Sweden Qualifying Update: Comeback King Coleman Progresses to Main Draw
England’s Ben Coleman came through a second successive five-game-thriller in the qualifying stages of the 2016 UCS Swedish Open, PSA M70 tournament, coming back from 2-0 down to defeat compatriot Joe Lee.
Coleman, who overturned a 2-1 deficit in the first qualifying round against Peter Creed, found himself on the back foot early on and looked to be heading out of the event before a virtuoso display in the final three games saw him storm back to take a 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 victory.
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The World No.51, who is making his debut at the Swedish Open, will face title favourite Simon Rösner in the main draw’s first round.
Former World No.9 Laurens Jan Anjema continued his flawless qualifying campaign with a straight games triumph over Eddie Charlton. The experienced Dutchman was in command through the fixture and kept his opponent at arm’s length to take the win in three. Anjema will do battle with Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open runner-up Cameron Pilley next for a place in the quarter-final.
Elsewhere, second qualifying seed Olli Tuominen came out on top of his all-Finnish encounter with Henrik Mustonen and surged to an impressive 3-0 victory to set up a first round meeting with Daryl Selby.
Lucas Serme prevailed over Kristian Frost Olesen in their final qualifying round tie with the promising Frenchman taking the victory without dropping a game. Serme will hope to keep up his perfect displays in Sweden so far when he lines up against Fares Dessouki in the opening round of the main draw.
Results – Final Qualifying Round: UCS Swedish Open 2016
 Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Eddie Charlton (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (41m)
 Ben Coleman (ENG) bt  Joe Lee (ENG) 3-2: 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 (79m)
 Lucas Serme (FRA) bt  Kristian Frost Olesen (DEN) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (47m)
 Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt  Henrik Mustonen (FIN) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 (25m)
Main Draw – First Round
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) v [WC] Rasmus Hult (SWE)
Greg Lobban (SCO) v  Chris Simpson (ENG)
 Daryl Selby (ENG) v [Q] Olli Tuominen (FIN)
Alan Clyne (SCO) v  Max Lee (HKG)
 Tarek Momen (EGY) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
[Q] Lucas Serme (FRA) v  Fares Dessouki (EGY)
 Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [Q] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED)
[Q] Ben Coleman (ENG) v  Simon Rösner (GER)
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