Day one at the Bangor Karakal Classic.

Day one at the Bangor Karakal Classic.

Day one was a great day of squash at the Bangor Karakal Classic, and a personal highlight for qualifier Lucy Beecroft as she knocked out the number 3 seed and world number 60 Lucy Turmel in a great 3-1 encounter which that seemed to have everything.

Karakal's Ali Hemingway was the sole Welsh winner as the 7th seed came through in three games against wildcard entrant Ciara Richards. Ali will now play the giant killing Lucy Beecroft.

All the other seeds made it safely through to the quarter finals, so we're looking forward to some more great matches today.


[1] Lisa Aitken (Sco) 3-0 [Q] Laura Tovar (Col) 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 (21m)
[5] Chloe Mesic (Fra) 3-0 Charlotte Jagger (Eng) 11-6, 11-1, 11-3 (20m)
[8] Grace Gear (Eng) 3-0 Farah Momen (Egy) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (24m)
[4] Rachael Chadwick (Eng) 3-1 [Q] Jenny Haley (Wal) 11-2, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 (29m)
[Q] Lucy Beecroft (Eng) 3-1 [3] Lucy Turmel (Eng) 9-11, 11-9, 12-10, 15-13 (52m)
[7] Ali Hemingway (Wal) 3-0 [wc] Ciara Richards (Wal) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (21m)
[6] Cristina Gomez (Esp) 3-1 Lowri Roberts (Wal) 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 11-1 (28m)
[2] Enora Villard (Fra) 3-1 [Q] Georgia Adderley (Sco) 11-5, 11-13, 11-2, 11-2 (47m)

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