Squash Classic Main Draw ]
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– First round action on day one (Monday, January 8th) of the
PACE Canadian Squash Classic confirmed Egypt’s pre-eminence
position on the world squash stage.
Karim Darwish, (Egypt), seeded 8th for the tournament, dispatched
24 year old Montreal native, Shawn Delierre, with a textbook second
and third game. Sport insiders felt it was a great opportunity for
the young Canadian who earned his way into the main draw event yesterday
(Sunday), beating American Chris Gordon.
Cairo native Wael El Hindi quickly sent Jean-Michel Arcucci back to
France in a hasty 37 min, three game match.
Stewart Boswell (Aus) easily eliminated fellow Australian Dan Jenson
in a 25 minute, no holds barred match, while 7th seed James Willstrop
(Eng) beat 36 year old Alex Gough from Wales in a neatly contested
39 minute match.
Fourth seed Nick Matthews (Eng) was injured during the 4th game of
his match with Egypt’s Hisham Ashour. Considered a serious ankle
injury, tournament officials were waiting for hospital x-ray results
to determine if the match continues later in the day or Matthew forfeits
Action moves tomorrow (Tuesday) thru Friday to the glass court on
the John Bassett Theatre stage at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.