New Zealand Charge Into World Quarter-Finals In Quito
5 Aug 2010
Eleventh seeds New Zealand stormed into the quarter-finals of the Men's World Junior Team Squash Championship after defeating Venezuela 3/0 in the first day of knockout action in the World Squash Federation event in the Ecuador capital Quito.
Bryce Redman was first on court and made short work of Wilfredo Arcia, winning 11-4, 11-2, 11-6. Paul Coll then accounted for Venezuelan number one Daniel Prato 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, leaving Lance Beddoes to mop up the dead rubber 11-0, 11-1 against Alejandro Suarez.
Already guaranteed to record their best finish since 2004, New Zealand will now face third seeds England in the last eight. England, winners of the title for the fourth time ten years ago, beat British rivals Wales 3/0.
Egypt and Pakistan, expected to face each other in the final for the fourth successive time, eased into the last eight. Top seeds Egypt defeated Colombia, the 15th seeds, 3/0 - while second seeds Pakistan conquered Korea, the 16th seeds, by the same margin.
Germany also exceeded their seedings to make sure of a top eight finish. The ninth seeds beat former champions Australia, the tenth seeds, 2/1.
 EGYPT v  FRANCE
 INDIA v  CANADA
 ENGLAND v  NEW ZEALAND
 PAKISTAN v  GERMANY
9th - 16th place play-offs:
 USA v  COLOMBIA
 MEXICO v  NETHERLANDS
 WALES v [17/24] VENEZUELA
 SOUTH AFRICA v  AUSTRALIA
Official event website: www.mundialjunior2010.squashecuador.com/
Last sixteen round:
 EGYPT bt  COLOMBIA 3/0
Zahed Mohamed bt Simon Martinez 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
Amr Khaled Khalifa bt Juan Vargas 11-4, 11-7, 11-9
Marwan El Shorbagy bt Alfonso Marroquin 12-10, 16-14