Joel Makin, Josh Masters & George Parker win on opening day of Hong Kong Open

A trio of UNSQUASHABLE players claimed victories on the opening day of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open as Joel Makin, Josh Masters and George Parker all booked their second round berths at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Platinum event being staged at the Hong Kong National Squash Centre.

Joel Makin defeated Wild Card Chi Him Wong whilst Josh Masters and George Parker overcame Chris Simpson of England and Campbell Grayson of New Zealand respectively.

Makin beat Chi Him Wong 11-7 11-9 11-6 in 40 minutes and will next play Declan James of England. Josh Masters overcame Chris Simpson 4-11 3-11 14-12 11-8 11-7 in a tough 67-minute encounter to play Eain Yow Ng of Malaysia, whilst George Parker defeated Campbell Grayson 11-4 11-4 11-8 in 42 minutes to play Tsz Fung Yip of Hong Kong.

USA No.1 Todd Harrity was unable to progress beyond Cesar Salazar of Mexico in his opening match.

The second round of the women’s draw will see fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Sarah-Jane Perry play Zeina Mickawy of Egypt.

Result - Men’s First Round: 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 3-1: 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 (47m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt Mostafa Asal (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-9 (29m)
Joel Makin (WAL) bt [WC] Chi Him Wong (HKG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (40m)
Leo Au (HKG) bt Edmon Lopez (ESP)9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 (60m)
Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [WC] Henry Leung (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (40m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Ben Coleman (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-5 (38m)
Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Chris Simpson (ENG) 3-2: 4-11, 3-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7 (67m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Todd Harrity (USA) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (33m)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Rex Hedrick (AUS) 3-1: 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 (59m)
Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Peter Creed (WAL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (33m)
Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 3-1: 11-2, 11-4, 4-11, 11-4 (43m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt Mazen Gamal (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-5 (34m)
Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Nathan Lake (ENG) 3-1: 7-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-4 (49m)
Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (29m)
George Parker (ENG) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 (42m)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Arturo Salazar (MEX)13-11, 11-4, 11-6 (36m)

Draw - Second Round: (Top Half): To Be Played November 20
[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)
Ramit Tandon (IND) v Tom Richards (ENG)
Joel Makin (WAL) v Declan James (ENG)
Leo Au (HKG) v [6] Paul Coll (NZL)
[7] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v Joshua Masters (ENG)
Raphael Kandra (GER) v Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [3] Tarek Momen (EGY)

Draw - Second Round (Bottom Half): To Be Played November 21
[4] Simon Rösner (GER) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)
Zahed Salem (EGY) v Greg Lobban (SCO)
Max Lee (HKG) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
[8] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Lucas Serme (FRA)
Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) v George Parker (ENG)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Diego Elias (PER)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [2] Ali Farag (EGY)

Result - Women’s First Round: 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open
Nele Gilis (BEL) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 3-2: 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6 (64m)
Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-2 (20m)
Julianne Courtice (ENG) bt Mariam Metwally (EGY) 3-2: 11-13, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 (56m)
Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt Low Wee Wern (MAS) 3-1: 11-9, 12-14, 11-4, 11-7 (44m)
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) 3-1: 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8 (43m)
Mayar Hany (EGY) bt Ho Tze-Lok (HKG) 3-2: 15-13, 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9 (51m)
Milou van der Heijden (NED) bt [WC] Lee Ka Yi (HKG) 3-1: 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (32m)
Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 3-1: 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7 (37m)
Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Tinne Gilis (BEL) 3-1: 11-7, 8-11, 14-12, 11-5 (37m)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) bt Nada Abbas (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (38m)
Danielle Letourneau (CAN) bt Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) bt [WC] Vanessa Chu (HKG) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-6 (31m)
Yathreb Adel (EGY) bt Haley Mendez (USA) 3-1: 6-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-6 (25m)
Joey Chan (HKG) bt Alexandra Fuller (RSA) 3-1: 11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-7 (38m)
Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 3-0: 12-10, 6-2 ret. (15m)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Rachel Arnold (MAS)11-9, 12-10, 12-14, 9-11, 11-3 (53m)

Draw - (Top Half): To Be Played November 20
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Nele Gilis (BEL)
Amanda Sobhy (USA) v [10] Annie Au (HKG)
[12] Tesni Evans (WAL) v Julianne Courtice (ENG)
Zeina Mickawy (EGY) v [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
[5] Joelle King (NZL) v Mayar Hany (EGY)
Hania El Hammamy (EGY) v [16] Olivia Blatchford Clyne (USA)
[14] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v Milou van der Heijden (NED)
Fiona Moverley (ENG) v [3] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)
[4] Camille Serme (FRA) v Rachael Grinham (AUS)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) v [11] Nicol David (MAS)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[6] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Yathreb Adel (EGY)
Joey Chan (HKG) v [15] Salma Hany (EGY)
[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) v Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

Draw - (Top Half): To Be Played November 21
[4] Camille Serme (FRA) v Rachael Grinham (AUS)
Millie Tomlinson (ENG) v [11] Nicol David (MAS)
[9] Alison Waters (ENG) v Danielle Letourneau (CAN)
Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [7] Nouran Gohar (EGY)
[6] Laura Massaro (ENG) v Yathreb Adel (EGY)
Joey Chan (HKG) v [15] Salma Hany (EGY)
[13] Victoria Lust (ENG) v Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Rowan Elaraby (EGY) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

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Joel Makin uses the UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Sarah-Jane Perry uses the UNSQUASHABLE SARAH-JANE PERRY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Todd Harrity uses the UNSQUASHABLE TODD HARRITY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

George Parker and Josh Masters use the UNSQUASHABLE TOUR-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

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