Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Sarah-Jane Perry and former World No.1 Laura Massaro are seeded to meet in the final of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships 2019 in Nottingham next week.
Perry and Massaro, seeded one and two respectively, met in the final of the 2015 championships which saw Perry emerge victorious as she completed a third five-game thriller in a row, taking out the reigning and previous champions in consecutive matches. Massaro avenged that defeat in the 2017 final to claim her fourth National title.
World No.6 Perry will face a qualifier in round one, with a potential semi-final meeting against four-time National champion Alison Waters, in what would be a repeat of last year’s semi in which Waters prevailed, avenging her 2015 last four defeat.
On the opposite side of the draw, former World Champion Massaro will begin her campaign against a qualifier, and if all goes to seeding, will face defending champion Tesni Evans in a semi-final showdown – a repeat of last year which saw the Welsh No.1 Evans triumph in straight games.
Also competing are Emily Whitlock and Millie Tomlinson, predicted to meet Waters and Massaro respectively in the quarter-finals.
Qualifying rounds take place between 12th and 13th February at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club (NSRC) with round one commencing on Thursday 14th February at NSRC and the University of Nottingham.
AJ Bell British National Squash Championships
Women’s First Round
 Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng) v Qualifier
 Fiona Moverley (Eng) v Lucy Turmel (Eng)
 Emily Whitlock (Eng) v Julianne Courtice (Eng)
 Alison Waters (Eng) v Qualifier
 Tesni Evans (Wal) v Qualifier
 Victoria Lust (Eng) v Sarah Campion (Eng)
 Millie Tomlinson (Eng) v Qualifier
 Laura Massaro (Eng) v Alison Thomson (Sco)