James Willstrop and George Parker both recorded victories in the 2nd round of the Open International de Squash de Nantes.

James Willstrop clinched victory over fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Patrick Rooney 11-6 12-10 6-11 11-9 in battling 51 minutes to set-up a quarter final draw with fifth seed Lucas Serme, whilst George Parker defeated Shehab Essam 11-9 11-9 11-7 in 39 minutes and will go on to play third seed Zahed Salem from Egypt. 

Men’s Round One Results:

Shehab Essam (EGY) bt Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) 3-1: 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 (61m)

Charlie Lee (ENG) bt [WC] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) 3-2: 4-11, 11-7, 11-1, 7-11, 11-2 (55m)

Bernat Jaume (ESP) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 3-2: 11-8, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6 (67m)

Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Rohan Mandil (FRA) 3-0: 11-1, 11-1, 11-2 (21m)

Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt Ondrej Uherka (CZE) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 (38m)

Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt Matias Tuomi (FIN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 (34m)

Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt David Baillargeon (CAN) 3-1: 3-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-6 (55m)

[WC] Christophe Andre (FRA) bt Joeri Hapers (BEL) 3-0: 11-4, 12-10, 11-7 (36m)

Men’s Second Round Draw:

[2] Declan James (ENG) bt Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 (41m)

[5] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Charlie Lee (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 15-13, 11-5 (52m)

[8] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [WC] Christophe Andre (FRA) 3-1: 11-6, 4-11, 11-8, 11-4 (43m)

Baptiste Masotti (FRA) bt [6] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (40m)

[7] George Parker (ENG) bt Shehab Essam (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (39m)

[3] Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Bernat Jaume (ESP) 3-1: 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 (61m)

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Patrick Rooney (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 12-10, 6-11, 11-9 (51m)

[4] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (51m)

Men’s Quarter Final Draw:

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v [5] Lucas Serme (FRA)

[7] George Parker (ENG) v [3] Zahed Salem (EGY)

[8] Olli Tuominen (FIN) v Baptiste Masotti (FRA)

[4] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [2] Declan James (ENG)

The Open International de Squash de Nantes kicks off the live squash season when the action takes place at the stunning théâtre Graslin in the French City of Nantes.

SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player will bring live action from Wednesday September 5 with play beginning at 17:15 local time (BST +1).

Alternatively watch match highlights from the Open International de Squash de Nantes for free by becoming a digital member of the PSA website. To sign up go to: http://bit.ly/2Ii3fSn

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James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com & www.pdhsports.com

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

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Photographer: Mikael Ropars