Scotland sprung a surprise on the second day of play in Washington ©WSF

Scotland upset fourth seeds New Zealand on the second day of play at the Men's World Team Squash Championship in Washington.

The Scottish team, seeded ninth, recorded a 2-1 win in Pool D of qualification at the Squash On Fire, a new state-of-the-art, eight-court facility in the American city.

World number 124 Rory Stewart put Scotland ahead with an 11-3, 10-12, 12-10, 11-1 triumph over Evan Williams, before Alan Clyne beat Campbell Grayson 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 10-12, 11-4 to wrap up the shock victory.

New Zealand's number one Paul Coll overcame Greg Lobban 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 to give his team a consolation point.

Spain also enjoyed a surprise win, beating Germany for the first time at the tournament since 1989.

Spain beat Germany for the first time since 1989 ©WSF
Spain beat Germany for the first time since 1989 ©WSF

An ankle injury forced German Rudi Rohrmuller to retire in his match with Carlos Cornes, and victory was sealed for the Spanish team when Iker Pajares Bernabeu stunned Raphael Kandra 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.

Defending champions Egypt cruised to their second consecutive victory with a 3-0 win against Switzerland in Pool A.

Mohamed Abouelghar wasted little time in sweeping aside Cédric Kuchen 11-8, 11-0, 11-4, before world champion Tarek Momen's comprehensive 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 rout of Robin Gadola gave Egypt an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Action continues with the last day of the group stage tomorrow.