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Favourites through safely on opening day of Squash Championships

Marching on: Micah Franklin, left, successful on day one

The favourites in the men’s competition at the Bermuda National Squash championships all came through their first-round matches on Monday night unscathed.

Most people are expecting a repeat of previous finals between Micah Franklin and Noah Browne and they both came through their opening ties in straight sets, with Browne beating Korin Knights and Franklin too good for Ryan Faries.

Taylor Carrick, who is hoping to break Browne and Franklin’s domination, proved too good for Jeffrey Olson 11-5, 11-3, 11-5, while Nick Kyme came through a very tough battle with Jordasche Rawson (11-7, 11-9, 11-9).

There were also wins in the men’s open category for Stephen Smith, Armin de Weerdt, Kristian Muldoon and Anaya Smith.

Rose Paulos got her women’s open campaign off to a fine start when defeating Mary Hall in straight sets and she was joined in the next round by Suzanne Rose, who needed four sets to see off a strong challenge from Somers Stevenson.

One rung down from the men’s open division is the B division, which featured wins for Mark James, Rhys Puddy, Elijah Simmons, Malcolm Woodley, Eli Carpol and Andrew Bonner.

Father and son duo Brian and Owen Rosorea made it through in the C division along with Henrik Knudsen, Brett Murray, Blijah Ball and Mark Zuill.

There are also plenty of age-group categories taking place this week and Bill Dickinson edged out Dan Sullivan in the over-50 division, with Colin Alexander and Tony Riker both victorious among the over-60s


Day One Results (Monday)

Men’s Open

Stephen Smith beat Andrew Cox 11-8, 11-4, 11-8

Taylor Carrick beat Jeffrey Olson 11-5, 11-3, 11-5

Noah Browne beat Korin Knights 11-6, 11-1, 11-2

Micah Franklin beat Ryan Faries 11-3, 11-1, 11-5

Nick Kyme beat Jordasche Rawson 11-7, 11-9, 11-9

Armin De Weerdt beat Pierce Carr 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6

Kristian Muldoon beat Ben Bramlett 11-4, 11-4, 11-1

Anaya Smith beat Romar Douglas 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

Women’s Open

Rose Paulos beat Mary Hall 11-7, 11-7, 11-6

Suzanne Rose beat Somers Stevenson 11-3, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7

Men’s B

Mark James beat Jeffrey Ingelman 14-12, 11-3, 11-9

Rhys Puddy beat Bill Sura 11-6, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6

Elijah Simmons beat Daniel Ringer 11-7, 12-10, 11-5

Malcom Woodley beat Graeme Henderson 11-8, 11-4, 11-9

Eli Carpol beat Shane McDonnell 9-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-3

Andrew Bonner beat Jason Savoury 13-11, 11-6, 12-10

Men’s C

Brian Rosorea beat Neil Lupsic 11-7, 11-5, 11-8

Henrik Knudsen beat Matty Copeland 11-5, 14-12, 11-6

Brett Murray beat Rocco Adderley 11-7, 11-4, 11-4

Owen Rosorea beat David Soutter 11-7, 11-6, 11-5

Elijah Ball beat Kevin Gillespie 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8

Mark Zuill beat Hudson Ferris 5-11, 14-12, 12-10, 11-2

Men’s Over-50

Bill Dickinson beat Dan Sullivan 11-7, 15-13, 13-11

Men’s Over-60

Colin Alexander beat John Stout 11-7, 11-3, 11-5

Tony Riker beat Tony Prentice 11-7, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5

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Published March 08, 2023 at 7:41 am (Updated March 08, 2023 at 7:41 am)

Favourites through safely on opening day of Squash Championships

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