Charlie Lee and Iker Pajares Bernabeu progressed to the semi-finals of the Remeo Squash Open in Helsinki following existing wins over Miko Äijänen and Rui Soares respectively.

In the second quarter-final match, Miko Äijänen tried to upset the higher seeded Charlie Lee of England. Lee started off well taking the first game 11-6 before Miko got his game together in the second to level the match. It was tight all the way after that, Charlie being a little bit sharper and more patient in the end of the both games which he won 11-8 and 11-7.

In the last match of the day, Spain’s second seed Iker Pajares took on Portugal’s Rui Soares. The first game took almost half an hour with Pajares on top in the end to win 14-12. In the second the Spaniard was leading all the way to win the game 11-2.  However, in the third Soares started to find his short game and made Pajares work harder with every rally – the games were still tight, but Soares won both.

The final game was tight from the beginning with breath-taking retrieving from Pajares and unbelievably soft counter drops from Soares. Arguably the best quality quarter-final finished with Pajares taking the game and match 11-7 in a standout match played with mutual respect and fairness.

Charlie Lee will today play Ollie Tuominen of Finland whilst Iker Pajares Bernabeu will play Mahesh Mangaonkar of India.

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