Title favourite Reiko Peter made a winning start to his campaign at the Pilatus Cup, PSA M5 tournament with a confident 3-0 victory over wildcard, compatriot and tournament promoter Remo Handl seeing him through to the quarter-final on home soil in Kriens, Switzerland.
Peter blitzed to a one-game lead and it was one that he wouldn’t relinquish as his consistent hitting caused problems for Handl and he recorded an 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 triumph to reach the last eight.
“It was a good first round,” said Peter.
“I know Remo has been organising a lot and wasn’t playing much, so a huge thank you to him for all the work he does for the squash festival.”
The World No.77 is in line to play another fellow Swiss competitor in Jonas Daehler after the number five seed came through an almighty five-game affair with English youngster Patrick Rooney.
Another all-Swiss first round battle took place between 18-year-old qualifier Dimitri Steinmann and Manuel Wanner, with the former overcoming his more experienced opponent in straight games. Up next for Steinmann is second seed Joshua Larkin, who eased past Enzo Corigliano in three.
Fourth seed Benjamin Fischer makes up the Swiss quarter-final quartet thanks to his win over Alex Noakes and his reward is an upcoming fixture Peruvian qualifier Andres Duany, who advanced courtesy of an impressive 3-1 victory against Patrick Miescher.
Martin Svec and Victor Crouin will contest the other quarter-final fixture after they claimed respective wins against Emyr Evans and Christopher Binnie.
Results – First Round: Pilatus Cup 2016
 Reiko Peter (SUI) bt [WC] Remo Handl (SUI) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-7
 Jonas Daehler (SUI) bt Patrick Rooney (ENG) 3-2: 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 6-11, 11-3
[Q] Andres Duany (PER) bt  Patrick Miescher (SUI) 3-1: 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8
 Benjamin Fischer (SUI) bt Alex Noakes (ENG) 3-0: 14-12, 11-4, 11-5
[Q] Victor Crouin (FRA) bt  Christopher Binnie (JAM) 3-2: 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6
 Martin Svec (CZE) bt Emyr Evans (WAL) 3-2: 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3
[Q] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt  Manuel Wanner (SUI) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
 Joshua Larkin (AUS) bt [Q] Enzo Corigliano (FRA) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 11-8
Draw – Quarter-Final
 Reiko Peter (SUI) v  Jonas Daehler (SUI)
[Q] Andres Duany (PER) v  Benjamin Fischer (SUI)
[Q] Victor Crouin (FRA) v  Martin Svec (CZE)
[Q] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) v  Joshua Larkin (AUS)