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French world No. 8 Mathieu Castagnet ended Todd Harrity’s run in the 2015 Men’s World Championship round of thirty-two Tuesday evening at Meydenbaur Center in Bellevue, Washington.
On Sunday, Harrity became the first American male to to win a main draw match at the men’s world championship since Bill Andruss in 1977, pulling off a career-high upset against Scotland’s world No. 34 Alan Clyne.
It was a different story Tuesday on the ASB GlassCourt, as Castagnet defeated Harrity in an entertaining thirty-nine-minute match 11-4, 11-5, 11-7. The victory marked the Frenchman’s first appearance in the last sixteen at the men’s world championship.
“I’m pretty happy with how I played during this tournament—I don’t think anyone expected me to get this far, ” Harrity said.
“Today he was too good for me, but I’m happy with my performance. There are more and more tournaments taking place here in the United States and to have the biggest event in the sport here is great for squash in this country.
“With guys like myself, Chris Hanson and Chris Gordon starting to do better on the tour and more tournaments coming here then hopefully more people here will start to take notice of squash.”
On his opponent Castagnet said: “I want to congratulate Todd, he’s a great player and he reached the final in Pakistan a few weeks ago—it’s not easy to do that and he played really well today.”
Although Princeton’s Harrity has exited the tournament, there will be Ivy League representation in the last sixteen after Harvard graduate Ali Farag upset world No. 13 Max Lee in three games and forty-one minutes.
All ASB GlassCourt matches are streaming live on SquashTV.