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NCO, Bethesda: Shocks galore

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 National Capital Open, Bethesda, USA

1st round:
[Q] Leo Au (HKG) bt [1] Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 11-4, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 (80m)
Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt Luke Forster (AUS) 12-10, 16-14, 11-6 (33m)
[Q] Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-8
[3] Jan Koukal (CZE) bt Shaun le Roux (ENG) 4-11, 1-0 ret.
[Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) bt [4] Gilly Lane (USA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-2 (28m)
Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (27m)
[Q] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8 (80m)
[2] Martin Knight (NZL) bt Siddharth Suchde (IND) 5-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-4 (52m)
Quarter-finals:
Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Leo Au (HKG) 8-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (79m)
[Q] Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt [3] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5 (50m)
Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) 8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 (64m)
[2] Martin Knight (NZL) bt [Q] Rex Hedrick (AUS) 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 (50m)

Wade Waltzes Into National Capital Semis

Australia’s Wade Johnstone, one of four qualifiers in action in the quarter-finals of the National Capital Open, made it through to the semi-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event after upsetting third seed Jan Koukal atBethesda Sport & Health in Bethesda, USA.

The Perth-born 29-year-old beat Czech number one Koukal 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5 – and will now face unseeded EnglishmanJaymie Haycocks for a place in the final.

Haycocks, from Leeds, ended the run of Hong Kong qualifier Leo Au, beating the 21-year-old who ousted Australia’s top seed Aaron Frankcomb, 8-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 in 79 minutes.

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