Evans And Makin Making Progress In Philadelphia

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Evans And Makin Making Progress In Philadelphia

Wales squash stars Tesni Evans and Joel Makin have both qualified for the last 16 of the US Open in Philadelphia.

Evans beat Egypt’s Mariam Metwally 3-1 in 44 minutes of action, triumphing 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, in her second round match.

Next up for the world No 12 from Rhyl – who had a first round bye – is a clash with No 2 seed Joelle King of New Zealand.

Makin, who has reached a career high 33 in the world, come through a gruelling 86 minute battle with France’s Mathieu Castagnet 4-11, 15-13, 15-9, 12-10.

The 23-year-old from Haverfordwest, now based in Birmingham, had needed just 39 minutes to see off Qatar’s Abdullah  Al-Tamimi 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 in the first round.

Unseeded Makin will face Egypt’s No 2 seed Ali Farag in the third round.


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