Surrey’s Charles Sharpes registered one of the best PSA Tour wins of his career last night when he knocked second seed Alister Walker out of the $25,000 Pittsburgh Open in the USA.

The 22-year-old world no.68, who had to come through qualifying to make the first round, routed the 21st-ranked Walker 13-11, 11-9, 11-4 in 42 minutes.

Sharpes now takes on another qualifier – Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, who is 74th in the world – in the quarter-finals.

In the qualifying rounds Sharpes beat American DeWayne Tuthill 3/0 and Canadian Michael McCue 3/1.

Derbyshire’s Joel Hinds, a wildcard entry, was unable to make it an English double, going down 11-13, 11-7, 3-11, 3-11 in 52 minutes to fourth-seeded Scot Alan Clyne.

from England Squash & Racketball – News