FULL DRAWS & RESULTS
 Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt  Camille Serme (Fra)
9/2, 9/4, 5/9, 9/3 (41m)
Plate: Logan Greer
(Usa) bt Milou Van Der Heijden (Ned) 9/6, 9/7, 9/7
Classic: Olivia Blatchford (Usa)
bt Victoria Bell (Eng)
9/3, 10/8, 9/5 (28m)
Consolation: Kimberley Bessell (Aus) bt Farah Momen (Egy)
9/7, 9/4, 9/3 (26m)
A second title for Raneem
had only been done once before - by Nicol David - but today in Hong
Kong Egypt's Raneem El Weleily emulated the current world champion's
feat of winning the World Junior Championship twice.
Raneem and Camille Serme, the two-time European Junior Champion, had
both reached the final without dropping a game, so something had to
Raneem took the first two games but the Camille started to fight
back, as she had done in their British Junior Open final in January.
This time however Camille was only able to pull one game back as
Raneem recovered to take the fourth and write herself into the
When Raneem won the title for the first time in Herentals two years
ago it was a surprise - she beat top seed Joshna Chinappa in the
final - but ever since then she had been expected to repeat the feat
this year, which must have put an awful lot of pressure on her
that BJO title in January was undoubtably good for her confidence,
erasing memories of her solitary loss in eight appearances the year
before. Since then she has gone from strength to strength on the
senior circuit, reaching the semi-finals in Hurghada and the finals
in Los Angeles and San Diego, results which have seen her climb to
23 in the world rankings.
Raneem now leads the Egyptians into the team event, where they are
favourites to regain the title they lost to Hong Kong in Belgium.
was the most difficult match of the whole week, the pressure to win
this title was unbelievable, nothing I can say but pressure.
"In the third game, I just lost my concentration and I fought really
hard to take the fourth.
"I am very very glad to win this title again, I really hoped I could
be the second one to win it twice.
"Now we have to move on to the team event, we have a good chance but
we have to really fight for it!"
Silver for Camille
Bronze for Annie & Joelle
flashback to 2005
 Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt [3/4] Joelle King (Nzl)
9/4, 9/7, 9/2 (34m)
 Camille Serme (Fra) bt [3/4] Annie Au (Hkg)
9/2, 9/2, 9/4 (29m)
Top Two to contest World Final
The defending champion, seeking to become only the second player to
win the world junior title twice (the first was Nicol David, and we
all know what she went on to do), will face Europe's best in the
final of the Women's World Junior Championships in Hong Kong.
starlet Raneem El Weleily fulfilled her seeding as she beat
New Zealand's Joelle King in the first semi-final on the glass court
at the Boundary Street Sports Centre, and France's double European
Junior Champion Camille Serme quickly followed that example
as she dismissed the challenge of Annie Au, the Asian Junior
Champion, to move into her first world final.
The last time they met was in
final of the British Junior Open in Sheffield in January -
Raneem won that one 3/2, and since then has been a regular on the
senior circuit while Camille has played less in the seniors as she
continued her studies while mopping up all the junior titles
available to her.
The plate finals will be:
Plate: Logan Greer (Usa) v Milou Van Der Heijden (Ned)
Classic: Victoria Bell (Eng) v Olivia Blatchford (Usa)
Consolation: Farah Momen (Egy) v Kimberley Bessell (Aus)
The seedings for the team team competition have been finalised,
taking into account performances in the individual event.
Egypt remain top seeds with England leapfrogging up
the order to second place, while defending champions Hong Kong
slip to fourth, behind New Zealand who retain their
provisional third position.
 Raneem El Weleily (Egy) bt
[9/16] Nour Baghat (Egy) 9/4, 9/2, 9/1 (23m)
[3/4] Joelle King (Nzl) bt [5/8] Heba El Torky (Egy)
6/9, 8/10, 9/2, 9/5, 9/1 (73m)
[3/4] Annie Au (Hkg) bt [5/8] Victoria Lust (Eng)
9/2, 9/0, 9/6 (32m)
 Camille Serme (Fra) bt [9/16] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)
9/6, 9/0, 10/9 (33m)
hold true in quarters
will be the top four seeds who contest the semi-finals of the
Women's World Juniors in Hong Kong. Top seed and defending
champion Raneem El Weleily came through in straight games
against fellow-Egyptian Nour Baghat, a feat emulated by Hong Kong's
3/4 seed Annie Au and France's second seed Camille Serme
- although European Champion Serme faced a spirited challenge from
In the match of the round, New Zealand's Joelle King fought
back from two games down to deny Egypt's Heba El Torky, eventually
prevailing after 71 minutes.
