Jersey Squash Classic quarter-finals under way

The quarter-finals of the Jersey Squash Classic are under way after an intense first round that saw a major upset in the men's.

Michael Harris beat second seed Ashley Davies in three tough games, gaining a measure of revenge for his semi-final defeat at the hands of Davies last year when it was Harris who was the second seed.

Davies recovered from a slow start to narrowly lose the first, then failed to convert a game ball in the second before losing a little composure as the third slipped away.

An unseeded semi-finalist - from Bristol - is guaranteed after qualifier Sam Ellis pulled off one of his best wins in coming from a game down to beat fifth-seeded South African Tristan Eysele.

Top seed Matthew Hopkin recovered from a game down to beat qualifier Connor Sheen, and he'll meet unseeded Italian Yuri Farnetti, who came from two games down and 7-10 in the fifth to beat sixth seed Bermudian Micah Franklin.

Third seeded Egyptian Youssef Soliman, who only flew in just in time for his match, looked impressive as he beat wildcard Matt Sidaway in straight games, and he'll meet eighth seeded Czech Ondrej Uherka, who beat training partner Robert Dadds in three.

Rui Soares, the third seed from Portugal, almost blew a two game lead against young English qualifier James Peach.

Soares meets another Englishman in Nick Mulvey, the seventh seed who ended the run of Italian qualifier Olivero Ventrice in four close games.

The top four seeds in the inaugural women's draw are safely through to tomorrow's quarter-finals, but three of them will face unexpected opposition.

Millie Tomlinson settled quickly to beat Welsh qualifier Nia Davies, and she'll face qualifier Rachael Chadwick who beat fifth seed Alison Thomson in three well contested games.

Georgina Kennedy, the fourth seeded English U21 and U23 champion, eased past lucky loser Sarah Mekhalfi and faces further French opposition in qualifier Laura Pomportes.

Third seed Alexandra Fuller from South Africa battled past Leonie Holt in three games.

Fuller now meets Nadia Pfister, the Swiss who made it to PSA quarter-finals for the first time as she beat French qualifier Julie Rossignol in five fast-paced games.

Second seedHania El Hammamy raced past local wildcard Beth Garton and the Egyptian, like Soliman a reigning British Junior Open champion, meets New Zealand'sEleanor Epke who won the longest women's match of the day as she edged past seventh seed Jess Davis in five games.