Seeds fall on Day Two in Manchester

Seeds fall at the National Centre!
Paul Houghton reports

The GU17 had the greatest upset today as the number 1 seed Fiona Murphy was defeated by 9/16 Kip Quiney, 3-0 in 20 minutes! Quiney will now move into the quarter finals to face 5/8 Lucy Pallett. Katrina Burrows had a good win as she beat 5/8 Martha Possegger, she will face Eleanor Lake who ended the run of Alison Thomson. Anna Kimberley now takes over as favourite as she beat a determined Jessica Davies 3-1 in 37 minutes. Kimberley will come up against last year’s U15 Champion Lucy Beecroft.

Full reports and updated draws:
www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/britishjuniors2011.htm

The Girls U19 also had a surprise defeat, 9/16 Charlotte Kirkwood came from 2 games down to beat 3/4 Sophie Lemom, Kirkwood now faces Lauren Tamila in the quarters. The rest of the top seeds made it safely through to the quarters, although 9/16 Hannah Williams gave her a run for her money, a five set match ended with Ward taking it 11-9 in the fifth.

9/16 George Parker made it through to the quarter finals in the BU17’s as he took just under an hour to beat 5/8 Brian Harvey. Georges brother Luke who has been having a great run in the tournament from the qualifiers had a chance to join him but came up against an in form Lyell Fuller. Fuller took no chances today as he moved into the quarters with an 11-2 11-2 11-2 victory in 17 minutes.

The BU19 ran to seed, with all top 8 seeds making it through to the quarter finals bar one upset. Taminder Gata Aura played well to defeat Oliver Mapp 3-0 in 33 minutes. Taminder will now face Adam Auckland in the quarters tomorrow.

And over at The Northern …
Stephen Wright reports

Girls Under 13: Hot favourite Elise Lazarus showed her intent with a 12 minute 3-0 win in round 2 over Lucy Soulby. Number 2 seed Amy Jones also progressed through to round 3 however, she was tested in her second game by Karina Tyma 12- 10 but Jones managed to hold her nerve and join the rest of the seeds. Carys Jones set up a tough test with Elise Lazarus after taking out 5/8 seed Ellen Cooper.

In the girls under 15, qualifier Lianne Kearney continued where she left of from yesterday beating 9/16 seed Tayla Mounter however was beaten by 5/8 seed Lowri Roberts in the second round. Amber Peacey raised a few eyebrows when the unseeded player beat 5/8 seed Aisling Guerzoni 3-1 in the first round and then 9/16 Hannah Mulvey 3-0 in round 2 to set up a quarter final with Amelia Henley.

Grace Gear caused the other upset of the second round when she beat 5/8 seed Florie Smith. The rest of the draw is went with seeds.

In the boys under 13, all seeds progressed to round 2 except current Under 11 English Junior Champion Oscar Khoo & Jack Turvey. Khoo was beaten by Ryan Burrell-Grant who continued his great form from qualifying and beat the 9/16 seed 3-1. Turvey was beaten in the closest match of the tournament which could have gone either way against Hasnaat Farooqi, however it was Farooqi who crossed the finish line first winning 15-13 in the 5th. Farooqi carried his form in to round 2 and defeated 5/8 seed Oliver Walls in another epic 5 set match this time winning 13/11 in the fifth to claim a place in the last 8. Number 1 seed Malik showed is dominance in round 2 sending a message out to the other players winning 11-2, 11-1, 11-3 in 13 minutes.

In the bottom half of the boys under 15 round 1 draw 9/16 seed seem to be somewhat of a curse as Oliver Harris lost 3-2 to Jack Martell, Mark Richmond was beaten by Paddy Harrison and Ewen Howard was defeated by qualifier by Christopher Wiggins.

Their success was short lived as the all lost in round 2. Round 2 all went with seeds except for a close match which saw last year’s U13 Champion and 5/8 seed, Harry Falconer who lost to 9/16 Robbie Keefe.

Full reports and updated draws:
www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/britishjuniors2011.htm

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