For the semi-finals and final action moves from the Cornwall Street
Park Squash Centre onto the all-glass court at the Boundary Street
Sports Centre. It will be the first time for ten years that players
from four different countries have contested the semi-finals.
03-Aug, Last 16:
Baghat & Perry
gatecrash HK quarters
While the top four seeds all safely reached the quarter-finals after
today's fourth round in Hong Kong, Egypt's Nour Baghat and
England's Sarah-Jane Perry both created upsets to reach the
Defending champion Raneem El Weleily and second seed
Camille Serme moved easily through, dismissing their opponents
in straight games in under 30 minutes. They are joined by 3/4 seeds
Joelle King and Annie Au.
El Weleily now faces an all-Egyptian clash against Baghat, who won a
71-minute marathon to upset Malaysia's 5/8 seed Wee Wern Low. New
Zealand's King meets another Egyptian in Heba El Torky, the
double British Junior Open champion who beat England's unseeded
Kimberley Hay in straight games.
Local favourite Au beat Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in a repeat of
their recent Hong Kong Junior Open final. The Asian Junior Champion
now meets British Champion Victoria Lust, who won a close
encounter with Egyptian Alia Balbaa in four games.
Serme, France's double European Junior Champion, eased past New
Zealand's Kerry Wickett and now meets surprise package Perry, the
17/32 seed who won yet another long match - at 50 minutes her
shortest yet - to oust Germany's 5/8 seed Sina Wall.
With results in the individual event taken into account for the
final seedings for the Team event which follows, England must now be
in contention to improve on their provisional seeding of 5th ...
tomorrow will tell ...
DRAWS & RESULTS
| Raneem El Weleily (Egy)
9/0, 9/3, 9/1 (18m)
Nessrine Ariffin (Mas)
Raneem El Weleily
9/4, 9/2, 9/1 (23m)
Raneem El Weleily
9/4, 9/7, 9/2 (34m)
Raneem El Weleily
9/2, 9/4, 5/9, 9/3 (41m)
|[5/8] Wee Wern Low (Mas)
9/6, 8/10, 9/6, 9/7 (71m)
[9/16] Nour Bahgat (Egy)
|[5/8] Heba El Torky (Egy)
9/6, 9/3, 10/8 (36m)
Kimberley Hay (Eng)
Heba El Torky
6/9, 8/10, 9/2, 9/5, 9/1 (73m)
|[3/4] Joelle King (Nzl)
9/3, 9/2, 9/6 (39m)
[9/16] Laura Gemmell (Can)
|[17/32] Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn)
9/4, 10/9, 9/0 (33m)
[3/4] Annie Au (Hkg)
9/2, 9/0, 9/6 (32m)
9/2, 9/2, 9/4 (29m)
|[9/16] Alia Balbaa (Egy)
9/3, 9/6, 7/9, 9/5 (39m)
[5/8] Victoria Lust (Eng)
[17/32] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)
9/4, 9/7, 7/9, 9/7 (50m)
[5/8] Sina Wall (Ger)
9/6, 9/0, 10/9 (33m)
|[9/16] Kerry Wickett (Nzl)
9/1, 9/1, 9/6 (23m)
 Camille Serme (Fra)
Plate: Logan Greer (Usa) bt Milou Van Der Heijden (Ned)
9/6, 9/7, 9/7 (38m)
Classic: Olivia Blatchford (Usa) bt Victoria Bell (Eng)
9/3, 10/8, 9/5 (28m)
Consolation: Kimberley Bessell (Aus) bt Farah Momen (Egy) 9/7, 9/4, 9/3
Logan Greer (Usa) bt Sarah Parsons (Can)
10/9, 9/5, 9/3 (43m)
Milou Van Der Heijden (Ned) bt Gabrielle Delavison (Fra)
4/9, 9/3, 9/1, 9/1 (21m)
Classic Plate semi-finals:
Victoria Bell (Eng) bt Pushppa Devi (Mas)
9/4, 9/7, 9/4, 9/6 (36m)
Olivia Blatchford (Usa) bt Lana Harrison (Nzl)
9/0, 7/9, 9/4, 9/6 (36m)
Consolation Plate semi-finals:
Farah Momen (Egy) bt Laura Stock (Aus)
9/5, 9/4, 9/2 (19m)
Kimberley Bessell (Aus) bt Ikuko Tau (Jpn)
9/0, 9/4, 9/5 (16m)
Draws & Results - Days One and Two
Egyptians shine in Hong Kong
Roundup from Howard Harding
3/4 seed Annie Au leads a sole local challenge into the last sixteen
of the Hoe Hin White Flower Ointment World Junior Women's Squash
Championships, four Egyptians survived the third round of the
biennial WSF event in Hong Kong.
