England Back In World Top Four In Poland

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:41:20 +0000

After failing to make the top four since 2005, England are back in the semi-finals of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship after securing a 2/0 win over Malaysia in the quarter-finals of the biennial World Squash Federation event at the Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw in Poland.

Squad number one Victoria Temple Murray put the third seeds into the lead with an 11-6, 11-3, 11-2 win over 17-year-old Malaysian Vanessa Raj before Lily Taylor sealed victory after beating Celine Yeap 12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5.

England will now face USA for a place in the final for the first time since winning the title for a fifth time in 2001.

Second seeds USA, bidding to reach the final for the second time in a row, defeated New Zealand, the No8 seeds, 3/0.

The other semi will see favourites Egypt line up against fourth seeds Hong Kong China. Egypt, bidding to become the first nation to win the trophy four times in a row, despatched Canada 3/0 while Hong Kong overcame India by the same margin.

RESULTS: WSF World Junior Team Championship, Wroclaw, Poland

Quarter-finals:
[1] EGYPT bt [7] CANADA 3/0
Nour El Sherbini bt Alyssa Mehta 11-6, 11-2, 11-8
Nouran Ahmed Gohar bt Sophie Mehta 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
Mariam Ibrahim Metwally bt Chloe Chemtob 11-9, 11-6

[4] HONG KONG CHINA bt [6] INDIA 3/0
Ho Ka Po bt Harshit Kaur Jawanda 11-6, 11-3, 11-6
Choi Uen Shan bt Urwashi Joshi 11-7, 11-5, 11-8
Ho Tze-Lok bt Lakshya Ragavendran w/o

[3] ENGLAND bt [5] MALAYSIA 2/0
Victoria Temple Murray bt Vanessa Raj 11-6, 11-3, 11-2
Lily Taylor bt Celine Yeap 12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5

[2] USA bt [8] NEW ZEALAND 3/0
Sabrina Sobhy bt Eleanor Epke 11-1, 11-4, 11-3
Reeham Sedky bt Abbie Palmer 11-8, 11-1, 11-6
Olivia Fiechter bt Rebecca Barnett 9-11, 11-8, 11-6

9th – 16th place play-offs:
[9] AUSTRALIA bt [13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC 3/0
Jessica Turnbull bt Karolina Holinkova 9-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8
Nicole Stoneham bt Barbora Krejcova 11-7, 13-11, 11-4
Grace McErvale bt Kristyna Alexova 0-11, 11-8, 11-9

[11] JAPAN bt [13/16] GERMANY 2/1
Risa Sugimoto bt Saskia Beinhard 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 11-3
Momoka Nakahira lost to Mareike Omlor 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 3-11
Satomi Watanabe bt Nele Hatschek 11-9, 11-6, 11-5

[12] COLOMBIA bt [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA 2/1
Laura Tovar Perez bt Megan Page 14-12, 11-7, 11-3
Natalia Londono lost to Makgosi Peloakgosi 10-12, 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 5-11
Laura Casallas bt Kacey-Leigh Dodd 11-6, 11-13, 14-12, 11-5

[10] FRANCE bt [13/16] POLAND 3/0
Lea van der Zwalmen bt Natalia Ryfa 11-6, 11-7, 12-10
Laura Gamblin bt Aleksandra Surdziel 11-0, 11-0, 11-0
Oceane Wadoux bt Klaudia Borek 11-1, 11-3

Semi-final line-up:
[1] EGYPT v [4] HONG KONG CHINA
[2] USA v [3] ENGLAND

5th – 8th place play-offs:
[6] INDIA v [7] CANADA
[5] MALAYSIA v [8] NEW ZEALAND

9th – 12th place play-offs:
[9] AUSTRALIA v [11] JAPAN
[10] FRANCE v [12] COLOMBIA

13th – 16th place play-offs:
[13/16] CZECH REPUBLIC v [13/16] GERMANY
[13/16] POLAND v [13/16] SOUTH AFRICA

For all the latest news, visit the official event website: hastalavista.pl/wjc-2013/strona-glowna-2

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