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NZ Junior Open squash results - day one

NZ Junior Open squash results - day one

The first round of play all went according to plan, however during the second round both the boys and girls 12th seeds caused upsets taking out the fifth seeds.

Angus MacDonald of Waikato took out Southland’s Mitchell Kempton in 3 sets while Wellington’s Charlotte Galloway beat Northlander Zoe Dykzeul. The boys 4th seeded Sean Dykes also dropped out after a tight 5-set battle with Willz Donnelly. The final match of the night was a very tense 5 setter between 7th seed Leo Fatialofa and Australian 10th seed Ben Ratcliff with Ratcliff fending off a spirited comeback attempt by Fatialofa to take the win.

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In the other Divisions, the 5th seeded Mikarore Joyce beat the second seed Regan Miller in Div 1, while 6th seeds were also knocked out.

Tomorrow sees Quarterfinals for the Girls Open Draw at 12.10pm

(1)Kaitlyn Watts vs (8)Sophie Hodges

(12)Charlotte Galloway vs (4)Winona-Jo Joyce

(3) Courtney Trail vs (6) Georgia Robcke

(7) Diya Jounaki vs (2) Anika Jackson

followed by the Boys Open Quarterfinals at 12.50pm

(1)Matthew Lucente vs (9)Glenn Templeton

(12) Angus MacDonald vs (13) Willz Donnelly

(3)Temwa Chileshe vs (6) Anthony Lepper

(2) Lwamba Chileshe vs (10) Ben Ratcliff



Full results and updated draws are available on our website – and more photos from todays action are on our Facebook

Top seeds through to finals of NZ Open junior squash tournie

Top seeds through to finals of NZ Open junior squash tournie

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