The Manchester Open gets underway at the National Squash Centre today, and we will be streaming live action from both courts.
The permanent glass court, which was the show court for the early editions of this Silver level tournament, will be Court G2 this week. Meanwhile, the temporary show court will be housed in the same venue, the court which saw Joel Makin and Joelle King take the victories at this tournament last year.
Court G1, the temporary court, will be streamed live on SQUASHTV, while Court G2 will be shown live on the Manchester Open Squash website. Live scores, as always will be available on the PSA World Tour website here.
The action on both courts will get underway at 12:00 (GMT +1), with France’s Enora Villard taking on Egypt’s Nadine Shahin to get the day’s play on Court G1 started. Meanwhile, Malaysian No.1 Sivasangari Subramaniam and South African No.1 Alexandra Fuller kick things off on Court G2.
The two tournament wildcards will be among the English contingent in action on Court G1 on the opening day. Saran Nghiem takes on Yathreb Adel, while Finnlay Withington faces the tough test of former World No.3 Omar Mosaad.
Elsewhere, Lucy Turmel and Adrian Waller will be in action in the opening session. They take on Egypt’s Farida Mohamed and India’s Saurav Ghosal, respectively. Jasmine Hutton faces Finland’s Emilia Soini in the last women’s match, before Patrick Rooney and George Parker go head-to-head in the final match of the day.
Court G2 has a more international feel to it, with 12 nationalities represented across the 16 players in action. After Subramaniam and Fuller kick things off, Mexican No.1 Leonel Cardenas takes on Egypt’s Yahya Elnawasany in the first men’s match.
Cardenas’ compatriot, Cesar Salazar, will be in action later on in the day, taking on Egypt’s Aly Abou Eleinen, now at a career-high of World No.22 following his third round appearance at the PSA World Championships.
Japan’s Satomi Watanabe, Welshwoman Emily Whitlock, Switzerland’s Cindy Merlo and England’s Katie Malliff will all feature on the opening day, with the day’s play ending with an all-European clash. Spain’s Iker Pajares Bernabeu and France’s Gregoire Marche will face off for a place in the second round.