Laurens Jan Anjema is looking to reach his first main draw of the year
Sweden Qualifying Update: Anjema Arrows Through in Swedish Open Qualifying
Experienced Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema took a step closer to the main draw of the 2016 UCS Swedish Open, PSA M70 event after the World No.41 came up with a straightforward victory over Welshman Joel Makin in the opening round of qualifying.
Anjema, who has battled back from a career-threatening foot injury sustained in 2014, was in commanding form throughout the 43-minute encounter and attacked with a ferocity and flair that was reminiscent of his best form when he was ranked at World No.9.
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The 33-year-old, who completed the win with an 11-7, 11-3, 11-6 scoreline, will face England’s Eddie Charlton for a place in the main draw action with Charlton’s impressive victory over fifth qualifying seed Charles Sharpes allowing him to progress.
Sharpes was the only seed to fall by the wayside however, with all of the other results going in the favour of the higher seeded players. Sixth seed Ben Coleman faced real resistance from the energetic Peter Creed though and had to come back from 2-1 down to take the win in five. Coleman will face fellow Englishman Joe Lee in the final round of qualifying thanks to Lee’s impressive dismantling of Bjorn Angtoft for the loss of just three points throughout the whole encounter.
Finland’s Olli Tuominen had an easier time of things against local player Carl Remle as he swept to the victory in straight games. The 2002 runner-up will go head-to-head with compatriot Henrik Mustonen in the next round after the experienced campaigner defeated Miko Aijanen 3-0.
Lucas Serme and Kristian Frost Olesen will face off in the other final qualifying round fixture, meanwhile, after they rose to triumph over Viktor Hogberg and Tom Ford, respectively.
Results – First Qualifying Round: UCS Swedish Open 2016
 Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Joel Makin (WAL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-6 (44m)
Eddie Charlton (ENG)  bt Charles Sharpes (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (43m)
 Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN) bt Tom Ford (ENG) 3-1: 8-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (65m)
 Lucas Serme (FRA) bt [L] Viktor Hogberg (SWE) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 (23m)
 Joe Lee (ENG) bt [L] Bjorn Angtoft (SWE) 3-0: 11-2, 11-1, 11-0 (21m)
 Ben Coleman (ENG) bt Peter Creed (WAL) 3-2: 5-11, 11-6, 11-13, 12-10, 11-7 (88m)
 Henrik Mustonen (FIN) bt [L] Miko Äijänen (FIN) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 (19m)
 Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt [L] Carl Remle (SWE) 3-0: 11-6, 11-1, 11-1 (22m)
Draw – Final Qualifying Round
 Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v Eddie Charlton (ENG)
 Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN) v  Lucas Serme (FRA)
 Joe Lee (ENG) v  Ben Coleman (ENG)
 Henrik Mustonen (FIN) v  Olli Tuominen (FIN)
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