Swelim, who had reached the first round via a straight forward qualifying competition, continued his form, but having lost the first game, took the second game to a tie-break before conceding the third 11-4. Ryder continued with almost faultless squash to close-out the match for the loss of a further five points.
Yasir Butt, who also claimed his place in the main draw via the qualification competition, narrowly failed to progress to the quarter-finals after losing a physical 6-11 11-4 10-12 11-6 11-4 seventy-nine minute match to No.5 seed Joey Barrington of England.
World No.14 and second seed Alister Walker eased through to the second round with a resounding 11- 7 11-1 13-11 win over Ireland’s John Rooney.
Italy’s Davide Bianchetti had a straight forward win over England’s Jaymie Haycocks, winning the match 11-7 11-6 11-7 in forty minutes.
New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson produced the shock of the night with a fifty-one minute 3-1 defeat over third seed Amir Atlas Khan of Pakistan, who is currently ranked 39 places above Grayson,whilst No.4 seed Ong Beng Hee despatched Omar Ade Aziz 13-11 5-11 11-8 11-8 in an enthralling and entertaining 54-minute victory which earned him a place in the quarter-final against Amr Swelim.
Germany’s Simon Rosner was unable to breakdown the solid consistency of England’s sixth seed Jonathan Kemp, who played some excellent squash – the Englishman eventually winning 11-7 11-7 11-2 in twenty-four minutes.
Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Wolverhampton, England
Men’s 1st Round:
[1] Lauren Jan Anjema (NED) bt Kashif Shuja (NZ) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 (45mins)
[5] Joey Barrington (ENG) bt [Q] Yasir Butt (PAK) 6-11 11-4 10-12 11-6 11-4 (79mins)
[Q]Campbell Grayson (NZ) bt [3] Amir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7 (51mins)
[6] Jonathon Kemp (ENG) bt Simon Rosner (GER) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 (24mins)
Chris Ryder (ENG) bt [Q] Amr Swelim (ITA) 11-4, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5 (49mins)
[4] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt Omar Ade Aziz (EGY) 13-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8 (54mins)
[7] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (40mins)
[2] Alister Walker (ENG) bt [Q] John Rooney (IRE) 11-7, 11-1,13-11 (44mins)
Men’s Quarter-Finals:
[1] Lauren Jan Anjema (NED) vs. [5] Joey Barrington (ENG)
[6] Jonathon Kemp (ENG) vs. [Q] Campbell Grayson (NZ)
[4] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) vs. Chris Ryder (ENG)
[2] Alister Walker (ENG) vs. [7] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) vs
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World No.13 Lauren Jan Anjema of the Netherlands who reached last year’s final, had to work hard to overcome New Zealand’s Kashif Shuja before climaxing with an 11-6 9-11 11-5 11-6 win in the first round of the 2009 Wolverhampton Open.