Tesni Evans looking at top five place in world.

Tesni Fends Off Fightback To Reach Semis In Monte Carlo

Tesni Evans powered her way into the semi-finals of the $18,000 Monte Carlo Classic on Wednesday night.

The world No 9 fended off a third set fight-back by Melissa Alves to win 11-5, 11-2, 6-11, 12-10 in 42 minutes against her French opponent.

Evans’ rewarded is a semi-final game against England’s Millie Tomlinson, who is ranked 25 in the world.

The Derby-born player, seeded three for the event at the Monaco Squash Club, won her quarter-final 11-7, 11-7, 14-12 against countrywoman Julianne Courtice,

Cardiff-born Evans is the second seed and is scheduled to meet world No 8 and top seed Laura Massaro in the final.

Massaro will face Egypt’s Mayar Hany in the semi having come from a set down to beat Canada’s Samantha Cornett 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9 in a 49 minute battle

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