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Liquorland Howick Open: Tournament Preview

The last event of the week to take place on the Challenger Tour comes from Auckland, New Zealand, with the Liquorland Howick Open beginning on Friday 16 July.

The Challenger 5 and 3 level draws are restricted to only those currently living in Australia and New Zealand, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Just a single Australian is in the tournament, with World No.137 Joseph White being the No.2 seed in the men’s event. He will be behind only top seed Lwamba Chileshe in the draw, while younger brother Temwa, and Joel Arscott, will be the other challengers for the title.

Abbie Palmer will be the top seed in the women’s draw, with juniors Ella Lash, Katie Templeton, Sophie Hodges and Dora Galloway also aiming for glory. Former World No.35 Amanda Landers-Murphy is also in the tournament as a wildcard.

The event takes place from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 July at the Howick Squash Club in Auckland. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

Men’s First Round Draw: Liqourland Howick Open
[1] Lwamba Chileshe (NZL) v Glenn Templeton (NZL)
Anthony Lepper (NZL) v [7] Elijah Thomas (NZL)
[5] Zac Millar (NZL) v Finn Trimble (NZL)
Apa Fatialofa Junior (NZL) v [4] Joel Arscott (NZL)
[3] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) v Michael Shelton Agar (NZL)
Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist (NZL) v [8] William Donnelly (NZL)
[6] Sion Wiggin (NZL) v Mason Smales (NZL)
Leo Fatialofa (NZL) v [2] Joseph White (AUS)

Women’s First Round Draw: Liqourland Howick Open
[1] Abbie Palmer (NZL) v [WC] Rachel McLoed (NZL)
[WC] Annmarie Holst (NZL) v [8] Abbie Holmes (NZL)
[5] Dora Galloway (NZL) v [WC] Tyler Duberly (NZL)
[WC] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) v [4] Sophie Hodges (NZL)
[3] Katie Templeton (NZL) v [WC] Charlotte Galloway (NZL)
[WC] Anne Leakey (NZL) v [6] Kayti Carrick (NZL)
[7] Maiden-Lee Coe (NZL) v [WC] Crystal Tahata (NZL)
[WC] Devon Wright (NZL) v [2] Ella Lash (NZL)

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