Australia's Sunil Seth stunned New Zealander Chris Lloyd in Saturday's first qualifying round of the Australian Open squash championship event in Canberra.
Playing the first match of the day, the world number 321 from Queensland outplayed Lloyd, a player ranked 178 places above him, to win in four games 11-9 11-8 5-11 11-7.
Seth spent over a year in England in 2011-12 and has only recently moved back to Australia to play on the Australian Squash Tour.
He said the move back had unsettled him, which had resulted in a series of disappointing results, and he said his win over Lloyd was just the tonic he needed.
Seth was in control for most of the first two games, jumping out to big leads and holding off fight-backs from the New Zealander as Lloyd struggled to cope with his pace around the court.
Seth suffered from nerves in the third game as Lloyd lifted, but he recovered to take the fourth relatively comfortably.
"I haven't won a lot of matches lately, there's been a lot of change coming back home from England - I'm just trying to get used to it again," Seth said.
"But finally I've won a match so I'm just happy that I won."
Seth now takes on fellow countryman Justin Beard, a 25-year-old from Adelaide who crushed Brisbane's Joshua Stack-Masula 11-4 11-6 11-6.
The two Scotsmen in action, Greg Lobban and Kevin Moran both enjoyed straight games wins - Lobban over Japan's Ben Takamizawa Harris 11-7 11-7 11-5 and Moran over dangerous Egyptian Tarek Salah Shehata 11-9 11-7 11-6.
Moran has a second difficult match on Sunday against Argentina's Gonzalo Miranda, who impressed in his 11-9 14-12 11-5 win over New Zealand's Joseph Watts.
Evergreen South Australian Mike Corren, who recently joined the Australian Institute of Sport, overcame Korean Sung Young Kim 11-4 11-6 10-12 11-6 to set up a qualifying final against Lobban.
Corren was in outstanding touch in the first two games only for Song to storm back and win the third in a tiebreak.
But the 38-year-old used all his experience to dominate the Korean in the fourth and take the match in 36 minutes.
Former touring professional Aaron Frankcomb showed he's lost little since leaving the tour when he disposed of West Australian Matthew Bridle 11-1 11-2 11-0.
The Tasmanian, who now is head pro at the Willoughby club in Sydney, was in total control as he moved into a clash with local favourite Joshua Larkin.
Other winners included top ranked qualifier Dick Lau from Hong Kong, popular New Zealander Kashif Shuja, recent Tasmanian Open winner Aqeel Rehman of Austria and Australian duo Jamie McErvale and Nathan Stevenson.