The seeds held sway during the first round of 2013 NetSuite Open Qualifying in San Francisco for the PSA 70 International squash championship today on Wednesday 25 September 2013.
Held at three different venues in downtown San Francisco and almost concurrently with the massive jubilation of the city at USA’s come from behind 9-8 America’s Cup victory by Team Oracle over Emirates NZ, the squash matches unfolded along expected lines.
At the University Club, seed #8 Mohd Ali Anwar Reda suppressed veteran Canadian tour player Shahier Razik 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 in 65 mins.
Following on, French rising star Mathieu Castagnet, seeded #4, turned aside American Christopher Gordon 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 in 55 mins.
At the Olympic Club, the PSA Tour regulars tore through the Locals. #6 Henrik Mustonen defeated Olympic Club Pro Jeff Young 11-1, 11-4, 11-4 in 17 mins and Scotland’s #3 seed Alan Clyne dispatched Los Gatos California squash pro and Welsh star Gareth Weber 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 in 22 mins.
At the Bay Club, famous for hosting the North American Open and other previous PSA tour titles, the four match evening started off with a decisive win by Canada’s #7 seed Shawn Delierre over England’s Lewis Walters 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 in 50 mins.
Following on before the full house crowd, Egypt’s Marwan Elshorbagy, the #1 seed in Qualifying, knocked out Malaysia’s rising number three Muhd Asryaf Azan 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in 31 mins..
Newly transplanted English pro Charlie Johnson was no match for Qualifying seed #2 Gregoire Marche as the Frenchman won handily 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 in 37 mins.
Lastly, #5 Adrian Waller of England ran through Cesar Salazar of Mexico 11-3, 11-4, 11-8 in 40 mins.
Article courtesy of the Netsuite Open