In the first matches of the day, Rory Stewart played some amazing squash to beat Evan Williams of New Zealand. Ranked more than 30 spots lower than his opponent on the world rankings, Rory dropped the second game after a commanding first game. He got back into the game to win 3-1, 11-3, 10-12, 12-10, 11-1.

The main court saw another UNSQUASHABLE ambassador upset rankings to score wins for their country as World No. 33 Iker Pajares beat World No. 28 Raphael Kandra in the crucial second tie. Iker had to take an injury break in the fourth game after three closely contested games but did not let that affect him as he closed out the match 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.

The last matches of the day featured England vs Wales where both James Willstrop and Joel Makin fought hard in their matches. James Willstrop played World No. 75 Peter Creed and was 2-0 up before Creed fought back to draw level. Willstrop maintained his composure to take the last set 11-4, securing the 3-2 win in just under an hour.

Joel Makin, playing the last match of the day was unable to prevent a full English victory in the group stages. Makin faced World No. 19 Adrian Waller and found himself 2-0 down. He fought back to take the third but was unable to complete the comeback, losing 3-1 in another hour-long match.

The final group stage matches are scheduled to be played later today before the knockout stages commence tomorrow.

 

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

Joel Makin uses the UNSQUASHABLE JOEL MAKIN AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Todd Harrity uses the UNSQUASHABLE TODD HARRITY AUTOGRAPH racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

Iker Pajares Bernabeu and Rory Stewart use the UNSQUASHABLE Y-TEC PRO racket which is available exclusively from www.unsquashable.com

 

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