Annie Au, the 18-year-old Asian Junior Champion from Hong Kong, beat
South Korea's Sun-Mi Song 9-2, 9-3, 9-6 and will now face Japan's
17/32 seed Misaki Kobayashi for a place in the quarter-finals.
Egypt's top seed Raneem El Weleily successfully began her defence of
the title with two wins today, the second of which saw her beat Hong
Kong's 17/32 seed Tsz Ling Liu 9-0, 9-0, 9-6 in 17 minutes.
18-year-old from Alexandria - who is expected to become only the
second girl in history to win the world junior crown twice - now
faces unseeded Malaysian Nessrine Ariffin.
El Weleily will be joined by three Egyptian team-mates in the last
sixteen - 9/16 seeds Nour Bahgat and Alia Balbaa, together with 5/8
seed Heba El Torky.
England's Kimberley Hay became the second unseeded player to reach
the last sixteen when she beat France's Faustine Gilles 9-5, 8-10,
9-3, 9-0. The 15-year-old from Newcastle-upon-Tyne will be joined by
compatriots Victoria Lust and Sarah-Jane Perry after a good day for
England on the second day of the championships.
Day Two Results:
 Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt [17/32] Tsz Ling Liu (HKG) 9-0, 9-0,
Nessrine Ariffin (MAS) bt [9/16] Melody Francis (AUS) 10-8, 5-9,
4-9, 9-5, 9-3 (41m)
[9/16] Nour Bahgat (EGY) bt [17/32] Victoria Bell (ENG) 9-2, 9-3,
[5/8] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [17/32] Nouran El Torky (EGY) 9-4, 9-0,
[5/8] Heba El Torky (EGY) bt Lisa Marie Sedlmeier (GER) 9-7, 9-5,
Kimberley Hay (ENG) bt Faustine Gilles (FRA) 9-5, 8-10, 9-3, 9-0
[9/16] Laura Gemmell (CAN) bt Tong Tsz Wing (HKG) 9-4, 8-10, 3-9,
9-4, 9-0 (80m)
[3/4] Joelle King (NZL) bt [17/32] Milnay Louw (RSA) 9-2, 9-2, 9-1
[3/4] Annie Au (HKG) bt [17/32] Sun-Mi Song (KOR) 9-2, 9-3, 9-6
[17/32] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt [9/16] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 3-9,
9-7, 9-4, 3-9, 9-7 (46m)
[9/16] Alia Balbaa (EGY) bt [17/32] Astrid Kern (GER) 9-1, 9-7, 5-9,
[5/8] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt [17/32] Low Wee Nee (MAS) 7-9, 9-1,
9-1, 9-3 (26m)
[5/8] Sina Wall (GER) bt Alana Sincock (NZL) 9-1, 9-4, 9-6 (18m)
[17/32] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt [9/16] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) 9-3,
6-9, 10-8, 9-10, 9-6 (68m)
[9/16] Kerry Wickett (NZL) bt [17/32] Melissa Meulenbelt (NED) 9-4,
9-5, 9-0 (25m)
 Camille Serme (FRA) bt Maggy Marshall (AUS) 9-1, 9-4, 9-1 (21m)
 Raneem El Weleily (EGY) bt Dorothy Ko (HKG) 9-0, 9-1, 9-1 (16m)
[17/32] Tsz Ling Liu (HKG) bt Surbhi Misra (IND) 10-9, 6-9, 9-5,
Nessrine Ariffin (MAS) bt Robyn Baptiste (RSA) 9-5, 9-2, 9-6 (24m)
