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Canada Crash Into World Junior Semis In Quito

6 Aug 2010

Canada upset fourth seeds India in the quarter-finals of the Men's World Junior Team Squash Championship in the Ecuador capital Quito to ensure a top four finish in the World Squash Federation event for the first time since 1992.

Squad number one Andrew Schnell, 18, from Calgary, put the fifth seeds into the driving seat with a commanding 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 win over India's Aditya Jagtap. Team-mate Nick Sachvie clinched Canada's place in the semi-finals by beating Ravi Dixit 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.

India gained a consolation point when third string Ramit Tandon dismissed Canadian Arjun Gupta 11-2 11-1 in the 'dead' third rubber.

Canada now face favourites Egypt for a place in the final. Fielding the players who won the gold. silver and bronze medals in the earlier individual completion - Amr Khaled Khalifa, Ali Farag and Marwan El Shorbagy, respectively - Egypt brushed aside seventh seeds France 3/0.

Defending champions Pakistan and former champions England will line up in the other semi-final. Pakistan, the second seeds, crushed Germany 3/0, while four-time champions England, the third seeds, defeated outsiders New Zealand 3/0 - but only after Nathan Lake survived a dramatic second string battle against Lance Beddoes, coming back from two games down to beat the 17-year-old Kiwi 10-12, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] EGYPT v [5] CANADA
[2] PAKISTAN v [3] ENGLAND

5th - 8th place play-offs:
[4] INDIA v [7] FRANCE
[9] GERMANY v [11] NEW ZEALAND

9th - 12th place play-offs:
[8] USA v [6] MEXICO
[10] AUSTRALIA v [13] WALES

13th - 16th place play-offs:
[14] NETHERLANDS v [15] COLOMBIA
[16] KOREA v [17/24] VENEZUELA

17th - 20th place play-offs:
[17/24] IRELAND v [17/24] ECUADOR
[17/24] JAPAN v [12] SOUTH AFRICA

21st - 24th place play-offs:
[17/24] CAYMAN ISLANDS v [17/24] GUATEMALA
[17/24] BRAZIL v [17/24] KUWAIT

Official event website: www.mundialjunior2010.squashecuador.com/

Quarter-finals:
[1] EGYPT bt [7] FRANCE 3/0
Amr Khaled Khalifa bt Lucas Serme 11-3, 11-2, 11-0
Ali Farag bt Arthur Moineau 11-9, 11-0, 11-3
Marwan El Shorbagy bt Alexandre Cogno 11-4, 11-1

[5] CANADA bt [4] INDIA 2/1
Andrew Schnell bt Aditya Jagtap 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
Nick Sachvie bt Ravi Dixit 11-7, 11-7, 11-4
Arjun Gupta lost to Ramit Tandon 2-11, 1-11

[3] ENGLAND bt [11] NEW ZEALAND 3/0
Charles Sharpes bt Paul Coll 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
Nathan Lake bt Lance Beddoes 10-12, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5
James Earles bt Bryce Redman 11-8, 11-6

[2] PAKISTAN bt [9] GERMANY 3/0
Danish Atlas Khan bt Rudi Rohrmuller 11-7, 11-5, 11-0
Nasir Iqbal bt Sven Lemmermann 11-6, 11-5, 11-0
Waqas Mehboob bt Johannes Thurauf 11-6, 11-7

9th - 16th place play-offs:
[8] USA bt [15] COLOMBIA 3/0

[6] MEXICO bt [14] NETHERLANDS 3/0
Miled Zarazua bt Rick Penders 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Ricardo Lopez bt Tim van der Pluijm 11-4, 11-7, 11-4
Mario Yanez bt Marc ter Sluis 11-13, 11-2, 11-8

[13] WALES bt [17/24] VENEZUELA 3/0
David Haley bt Daniel Prato 11-6, 11-3, 11-3
Nyall Driscoll bt Alejandro Suarez 11-2, 11-4, 11-3
Sam Huxtable bt Wilfredo Arcia 11-4, 11-6

[10] AUSTRALIA bt [16] KOREA 2/1
Jacob Alexander bt Go Young-Jo 11-9, 11-7, 14-12
Sam Fife bt JaeJin Yoo 12-10, 11-7, 11-1
Jack Molloy lost to Jeong Dae-Hoon 10-12, 9-11

17th - 24th place play-offs:
[17/24] IRELAND bt [17/24] CAYMAN ISLANDS 3/0
Gary Power bt Cameron Stafford 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9
Rory Birtwistle bt Alex Frazer 11-5, 11-2, 11-6
Conor O'Shea bt Matthew Mudeen 11-6, 11-2

[17/24] ECUADOR bt [17/24] GUATEMALA 2/1
Ernesto Davila bt Bryan Bonilla 11-2, 11-9, 11-6
Santiago Sevilla lost to Luis Pedro Flores 9-11, 7-11, 9-11
Alejandro Castro bt Antonio de la Torre 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9

[12] SOUTH AFRICA bt [17/24] KUWAIT 2/1
Paul Rodrigues bt Hasan Al-Taqi 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
Athan Page bt Nasser Al-Rashid 10-12, 2-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-3
Craig Stephens lost to Yousef Saleh 5-11, 1-11

[17/24] JAPAN bt [17/24] BRAZIL 2/1
Ryosei Kobayashi bt Josimar Silva 11-9, 5-11, 4-11, 11-4, 14-12
Tomotaka Endo lost to Pedro Veiga 5-11, 11-5, 5-11, 8-11
Taiki Kaido w/o