England Back In World Top Four In Poland
26 Jul 2013
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.
 EGYPT v  HONG KONG CHINA
 USA v  ENGLAND
5th - 8th place play-offs:
 INDIA v  CANADA
 MALAYSIA v  NEW ZEALAND
9th - 12th place play-offs:
 AUSTRALIA v  JAPAN
 FRANCE v  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?lang=en
9th - 16th place play-offs:
 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
 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
 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