[9/16] Melody Francis (AUS) bt Stacey Plenderleith (ZIM) 9-1, 9-0,
[9/16] Nour Bahgat (EGY) bt Anne Madeira (USA) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0 (15m)
[17/32] Victoria Bell (ENG) bt Siu Ka Man (HKG) 9-1, 9-3, 9-0 (17m)
[17/32] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt Jackie Moss (CAN) 10-8, 10-8, 9-7
[5/8] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Emma Miller (NZL) 9-2, 9-0, 9-1 (18m)
[5/8] Heba El Torky (EGY) bt Cheyna Tucker (RSA) 9-1, 9-1, 9-3 (18m)
Lisa Marie Sedlmeier (GER) bt Lisa Aitken (SCO) 2-9, 9-1, 9-2, 9-7
Kimberley Hay (ENG) bt [17/32] Kimberley Bessell (AUS) 9-3, 9-2,
7-9, 6-9, 10-9 (37m)
Faustine Gilles (FRA) bt [9/16] Logan Greer (USA) 10-8, 9-0, 9-10,
7-9, 9-6 (55m)
[9/16] Laura Gemmell (CAN) bt Nicole Chua (SIN) 9-1, 9-4, 9-0 (16m)
Tong Tsz Wing (HKG) bt Catherine McTaggart (ZIM) 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 (16m)
[17/32] Milnay Louw (RSA) bt Sarah Toomey (USA) 10-8, 9-1, 9-6 (23m)
[3/4] Joelle King (NZL) bt Salma Hany (EGY) 9-3, 9-1, 9-6 (24m)
[3/4] Annie Au (HKG) bt Farah Momen (EGY) 6-9, 9-4, 9-2, 9-4 (40m)
[17/32] Sun-Mi Song (KOR) bt Chan Wing Hei (HKG) 9-2, 9-1, 9-6 (27m)
[17/32] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 9-0, 9-0, 9-2
[9/16] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Lana Harrison (NZL) 9-4, 9-5, 10-9
[9/16] Alia Balbaa (EGY) bt Coline Aumard (FRA) 9-3, 9-2, 7-9, 9-7
[17/32] Astrid Kern (GER) bt Natasha Kingshott (USA) 9-3, 9-5, 9-2
[17/32] Low Wee Nee (MAS) bt Amanda Cranston (NZL) 9-5, 9-10, 5-9,
9-6, 9-3 (51m)
[5/8] Victoria Lust (ENG) bt Carmen Lee (HKG) 9-4, 9-7, 9-2 (27m)
[5/8] Sina Wall (GER) bt Pushppa Devi (MAS) 9-1, 9-2, 9-5 (24m)
Alana Sincock (NZL) bt [17/32] Jasmin Ballman (SUI) 1-9, 1-9, 9-7,
9-7, 9-5 (48m)
[17/32] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) bt Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 4-9, 6-9, 9-6,
9-1, 9-5 (55m)
[9/16] Shin Nga Leung (HKG) bt Olivia Blatchford (USA) 3-9, 9-6,
9-4, 9-6 (36m)
[9/16] Kerry Wickett (NZL) bt Cheri-Ann Parris (BAR) 9-1, 9-0, 9-6
[17/32] Melissa Meulenbelt (NED) bt Alushca Botha (RSA) 9-0, 9-0,
Maggy Marshall (AUS) bt [17/32] Emily Park (USA) 9-6, 4-9, 5-9, 9-4,
 Camille Serme (FRA) bt Salma Nassar (EGY) 9-2, 9-1, 9-3 (23m)
way in HK
The 2007 World Junior Women's Championship got under way today in
Hong Kong, with all the seeded players receiving byes in the first
round. With a record entry, today's matches served to whittle the
field down to the last 64.
There were some predictably short matches, but a few marathons too,
notably involving the
US team as Olivia Blatchford and
Emily Park both survived five-game thrillers.
