Fallon Sherrock’s record-breaking PDC World Championship campaign ended with a 4-2 defeat to Chris Dobey at Alexandra Palace.
But 22nd seed Dobey proved too strong, fighting back from 2-1 down in sets to silence the crowd and set up a clash with Glen Durrant in the fourth round.
Sherrock admitted after she had not envisaged her run to the last 32. “I enjoyed myself so much,” she told Sky Sports.
“I didn’t think this was ever possible. This is amazing, this whole experience has been unbelievable.”
On her loss, she added: “Chris played so well. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be but I can’t take it away from him. Hopefully I get to be back here next year but I’ve got the Ladies’ World Championship next week so let’s see where I go from there.”
• Simon Burnton’s report to follow later …