Day TWO at the BJO 2022
The British Junior Open continued today at Nottingham Squash Club with the Last Sixteen round of Boys’ and Girls’ U19 draws with all the top seeds still in contention.
The USA Girls’ team continued yesterday’s success, claiming three quarter-final spots including top seeds Caroline Fouts and Lucie Stefanoni, while England’s 3/4 seers Torrie Malik and Asia Harris also eased through.
Fouts now faces compatriot Madison Ho, who upset 5/8 seed Isabelle McCullough 12-10 in the fifth, while Harris meets Spain’s Noa Romero. Stefanoni will be up against Netherland’s Naomi Nohar, while Malik meets the only unseeded winner in India’s Tanishka Jain, who overcame US 9/12 seed Khushi Kukadia 12-10 in the fifth.
In the Boys matches too most matches went to seeding, but not without some drama. USA’s Hollis Robertson produced the only upset as he beat Swiss 5/8 seed Tate Harms, and he was so nearly joined in the last eight by compatriot Agi Agarval, whose comeback from two games down against 5/8 seed Hassan Khalil fell agonizingly short as he had two match balls en route to a 14-12 loss in the decider.
Khalil is one of five Englishmen through to the quarters, alongside top seed Sam Todd, 3/4 seeds Jonah Bryant and Sam Osborne-Wylde and 5/8 seed Franklyn Smith. They’re joined by Dutch second seed Rowan Damming and Malaysia’s 5/8 seed Ameeshenraj Chandaran .
Tomorrow’s quarter-finals start at 12.00 and will all be streamed live from Court 10.