Tesni Evans saw her Manchester Open hopes ended in last eight

Tesni Evans And Joel Makin Bow Out Of Manchester Open In Quarter-Finals.

Tesni Evans and Joel Makin saw their PSA Manchester Open run ended at the quarter-finals.

Wales’ top duo both went out against higher-seeded opponents after last eight battles.

Evans, seeded seven, lost in straight games to England’s Sarah-Jane Perry 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 in 34 minutes.

Tesni Evans obeying the COVID-19 rules at Manchester Open

The Rhyl-based player had come through her two previous games 3-2 on her return after an ankle injury then the COVID-19 suspension kept her off court for eight months.

Evans has had several battles with Perry in recent years, but this time her English rival came out on top.

But Evans – who had had only 17 minutes of court action before this week’s tournament -will have benefitted from vital game time.

Makin, seeded No 8, put up a defiant display against world No 1 and top seed Mohamed El Shorbagy.

At the double: Joel Makin saw his hopes ended in last eight.

The Egyptian took the first two games 11-4, 11-7 before Makin, who had won his first matches 3-0, fought back to win the third 11-8.

But after 70 gruelling minutes, Makin saw his tournament ended after losing the fourth game 11-7.

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