The Manchester Open continues today with the top eight seeds entering the draws across two glass courts at the National Squash Centre.
There are eight matches on both courts throughout the day. Both available to watch live on SQUASHTV. If you are unable to watch, then you can keep up to date with the live scores here.
Wales’ Tesni Evans has had great success in the past at this event and will be hoping to replicate that this week. She opens play on court two today against France’s Marie Stephan.
Egyptian powerhouse Moustafa El Sirty will be back in action as he takes on Eain Yow Ng in what is expected to be an entertaining clash. Meanwhile, former World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad will be in action as he takes on Shahjahan Khan from the USA.
Closing out the day’s play will be an interesting all-European clash between France’s Lucas Serme, who defeated in-form Nicolas Mueller, and Germany’s Raphael Kandra.
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Order Of Play
Glass Court 2
Order of play
Evans powers past Stephan
Tesni Evans in action
Opening the day’s play on glass court two, France’s Marie Stephan came up against a ruthless Tesni Evans. The former British National Champion was in to form as she dispatched her opponent 3-0 in just 20 minutes.
Evans’ mixture of hard-hitting to the back and subtle touch to the front was causing all kinds of problems for Stephan. Evans steamrolled the first two games winning comfortably 11-4, 11-0 to place on foot in the quarter finals.
Stephan started to look more confident in the opening exchanges of the third game but as the score reached 6-4, Evans stepped it up a gear yet again. She won five of the next six points in no time at all to secure her quarter final place.
“I didn’t expect to play that well after the doubles that week. I think one thing that gave me confidence was that I love this court,” said Evans.
“We hit a lot of balls last week, I think it’s the movement that makes a difference. I knew I was going to hit it okay but it’s the movement and getting used to a smaller court. I also didn’t have Joel [Makin] covering half the court for me, which makes a big difference.
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