, as she was able to control much of the match.
In the mid-point of the second game, she found herself 6-1 down, but won nine straight points to turn the momentum back in her favour, and from then on, she did not look like she would be beaten. Ho now will go on to face England’s Georgina Kennedy, the No.3 seed, in the opening match of tomorrow’s place on GC1 at the National Squash Centre.
“I think for the second game, I did not start it very well. I hit some loose balls on the return of serve so I then tried to be patient, and go point-by-point to get back,” the Hongkonger admitted.
“I have been in England for a while, in Roehampton, at the British Open, and now for the first time here in Manchester, so I am happy to be here!
“The court is a bit dead because it is cold here. A few days …….