KATIE Swan, long regarded as a player to keep an eye on, caused the big shock of the Ilkley Trophy today.

The 20-year-old Bristolian, who won her first matches on the ITF Women’s Futures when she was just 15, defeated second seed Pauline Parmentier.

Young Briton Swan may have been the junior in terms of experience, but she didn’t let that affect her, defeating the 33-year-old Frenchwoman 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Seniority did have its day in the men’s singles, however, as qualifier Brydan Klein won his first-round encounter in the ATP Challenger Tour event, which is being played alongside the women’s event.

Former Ilkley semi-finalist Klein, who is 29, beat fellow British wild card Jan Choinski 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the first round.

At first it looked as if 23-year-old Choinski, who initially represented Germany but now plays for the British flag as his mother was born in Southampton, was reeled in by Klein, who was playing skilfully by the end of the contest.

Liam Broady, like Klein an Ilkley regular, could not finish off an opponent that he was well matched with the night before.

Left-hander Broady, from Stockport, lost 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to 6ft 5in Italian Stefano Napolitano.

In another contest that was interrupted by Monday’s weather, British wild card Evan Hoyt lost 6-0, 6-4 to Korean Woo Kwon Soon.

But if it was a high-quality encounter that you were after, you needed to look no further than Court One, where former Ilkley runner-up Alex Bolt (Australia) defeated former Ilkley semi-finalist Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) 6-3, 7-6 (13-11).

Left-hander Bolt had to employ all of his quickness around the court and defensive skills to come through.

Even more exciting was the victory of big-serving Czech Lukas Rosol by 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) over Austrian Sebastian Ofner in 1hr 51min.