US No.1 Todd Harrity & Welsh No.1 Joel Makin produced impressive performances to progress into the 2nd Round of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions being staged at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Todd Harrity defeated Tsz Fung Yip 6-11 11-7 12-10 11-7 in 43 minutes in his 1st round match to play seventh seed Paul Coll of New Zealand.
Harrity was backed on by a partisan crowd in New York and the 28-year-old rose to the occasion to secure his place in the second round of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event for the first time in his career.
“It’s great after all these years, to finally win on this stage, I am just overjoyed by it,” said Harrity. “I had some tactics to keep him in the back. He likes loose, random stuff, so I tried to keep it disciplined and I was having to go for chances. More than anything, I wanted to relax and just have a good, rich experience on court.”
Joel Makin managed to overcome fellow UNSQUASHABLE player Josh Masters 11-3 11-2 8-11 12-10 in 58 minutes to book a place in the 2nd round where he will play eighth seed Karim Abdel Gawad.
George Parker was unable to overcome Mathieu Castagnet of France in his 1st round match.
Fellow UNSQUASHABLE player James Willstrop received a 1st round bye and will play 2nd seed Ali Farag in his opening match.
JP Morgan Tournament of Champions 2019, Grand Central Terminal, New York, USA
PSA World Tour Platinum, 16 – 24 January 2019
2nd Round: Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v Zahed Salem (EGY)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) v Tom Richards (ENG)
Diego Elias (PER) v  Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v Joel Makin (WAL)
Fares Dessouky (EGY) v Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Max Lee (HKG)
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v  Simon Rösner (GER) Tarek Momen (EGY) v Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Lucas Serme (FRA)
Greg Lobban (SCO) v Chris Simpson (ENG)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) v  Miguel Rodriguez (COL) Paul Coll (NZL) v Todd Harrity (USA)
Saurav Ghosal (IND) v Campbell Grayson (NZL)
Daryl Selby (ENG) v Youssef Soliman (EGY)
James Willstrop v  Ali Farag (EGY)
Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Mazen Hesham (EGY) 3-0: 13-11, 11-5, 11-8 (36m)
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-3 (34m)
Zahed Salem (EGY) bt Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 (50m)
Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Nathan Lake (ENG) 12-10, 11-9, 11-6 (46m)
Tom Richards (ENG) bt Ben Coleman (ENG) 3-1: 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 (42m)
Joel Makin (WAL) bt Joshua Masters (ENG) 3-1: 11-3, 11-2, 8-11, 12-10 (58m)
Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) bt George Parker (ENG) 3-2: 9-11, 15-13, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10 (137m)
Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Alan Clyne (SCO) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (44m)
Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt Raphael Kandra (GER) 3-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
Lucas Serme (FRA) bt Declan James (ENG) 3-2: 11-9, 5-11, 4-11, 13-11, 11-3 (78m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 (36m)
Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 3-1: 11-4, 11-4, 4-11, 11-9 (59m)
Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [WC] Chris Hanson (USA) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (46m)
Todd Harrity (USA) bt Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-1: 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-7 (43m)
Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Leo Au (HKG) 3-2: 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 4-11, 11-5 (90m)
Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [WC] Timothy Brownell (USA) 3-1: 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10 (61m)
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Todd Harrity uses the UNSQUASHABLE TODD HARRITY AUTOGRAPH racket which scheduled for launch later this year.
Joel Makin uses the UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
James Willstrop uses the UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
George Parker uses the UNSQUASHABLE TOUR-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com
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