RESULTS: Carol Weymuller Open, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt Line Hansen (DEN) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
 Rebecca Chiu (HKG) bt [Q] Suzie Pierrepont (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 12-10
 Kasey Brown (AUS) bt [Q] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 11-8, 11-4, 11-8
 Samantha Teran (MEX) bt Latasha Khan (USA) 5-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7
 Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [Q] Olivia Blatchford (USA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
 Laura Massaro (ENG) bt Emma Beddoes (ENG) 11-4, 11-6, 14-12
[Q] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt  Engy Kheirallah (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8
 Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Tania Bailey (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 5-3 ret.
El Tayeb Takes Out Kheirallah In New York Upset
Egyptian teenager Nour El Tayeb celebrated one of her best ever wins by upsetting senior compatriot Engy Kheirallah in the opening round of the Women’s Carol Weymuller Open, the $42,450 WISPA World Tour squash event atHeights Casino in Brooklyn, New York.
In her maiden appearance in the established event which was launched in 1993, the 17-year-old qualifier from Cairo despatched sixth seed Kheirallah, ranked 12 in the world, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8.
“I don’t know what to say – I’ve never beaten Engy before,” said the excited Egyptian youngster who will now play Cairo-based Australian Rachael Grinham for a place in the semi-finals.
“She wasn’t at her best today and hit the tin a couple of times. I think that I played well, it was important to play a good length because she cuts it off so well.
“I have to play Rachael tomorrow,” added El Tayeb. “She is my favourite player! I hope that it is a good match!”
Second seed Grinham came through at the expense of England’s Tania Bailey after the unseeded former world No4 had to concede the match midway through the fourth game after experiencing breathing difficulties.
“It’s a shame the match had to end like that,” said Grinham, the 2006 champion. “She’s such an experienced player and fights so hard – so even if you are ahead you can’t let her in at all.
“I haven’t played Nour in a while, but I’m just happy to be back in court. Last week was my first WISPA event back after pulling my calf and being out for six weeks!”
Local interest in the event was represented by 17-year-old qualifiers Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford, and experienced former US national champion Latasha Khan.
Sobhy, the world junior champion from New York, put up a brave fight against Kasey Brown but went down 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 to the fast-improving fourth seed from Australia – while Egypt’s fifth seed Raneem El Weleily was too strong for Blatchford, winning 11-5, 11-5, 11-8.
But 37-year-old Khan gave seventh seed Samantha Teran a scare by taking the opening two games – before the Mexican upped her game to battle to a 5-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 win to earn her place in the quarter-finals.
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Rebecca Chiu (HKG)
 Kasey Brown (AUS) v  Samantha Teran (MEX)
 Laura Massaro (ENG) v  Raneem El Weleily (EGY)
 Rachael Grinham (AUS) v [Q] Nour El Tayeb (EGY)