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History on the line at British squash open tomorrow

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A lot of history is on the line when the quarter-finals of the British Squash Open are played tomorrow (Saturday) morning in Hull, England.

Both Joelle King and Paul Coll are through to the quarter-finals and play their matches in the early hours which and can be watched live on PSA facebook

Waikato’s King, the tournament fifth seed plays world No.3 seed Nour El Tayeb (Egypt) at 3am NZT. King and Tayeb are 4-4 in head-to-head contests with King winning their last encounter in straight games on her way to the Hong Kong title late last year.

In the men’s draw Greymouth’s fourth seeded Coll faces 34th ranked Mazen Hesham (Egypt). They have not played each other in competition play previously. Their match is scheduled for 2am NZT.

The last time two New Zealand players made the men’s and women’s quarter-finals at the British Open was 1992 when Ross Norman reached the quarters and Susan Devoy won the women’s title.

The last time two New Zealand players of the same sex made the quarters was in 2001; Leilani Joyce and Carol Owens. Joyce lost in the semis and Owens was a finalist.

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