Favorite Power Draws Jenson in Motor City Opener
RESULTS: Volvo Motor City Squash Open, Detroit, USA
Top seed Jonathon Power, the world No. 4 from Canada, has drawn Australian qualifier Dan Jenson in the opening round of the Volvo Motor City Squash Open in Detroit, USA.
Jenson, a former world No5 making his comeback after a number of injuries, defeated Dutchman Tommy Berden 15-11 17-14 15-13 in the final qualifying round to earn a main draw clash with Power, an unexpected quarterfinal casualty in the US Open at the beginning of the week.
France's Thierry Lincou, Power's conqueror in Boston and seeded to meet the Canadian again in Saturday's Motor City final, takes on English qualifier James Willstrop in the first round after the World Junior Champion beat compatriot Jonathan Kemp 11, 11, 9 in the qualifying finals.
The quality of the field for the $30,000 PSA Tour event is shown by the standout first round encounter between eighth-seeded Canadian Graham Ryding and England's Nick Taylor -- a repeat of the 2002 final which was won by the Englishman in four games!
1st round draw:
 Jonathon Power (CAN) v [Q] Dan Jenson (AUS)
 Simon Parke (ENG) v Paul Price (AUS)
 Karim Darwish (EGY) v Rodney Durbach (RSA)
 Graham Ryding (CAN) v Nick Taylor (ENG)
 Martin Heath (SCO) v [Q] Joey Barrington (ENG)
 Amr Shabana (EGY) v [Q] Shahier Razik (CAN)
 Mark Chaloner (ENG) v Victor Berg (CAN)
 Thierry Lincou (FRA) v [Q] James Willstrop (ENG)
Shahier Razik (CAN) d Jan Koukal (CZE) 13, 11, 13
James Willstrop (ENG) d Jonathan Kemp (ENG) 11, 11, 9
Joey Barrington (ENG) d Davide Bianchetti (ITA) (8), (9), 12, 15, 6
Dan Jensen (AUS) d Tommy Berden (NED) 11, 17-14, 13
Issued on behalf of: PSA For further information: Howard Harding