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Two Out Of Two For Kiwis At Squash

Two out of two for New Zealand squash players so far at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Tenth seed Campbell Grayson joined Evan Williams in winning his first round match, both players finishing off their opponents in straight games.

Grayson, 32 defeated Jason-Ray Khalil of Guyana in his match after having a game ball against him at 9-10 down in the second game but rallied to eventually win 11-3, 12-10, 11-2.

"I just switched off a bit in the second game. I had had quite a big lead initially. I hadn't played him before so I didn't know what to expect. In some ways it's good to have a bit of a challenge," said Grayson who is at his fourth Commonwealth Games. "It's good to get a match under the belt. I would rate it a six or seven. It's just good to play after all of the build-up."

Earlier Williams in his first Commonwealth Games won his first round match over Cayman Island's player Jacob Kelly 11-9, 11-5, 13-11 and will play 12th seed Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia this evening at 8pm local time.

At 7.20pm local time (9.20pm NZT) second seeds Joelle King and Paul Coll plus 11th seed Amanda Landers-Murphy will take the court for their first matches of the competition.

King plays Deon Saffery from Wales, Coll faces Kelvin Ndhlovu (Zambia) and Landers-Murphy takes on Mihiliya Methsarani from Sri Lanka.


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