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Dynam Cup SQ-Cube Open: Tournament Preview

The last event of the week on the Challenger Tour is the Dynam Cup SQ-Cube Open, which takes place at Yokohama Squash Stadium from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 September.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Challenger 5 level tournament, which features both men’s and women’s draws, will be run with domestic entrants only.

Two non-Japanese players will feature in the tournament in Yokohama, with the Pakistani duo of Shahzad Ali and Muhammad Haris Iqbal both in action in the men’s event.

Tomotaka Endo will be the top seed in the men’s event, with Naoki Hayashi and Ryunosuke Tsukue his nearest challengers. The two Pakistanis also feature in the top five seeds.

Satomi Watanabe will lead the women’s draw, with compatriots Risa Sugimoto, Akari Midorikawa and Kumuri Takahashi as the nearest contenders for the prize come Monday evening.

The event takes place from Sunday 19 to Monday 20 September at Yokohama Squash Stadium. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

Men’s First Round Draw: Dynam Cup SQ-Cube Open
[1] Tomotaka Endo (JPN) v Tomomine Murayama (JPN)
Kanta Ito (JPN) v [7] Naoki Sone (JPN)
[5] Shahzad Ali (PAK) v Hiromichi Suzuki (JPN)
Yuta Ando (JPN) v [3] Ryunosuke Tsukue (JPN)
[4] Muhammad Haris Iqbal (PAK) v Yuta Kiyosawa (JPN)
Yujin Ikeda (JPN) v [8] Kosei Toki (JPN)
[6[ Shota Yasunari (JPN) v Ren Makino (JPN)
Yuki Tokuhara (JPN) v [2] Naoki Hayashi (JPN)

Women’s First Round Draw: Dynam Cup SQ-Cube Open
[1] Satomi Watanabe (JPN) – [Bye]
Ryoko Kadota (JPN) v [7] Sato Mayuki (JPN)
[5] Yukino Sakurai (JPN) v Himari Sakata (JPN)
Himari Midorikawa (JPN) v [4] Kumuri Takahashi (JPN)
[3] Akari Midorikawa (JPN) – [Bye]
Reina Epato (JPN) v [8] Chinatsu Matsui (JPN)
[6] Ayaka Matsuzawa (JPN) v Waka Tachibana (JPN)
[2] Risa Sugimoto (JPN) – [Bye]

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