Patrick Rooney defeated Ondrej Uherka of the Czech Republic 11-5 11-3 11-2 in just 27 minutes in the 1st round of the 2018 London Squash Open being staged at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club.

Rooney will join fellow UNSQUASHABLE player James Willstrop in the 2nd round of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger World Tour event. The young Englishman will today play Bernat Jaume of Spain, whilst top seed James Willstrop with play Emyr Evans of Wales.

London Open 2018, Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, London, England

PSA Challenger Tour 20, 12 – 16 December 2018

2nd Round:

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) v Emyr Evans (WAL)

[8] Bernat Jaume (ESP) v [9/16] Patrick Rooney (ENG)

[5] Richie Fallows (ENG) v [9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA)

[3] Chris Simpson (ENG) v [9/16] Daniel Mekbib (CZE)

[4] Ben Coleman (ENG) v [9/16] Kristian Frost (DEN)

[7] Charles Sharpes (ENG) v [9/16] Abhay Singh (IND)

[6] Ramit Tandon (IND) v Jaymie Haycocks (ENG)

[2] Zahed Salem (EGY) v [9/16] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA)

1st Round:

[1] James Willstrop (ENG) bye

Emyr Evans (WAL) bt [9/16] Jan van den Herrewegen (BEL) 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 12-10 (54m)

[9/16] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Ondrej Uherka (CZE) 11-5, 11-3, 11-2 (27m)

[8] Bernat Jaume (ESP) bye

[5] Richie Fallows (ENG) bye

[9/16] Benjamin Aubert (FRA) bt Amaad Fareed (PAK) 4-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 (55m)

[9/16] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt Robert Downer (ENG) 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 12-10 (45m)

[3] Chris Simpson (ENG) bye

[4] Ben Coleman (ENG) bye

[9/16] Kristian Frost (DEN) bt [WC] Anthony Rogal (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-3 (31m)

[9/16] Abhay Singh (IND) bt Joeri Hapers (BEL) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (36m)

[7] Charles Sharpes (ENG) bye

[6] Ramit Tandon (IND) bye

Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [9/16] Wong Chi Him (HKG) 11-3, 13-11, 11-13, 11-7 (59m)

[9/16] Sébastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt [WC] Jordan Greenberg (USA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (29m)

[2] Zahed Salem (EGY) bye

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