Squash: Kempsell struggles past Iranian to make quarters

Edinburgh top seed Dougie Kempsell had to struggle through a five-game match before claiming his quarter-final place at the Scottish Junior Open Squash Championships at Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton.

Kempsell, the Scottish under-17 champion, is in the under-19 section and he looked in danger of making a shock exit before he came from behind to defeat Iran's Effan Janshidi 11-6, 5-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8.

Inverness star Greg Lobban, the No.?2 seed, had an easier passage when he beat Australia's Christopher Badenhorst 11-1, 11-1 ,11-3. Another three Scots made the last eight - the Aberdeen pair of Chris Leiper and Ally McQorquodale plus Ewen Urquhart (Crieff).

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Leiper knocked out American Danial Saleem 14-12, 11-8, 11-7 and McQorquodale ousted Ireland's Michael Stewart 9-11, 11-4, 14-12, 11-7.

In a marathon all-Scottish clash, Urquhart finally overcame David Jones (Perth) 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 and now faces Lobban for a place in the semi-finals while Kempsell takes on American Nick Schreiber.

Lobban's younger sister, Kirsty, starts her defence of the girls' under-15 title today while under-19 favourite Mhairi Charlton (Aberdeen) has withdrawn.