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Krajcsak Crashes Out While English Players Dominate Hungarian Qualifiers

28 Sep 2006

Three English players made it into the main draw of the Hungarian Open, while local hero Mark Krajcsak crashed out in the qualifying finals of the 5-star PSA Tour event in Budapest, Hungary.

Krajcsak, runner-up in the World University Championship earlier in the month, battled for 53 minutes against Dylan Bennett, but ultimately went down 11-9, 11-10 (3-1), 11-5 to the Dutchman - who goes on to face England's No7 seed Joey Barrington in the first round.

Daryl Selby, Stacey Ross and Alister Walker all survived all-English encounters to win places in the main draw of the $50,000 event in Budapest.

Selby fought back from a game down to beat Bradley Ball - last week's winner of the Ciutat de Barcelona Open in Spain - 11-9, 9-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-5 in exactly an hour. The 23-year-old from Essex now faces fellow Englishman Lee Beachill, the third seed, in the main draw.

Qualifying finals:
Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Bradley Ball (ENG) 11-9, 9-11, 11-10 (2-0), 11-5 (60m)
Stacey Ross (ENG) bt Alex Stait (ENG) 11-8, 11-10 (2-0), 11-4 (35m)
Dylan Bennett (NED) bt Mark Krajcsak (HUN) 11-9, 11-10 (3-1), 11-5 (53m)
Alister Walker (ENG) bt Scott Handley (ENG) 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3 (42m)