Squash goes to seedings in Glasgow

2:11 pm on 25 July 2014

Two New Zealand men and two women's squash players have claimed a place in the last 16 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Campbell Grayson, the 12th seed, thrashed Bermuda's Micah Franklin 11-1, 11-1, 11-4 in just 21 minutes, while 13th seed Martin Knight took almost an hour to see off local Kevin Moran 11-4, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6.

Unseeded New Zealander Paul Coll fell in straight sets to fourth-seeded Indian Saurav Ghosal, going down 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 in 43 minutes.

It was a similar story in the women's event, with third-seeded Joelle King and 16th seed Megan Craig making the last 16, while unseeded Amanda Landers-Murphy was knocked out.

Knight only needed 17 minutes to eliminate Jersey's Sarah Taylor 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 while Craig demolished Kenya's Safina Madhani in just 11 minutes, winning 11-1, 11-2, 11-2.

Eighth-seeded Englishwoman Jenny Duncalf had little trouble with Landers-Murphy, winning 11-2, 11-0, 11-8 in 29 minutes, as the top 16 women's seeds, led by Malaysia's defending champion Nicol David, moved comfortably into the last 16 of the event.

Knight now faces second seeded Englishman James Willstrop for a place in the quarter-finals, while Grayson has an easier path against unseeded Zambian Kelvin Ndhlovu.

Craig has the unenviable task of trying to topple Malaysia's world number one Nicol David, while King plays 12th-seeded Indian Joshana Chinappa.