Tesni “gutted” as ankle injury rules her out
By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent
Defending champion and second seed Tesni Evans has withdrawn from the AJ Bell British National Championships in Nottingham next week due to injury.
The two-time British National champion who hails from Wales sustained an ankle injury at the Tournament of Champions in New York last month and had hoped to defend her British National crown for the second consecutive year at the University of Nottingham Sport.
The World No.9 said: “I’m really gutted to have to pull out of the Nationals and not be able to defend my title this year.
“The Nationals is always one of my favourite events to play in so I’m really disappointed but I’m working hard to be back as soon as possible!”
Her withdrawal means that four-time champion Alison Waters moves to number two seed, Millie Tomlinson to 3/4 seed, Jasmine Hutton to 5/8 and that Kace Bartley is granted a main draw berth.
AJ Bell British National Championships 2020.
Revised main draw – Women’s Round One:
 Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) v Qualifier
[5/8] Julianne Courtice (Eng) v Rachael Chadwick (Eng)
[5/8] Lucy Turmel (Eng) v Qualifier
[3/4] Millie Tomlinson (Eng) v Kace Bartley (Eng)
[3/4] Victoria Lust (Eng) v Alison Thomson (Sco)
[5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v Anna Kimberley (Eng)
[5/8] Jasmine Hutton (Eng) v Qualifier
 Alison Waters (Eng) v Qualifier
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Pictures by STEVE CUBBINS courtesy of England Squash