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Win And A Loss In First Round Of British Open

A win and a loss for New Zealand players on day one of the British Squash Open in Hull.

Kiwi men’s No.2 Campbell Grayson played his 500th match on the PSA tour and came away with an upset win beating Nicholas Mueller (Switzerland) ranked 25 in the world in his first round match 7-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5.

It was one of the longest matches of the day, lasting 65 minutes for the 44th ranked player from Auckland who resides in the United States.

The 32-year-old Kiwi will now play defending champion and sixth seed Miguel Rodriguez from Colombia in his second round match tomorrow morning.

The result wasn’t so good for New Zealand women’s No.2 Amanda Landers-Murphy from Rotorua. She was beaten by top-20 ranked Joey Chan from Hong Kong in her first round match 11-6, 11-3, 11-9 in 27 minutes.

Men’s fourth seed Paul Coll plays his second round match after an initial bye against Welshman, Joel Makin tomorrow, while women’s fifth seed Joelle King will take on Malaysian, Low Wee Wren ranked 28th in her second round match.


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