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Coll Headlines Day One of ToC Qualification

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The opening day of qualification at the 2017 J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA World Series tournament saw New Zealand’s Paul Coll move to within one win of a maiden main draw appearance at the prestigious tournament taking place in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

Coll, who claimed a place inside the world’s top 20 this month after December’s stunning Channel VAS Championship title triumph, overcame Mexico’s Arturo Salazar in straight games and he will take on fellow Kiwi Campbell Grayson for a place in the main draw.

There were also five US representatives in action during the first round of qualifying, but they all fell in defeat, with United States No.2 Christopher Gordon coming the closest to victory as he took a game off Switzerland’s Nicolas Mueller.

Results – First Qualifying Round: 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions
[8] Paul Coll (NZL) bt Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (35m)
[15] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-1: 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 (43m)
[L] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [14] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 (45m)
[7] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Christopher Gordon (USA) 3-1: 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4 (40m)
[6] Tom Richards (ENG) bt Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-1: 6-11, 11-6, 14-12, 11-3 (47m)
[12] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt [L] Chris Hanson (USA) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 11-7 (43m)
[10] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt [L] Andrew Douglas (USA) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 11-4 (43m)
[3] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt [L] David Cromwell (USA) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 (23m)
[2] Gregoire Marche (FRA) bt [L] Ramit Tandon (IND) 3-2: 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9 (81m)
[9] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt Joel Makin (WAL) 3-2: 7-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 14-12 (76m)
[13] Declan James (ENG) bt Farhan Zaman (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 12-10 (41m)
[5] Leo Au (HKG) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (46m)
[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [L] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (34m)
[11] Adrian Waller (ENG) bt [L] Tyler Osborne (CAN) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (28m)
[16] Raphael Kandra (GER) bt Ivan Yuen (MAS) 3-1 13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7 (57m)
[1] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt [L] Faraz Khan (USA) 3-0: 11-6, 14-12, 11-7 (31m)

Draw – Final Qualifying Round
[8] Paul Coll (NZL) v [15] Campbell Grayson (NZL)
[L] Alister Walker (BOT) v [7] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
[6] Tom Richards (ENG) v [12] Lucas Serme (FRA)
[10] Alan Clyne (SCO) v [3] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
[2] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v [9] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)
[13] Declan James (ENG) v [5] Leo Au (HKG)
[4] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v [11] Adrian Waller (ENG)
[16] Raphael Kandra (GER) v [1] Cesar Salazar (MEX)

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