Thursday is the only day where two rounds are required, with the
final set for Monday 6th.
from Day One
The Opening Ceremony
Executive of the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region),
the Hon. Donald TSANG, came to the opening ceremony at the
KCC to be Guest of Honour
and to "Serve the First Ball" to declare the opening of the
Record Entry for
WJW in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Squash is honoured to be the host of the “Hoe Hin White
Flower Ointment World Junior Women's Squash Championships 2007”.
This is a world event sanctioned by the World Squash Federation
receiving entries from 24 countries / territories with over 100
athletes competing in the individual and team events.
The Championship is granted the Arts and Sport Development Fund
administered by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR
Government as a Major International Event.
With the support of the title-sponsor, Hoe Hin White Flower
Ointment, and other co-sponsors including the Leisure and Cultural
Services Department, Perrier and Kowloon Cricket Club, we anticipate
a successful and enjoyable event for all participants coming from
all parts of the world.
The “Hoe Hin White Flower Ointment World Junior Women's Squash
Championships 2007” will soon be staged at the Cornwall Street
Park Squash Centre and the Boundary Street Sports Centre No.
1 between 1st and 11th August.
The event is hosted by Hong Kong for the first time, consisting of
Individual Events and Team Events, which will ignite on August 1 to
6 and August 7 to 11 respectively.
The semi-finals and final matches
will be played in an all-glass championship court (donated by The
Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust) installed at the Boundary
Street Sports Centre, a conveniently located popular venue in Mongkok area.
The participating countries/territories include Australia, Barbados,
Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland,
Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan,
Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Zimbabwe and Hong
All of their leading players will compete in the individual and team
events making up a new record entry for the Championships. The
current world champion team comprising Annie Au Wing-chi and
Leung Shin-nga together with the two new members, Liu Tsz-ling
and Tong Tsz-wing will represent Hong Kong to defend the team
will also be on the Individual Event in which a total of 106 junior
players are attracted to participate.
Current world junior champion,
Raneem El Weleily from Egypt is the top seed of the event
while the new Asian junior champion HK’s Annie Au is seeded
The Event guarantees a close fight among the top seeds.
be a total of 11 girls including Annie Au, Leung Shin-nga, Liu Tsz-ling,
Tong Tsz-wing, Dorothy Ko Sin-ting, Anthea Yung On-sang, Siu Ka-man,
Chong Man-kiu, Lee Ka-man, Szeto Ka-hei and Chan Wing-hei from Hong
Kong to compete in the individual events. With the support from the
home crowd, our Hong Kong players will definitely do their best to
fight for the medals and glory for Hong Kong.
In the team event Egypt are provisionally seeded to recapture the
title, with the final seedings and pool compositions to be
determined after the individual semi-finals.
Kong Squash wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Hoe Hin White
Flower Ointment, the Title-sponsor, to the Home Affairs Bureau and
also to the co-sponsors who all contribute so generously to ensure
the success of such world event.
"I wish all the players, spectators and officials a most enjoyable
and exciting week of squash.”"
HK Squash Chairman
"2007 is a very special year for us – not only being our 80th
Anniversary, but also, 2007 marks the year when our HK lady, Ms
Annie Au, won the Asian Junior
Championship which we are proud of being the title sponsor of
the event. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Hong Kong
Squash every success and the very best of luck for the future!
Finally, I wish all the players to enjoy the game and acquire the
most prominent achievements.”
Chairman & Executive Director of Hoe Hin Pak Fah Yeow Manufactory
El Weleily tops seedings
Egyptian Raneem El Weleily is seeded to retain her individual
title in the Hoe Hin White Flower Ointment World Junior Women's
Squash Championships next month in Hong Kong - and is set to become
only the second woman after Malaysian Nicol David, the reigning
world number one, to hold the prestigious world title twice.
Weleily is expected to meet Camille Serme, the European
Junior Champion from France, in the final - according to the
seedings for the individual championship.
El Weleily claimed the
2005 title in
Belgium, upsetting Indian favourite Joshna Chinappa in the final
in Herentals, aged just 16. The 18-year-old from Alexandria is
already making her mark on the WISPA Tour, having reached four Tour
finals to date and boasting a world ranking of 23.
