Guernsey's Chris Simpson crashes out in Guatemala

Chris Simpson
Simpson is currently ranked 48th in the world

Guernsey squash star Chris Simpson failed to make it through the first round of Torneo Sporta PSA tournament in Guatemala.

Simpson, who was seeded third for the event, lost 3-1 against unseeded Mexican Eric Galvez.

Simpson told BBC Guernsey: "It's 1850m altitude here and I just couldn't get any oxygen into my lungs.

"The Mexicans, who all live in Mexico city which is higher than here, all seem to be beating everyone else."

He continued: "I've been a bit disappointed with my run of form in tournaments in the last couple of months.

"But I have been feeling good in training, which is a bit strange."

Simpson who is ranked number 48 in the world, is not part of Guernsey's team for next month's Island Games, owing to other commitments.