David Ryan wins French Junior Open

Great result for Ireland at the French Junior Open in Lille: David Ryan, the number one seed in the U17’s draw, beat Ulster’s Michael Craig by three games to one. Michael, seeded 5-8, had beaten unseeded Benjamin Aubert of France in the quarters in what looked like four hard games. He followed this win with a clear 3:0 over another Frenchman in the semis, setting up an all Irish final. Ryan had not dropped a game until the final, but was pushed hard by his rival. Here’s a short snippet from squashsite.co.uk – you can read full tournament coverage here. Dan Zilic (with thanks to squashsite.co.uk )