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Tesni Evans at the US Open

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World No.12 Tesni Evans beat the World No 5 Joelle King 3:2 to reach the last 16 of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. The Welsh No.1 was drawn against Sarah-Jane Perry in the quarter-finals. Tesni had lost to Perry in their six previous meetings on the PSA Tour including the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games singles event on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
Yesterday (11 October) Tesni put in a magnificent performance as she fought back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the World No.8. She will be the first Welsh player since coach David Evans in 2000 to reach the last four of a major PSA Tour event and will play the current World Champion later today.

We'll all be cheering for you Tesni!

Results – Women’s Quarter-Finals
[12] Tesni Evans (WAL) bt [8] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-2: 11-9, 5-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5 (71m)
[2] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [7] Laura Massaro (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 12-10 (32m)

Draw – Women’s Semi-Finals: To Play October 12
[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [5] Camille Serme (FRA)
[12] Tesni Evans (WAL) v [2] Raneem El Welily (EGY)

 


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