18, from Creteil, is also reaching the end of a glittering junior
career in which she has won countless titles, including the European
Junior Championship crown in both 2006 and 2007.
Local interest in the event will be led by Hong Kong's Annie Au,
a 3/4 seed along with with New Zealand's Joelle King.
Au, 18, is already a 'veteran' of two senior world championships'
appearances for her country - and led Hong Kong to success over
Egypt in the
2006 World Junior Team Championships in Belgium.
The individual competition runs from 01-06 August, followed by
the team event from 07-11 ...
1: Raneem El Weleily (Egy)
2: Camille Serme (Fra)
3/4: Annie Au (Hkg),
Joelle King (Nzl)
5/8: Wee Wern Low (Mas),
Heba El Torky (Egy), Victoria Lust (Eng), Sina Wall (Ger)
9/16: Dipika Pallikal (Ind), Shin Nga Leung (Hkg), Kerry Wickett (Nzl),
Laura Gemmell (Can), Nour Bahgat (Egy), Alia Balbaa (Egy), Melody
Francis (Aus), Logan Greer (Usa)
17/32: Sarah Parsons (Can), Sun-Mi Song (Kor), Milou van der Heijden
(Ned), Wee Nee Low (Mas), Victoria Bell (Eng), Misaki Kobayashi (Jpn),
Melissa Meulenbelt (Ned), Gabrielle Delavison (Fra), Kimberley
Bessell (Aus), Jasmin Ballman (Sui), Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng), Nouran
Alaa El Torky (Egy), Milnay Louw (Rsa), Tsz Ling Liu (Hkg), Emily
Park (Usa), Astrid Kern (Ger)
Provisional Team Seeding List:
 Egypt,  Hong Kong,  New Zealand,  Malaysia, 
England,  France,  USA,  Australia,  Germany, 
Canada,  Netherlands,  India,  South Africa, 
Switzerland,  Japan,  South Korea,  Singapore, 
Zimbabwe,  China.
The final seedings will be confirmed on semi-finals day of the
are looking forward to competing in what will be a demanding
"We have a young team all making their debut in this World
Championships and we are focused and ready for the challenge."
England Team selected for
World Junior Championships
After leading England to success in the European Junior Squash
Championships in Belgium in April, Victoria Lust has been
selected for the national squad in the Women's World Junior
Championships in Hong Kong in August.
The 18-year-old from Maulden in Bedfordshire will be joined in the
England squad by European championship team-mate Victoria Bell,
the 17-year-old from Carlisle in Cumbria who will also be competing
in the world individual championship for the second time.
The remaining two places in the England squad have been awarded to
15-year-old Kimberley Hay, from Gosforth in
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and 17-year-old Sarah-Jane Perry, from
Kenilworth in Warwickshire. All four players will be making their
world team championship debuts.
England will be hoping to reclaim the title they last won in 2001,
for the fifth time. The national side finished in third place both
in 2003 and 2005, with the 2005 champions Hong Kong looking to
defend their title in August on home soil.
Lust is the reigning British National Junior (U19) champion,
following earlier title successes in the British U13 and U17
Bell is the holder of the British U17 crown, who claimed the
Irish Junior Open title in December.
Hay, a former British U13 and U15 champion, led England to
success in the European Junior U17 championships in May, and was a
surprise semi-finalist in the European U19 championships.
Perry made a notable breakthrough in the U19 age-group in
February when she reached the British Junior Championship final
against the odds - only four months after finishing as runner-up in
the British U17 Championship.
Team Manager: Annette Pilling
Kiwi quartet announced
The New Zealand team has been announced for August's Junior Women's
World Squash Championships in Hong Kong.
The four-strong line-up is Joelle King (Waikato), Kerry
Wickett, Lana Harrison (Auckland) and Amanda Cranston
King's inclusion is no great surprise, after representing New
Zealand at the senior level, and some outstanding form of late.
18-year-old stepped up a notch at the Wellington Open last week,
picking up a surprise victory over world number 31 Louise Crome in
"The four players have been the stand-out performers in recent
months, and should acquit themselves well on the world stage.
"The quartet will be involved in several training camps over the
next six weeks, to ensure they are at the top of their games for
NZ Convenor of selectors