Scots Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban earned plenty of plaudits by reaching the semi-finals of the $10,000 Edinburgh Squash Open held at the Sports Club, Belford Road, over the weekend.
Clyne, the world No. 37, found world No. 10 and eventual winner Daryl Selby of England just too strong in going down 3-1, while Lobban, the world No. 82, surpassed himself by beating Englishman Joe Lee, ranked No. 37, before going down to world No. 21 Adrian Grant.
In the ladies’ final, world No. 66 ranked Habiba Mohamed of Egypt beat world No. 38 Coline Aumard of France who retired injured in the first game.
Clyne and Lobban compete in the British Open doubles in Glasgow this week.