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Canadians Advance In Manitoba

13 Mar 2009

Shawn Delierre and David Phillips carried home interest through to the last eight of the Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd Manitoba Open after surviving the first round of the $15,000 PSA Tour squash event at Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club in Winnipeg, Canada.

Delierre, the third seed who is ranked 63 in the world, defeated compatriot Tyler Hamilton, a qualifier from Dundas, Ontario, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5. The match was a little too close for comfort for the 26-year-old from Montreal.

"Tyler was coming off two tough matches in the qualifying round so I have to admit I may have been a bit too confident," said Delierre. "But he made some nice shots and got me a little bit worried. I'm certainly going to approach my next match with a different mindset. I really want to do well here."

Delierre will face Martin Knight of New Zealand. The seventh seed eliminated Robin Clarke of Kanata, Ontario, 11-6, 11-2, 13-11.

Phillips, seeded eighth, beat qualifier Cesar Salazar of Mexico in the maximum five games 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-3. Phillips faces fourth seed Campbell Grayson of New Zealand in his quarterfinal. Grayson bounced Dave Glass of Winnipeg 11-9, 12-10, 11-6.

1st round:
[1] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt Regardt Schonborn (RSA) 11-5, 11-7, 11-5
[6] Robbie Temple (ENG) bt [Q] Andrew McDougall (CAN) 11-9, 11-8, 11-3
[3] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [Q] Tyler Hamilton (CAN) 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5
[7] Martin Knight (NZL) bt Robin Clarke (CAN) 11-6, 11-2, 13-11
[8] David Phillips (CAN) bt [Q] Cesar Salazar (MEX) 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-3
[4] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Dave Glass (CAN) 11-9, 12-10, 11-6
[5] Bradley Hindle (AUS) bt [Q] Dane Sharp (CAN) 11-6, 13-11, 5-1 ret.
[2] Jonathan Kemp (ENG) bt Steve Finitsis (AUS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5