Charlie Lee and Patrick Rooney both recorded impressive victories to join fellow UNSQUASHABLE players James Willstrop and George Parker in the 2nd round of the Open International de Squash de Nantes.

Patrick Rooney defeated Rohan Mandil of France 11-1 11-1 11-2 in just 21 minutes to set-up a second round clash with top seed James Willstrop, whilst Charlie Lee overcame Wild Card Benjamin Aubert 4-11 11-7 11-1 7-11 11-2 in 55 minutes to play French international Lucas Serme.

George Parker will today play Shehab Essam of Egypt in his opening match of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event.

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:

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v Patrick Rooney (ENG)

Charlie Lee (ENG) v [5] Lucas Serme (FRA)

[7] George Parker (ENG) v Shehab Essam (EGY)

Bernat Jaume (ESP) v [3] Zahed Salem (EGY)

[8] Olli Tuominen (FIN) v [WC] Christophe Andre (FRA)

Baptiste Masotti (FRA) v [6] Campbell Grayson (NZL)

[4] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Auguste Dussourd (FRA)

Sebastien Bonmalais (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:

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