Ahsan Ayaz, Patrick Rooney, Charlie Lee and Rory Stewart all recorded impressive victories in their opening matches at the Vitesse Stortford Classic being staged at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club to progress to the quarter-finals of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) M5 World Tour event.
Second seed Patrick Rooney defeated Robert Downer 11-4 16-14 11-2 and will play Shahjahan Khan of Pakistan in the quarter-finals.
Fourth seed Charlie Lee defeated Italian qualifier Yuri Farneti 11-6 11-5 11-4 in his 1st round match whilst Scotland’s Rory Stewart beat Ben Coates 11-3 11-8 11-8 in his opening match. Charlie Lee will today play wild card Nick Mulvey whilst Rory Stewart will play third seeded Englishman Jaymie Haycocks.
Vitesse Stortford Classic, Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Quarter-finals: Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) v [Q] Michael Harris (ENG)  Charlie Lee (ENG) v [WC] Nick Mulvey (ENG)  Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) v Rory Stewart (SCO)  Patrick Rooney (ENG) v  Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
1st round: Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt Miles Jenkins (ENG)
13-11, 13-11, 11-8 (48m)[Q] Michael Harris (ENG) bt  Enzo Corigliano (FRA)
11-4, 16-14, 9-11, 11-8 (51m)[WC] Nick Mulvey (ENG) bt  Brian Byrne (IRL)
11-6, 9-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-8 (70m) Charlie Lee (ENG) bt [Q] Yuri Farneti (ITA)
11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (35m) Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Robert Dadds (ENG)
11-3, 11-6, 11-6 (20m)
Rory Stewart (SCO) bt  Ben Coates (ENG)
11-3, 11-8, 11-8 (29m) Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Vini Rodrigues (BRA)
7-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (47m) Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Robert Downer (ENG)
11-4, 16-14, 11-2 (35m)
Vini Rodrigues (BRA) bt Bradley Masters (ENG)
5-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-7 (54m)
Michael Harris (ENG) bt Chris Leiper (SCO)
11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (31m)
Robert Dadds (ENG) bt Claudio Pinto (POR)
7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 16-18, 11-8 (75m)
Yuri Farneti (ITA) bt Taminder Gata-Aura (ENG)
13-11, 11-5, 11-8 (36m)
1st qualifying round:
Bradley Masters (ENG) bt Stefan Burkwood (ENG)
11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (19m)
Vini Rodrigues (BRA) bt John Macfarlane (ENG)
11-7, 11-2, 11-4 (15m)
Chris Leiper (SCO) bt Aaron Allpress (ENG)
11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (27m)
Michael Harris (ENG) bt Jake Byrne (ENG)
11-8, 12-10, 11-2 (22m)
Claudio Pinto (POR) bt Vince Lawrence (ENG)
11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (21m)
Robert Dadds (ENG) bt Will Johnson (ENG)
11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (23m)
Taminder Gata-Aura (ENG) bt Oliver Latham (ENG)
13-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-1 (25m)
Yuri Farneti (ITA) bt Fred Cooke (ENG)
11-1, 11-4, 11-5 (22m)
Charlie Lee is coached by Rob Owen at the Rob Owen Academy based at the West Warwicks Club on the outskirts of Birmingham.
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