Grayson takes main-draw role

Auckland's Campbell Grayson has qualified for the main draw of the World Squash Open in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, this week.

Grayson, ranked 61st in the world, beat Australian Wade Johnstone 11-6 11-6 11-7 to make the main draw. However, he faces the tournament second seed, Ramy Ashour of Egypt, in the first round.

New Zealand No1 Martin Knight, of Wellington, who has a world rank of 43, is in the main draw on his ranking.

He faces 48th-ranked Jan Koukal, from the Czech Republic, in the first round.

Waikato's Kylie Lindsay had a bye in round one of the women's qualifying.

She will face England's Leonie Holt to qualify. Lindsay is ranked 48th, while Holt is 95th.

Kiwi No1, Waikato's Joelle King, is the 10th seed in the main draw. She faces a qualifier first up, with a potential clash against second seed Jenny Duncalf, of England, in the second round.

Jaclyn Hawkes, who is ranked 16th in the world, is up against India's Dipika Palikal, who is ranked 19th, in the first round of the main draw.

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