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.

Top seed Ahsan Ayaz beat fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Miles Jenkins 13-11 13-11 11-8 and will today play qualifier Michael Harris.

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


[1] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) v [Q] Michael Harris (ENG)

[4] Charlie Lee (ENG) v [WC] Nick Mulvey (ENG)

[3] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) v Rory Stewart (SCO)

[2] Patrick Rooney (ENG) v [5] Shahjahan Khan (PAK)

1st round:

[1] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt Miles Jenkins (ENG)

13-11, 13-11, 11-8 (48m)

[Q] Michael Harris (ENG) bt [8] Enzo Corigliano (FRA)

11-4, 16-14, 9-11, 11-8 (51m)

[WC] Nick Mulvey (ENG) bt [6] Brian Byrne (IRL)

11-6, 9-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-8 (70m)

[4] Charlie Lee (ENG) bt [Q] Yuri Farneti (ITA)

11-6, 11-5, 11-4 (35m)

[3] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Robert Dadds (ENG)

11-3, 11-6, 11-6 (20m)

Rory Stewart (SCO) bt [7] Ben Coates (ENG)

11-3, 11-8, 11-8 (29m)

[5] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Vini Rodrigues (BRA)

7-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 (47m)

[2] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Robert Downer (ENG)

11-4, 16-14, 11-2 (35m)

Qualifying finals:

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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Patrick Rooney uses the UNSQUASHABLE TOUR-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Ahsan Ayaz, Charlie Lee and Rory Stewart use the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com and www.pdhsports.com

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