After the Opening Ceremony, the action started on Thursday lunchtime as the Men’s and Women’s Singles got under way with two rounds of play, taking both draws down to the last sixteens.
DAY ONE BRIEF
Women’s Round Two : Top seeds safely through
A good day for the seeds with 15 of 16 through, the ‘upset’ coming as Malaysian junior Aifa Azman gets a walkover against Lisa Aitken.
Men’s Round Two : Double joy for Jamaica as Aussie trio progress
It’s a great day for Jamaica as Lewis Walters follows up his morning upset with a 3-0 win to reach the last 16, and Chris Binnie comes from two-nil down and match ball down in the fifth to beat third seed Saurav Ghosal !!
Rex Hedrick follows up his afternoon marathon with a quick 3-0 to make it a trio of Aussies through to Round Three.
Men’s Round One : Walters and Hedrick upset the seeds
Two upsets as Jamaica’s Lewis Walters beats 15th seeded Welshman Peter Creed, and Rex Hedrick saves match balls to beat 14th seed Eain Yow Ng in an 86-minute marathon.
WSF Chief Exec at the Squash
Hedrick on his way to marathon win
Volunteers at the ready …
Braddick Williams finds his brother Evan in the draw …
Sierra Leone’s Ernest Jombla