Mazen Hesham, Alan Clyne, Cesar Salazar & Greg Lobban Qualify For AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix

Clyne, the 28-year-old World No.38, booked his place in the main draw with impressive consecutive 3-0 victories over Alex Noakes and Henrik Mustonen while Lobban, the 22-year-old World No.63 and a last minute call-up to the competition, finds himself in the main draw fortuitously after both Tom Richards and Shaun Le Roux picked up injuries ruling them out of competition.
 
Clyne will now face Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the first round while Lobban will take on three-time World Champion and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner Nick Matthew in an intriguing encounter.
 
Elsewhere Mexican Cesar Salazar saw off Frenchman Lucas Serme 3-1 to book his place against World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy in round one while Egyptian Mezan Hesham beat Finnish No.1 Olli Tuominen and will now face Mathieu Castagnet.
 
AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix - Qualifying Finals:
[6] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt [1] Olli Tuominen (FIN) 3-0: 11-9, 14-12, 12-10 (45m)
[5] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt [4] Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 3-0: 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
[7] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 3-1: 12-10, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5 (60m)
Greg Lobban (SCO) bt [8] Shaun Le Roux (RSA) - walkover
 
AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix – Manchester 2014
1st Round Draw – Friday November 5:

[1] Gregory Gaultier (FRA) v [WC] Richie Fallows (ENG)
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [5] Peter Barker (ENG)
[6] Daryl Selby (ENG) v Fares Dessouki (EGY)
[Q] Greg Lobban (SCO) v [3] Nick Matthew (ENG)
[4] Borja Golan (ESP) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
[Q] Alan Clyne (SCO) v [7] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)
[8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v [Q] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v [2] Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY)
 
The AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix will be staged from the 5th to 8th December at National Squash Centre in Manchester.
 
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Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban, the Scottish national No.1 and No.2 respectively, successfully came through qualification to book their berths in the first round of the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix which gets underway at the National Squash Centre in Manchester today, Friday November 5.