American Trio Advances to Salt Lake City Quarterfinals

Photos by: Morgan Leigh Photography
Khan (l) against Salazar (image: Morgan Leigh Photography)

Americans Todd Harrity, Chris Gordon and Faraz Khan advanced to the quarterfinals of the $15,000 Wasatch Advisors Salt Lake City Open Wednesday night at Squash Works in Utah.

Harrity, the two seed, and Gordon, the three seed, are the highest-seeded players remaining after Mexican top seed Arturo Salazar was forced to concede his match against Khan after two games due to injury. Khan will face New Zealand’s seven seed Martin Knight for a spot in the semifinals.

Gordon, world No. 55, will face Mexican five seed Alfredo Avila in the quarterfinals after a three-game victory against England’s Reuben Phillips. Avila, former world No. 35 and current No. 75, defeated Gordon in their only previous match up in the 2016 Squash Colombia Open.

In the bottom half of the draw, Harrity recovered from losing the first game against Cayman Islander Cameron Stafford to reach the quarterfinals in four games. The two-time U.S. champion will take on Australian eight seed Joshua Larkin for a place in the semifinals.

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