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Women's World Jr squash: India beat England

August 05, 2009 21:37 IST

Already assured of a qurter-final berth, the second seeded Indian team continued its rampaging form at the Women's World Junior Squash Team Championship, beating seventh seeds England 3-0 in its final league match in Chennai on Wednesday.

India are drawn to play fourth seeded Canada in Thursday's quarter-finals.

Victory will pit India against the winner of the other quarter-final match between sixth seeds Hong Kong and eight seeds New Zealand.

In the other last eight stage matches, top seeds Egypt take on third seeds Malaysia and England (seventh seeds) plays United States of America (15th seeds).

In its last league match in the four team Group-B, India had little difficulty in disposing off England though Anaka Alankamony did survive some anxious moments against Julianne Courtice.

After Dipika Pallikal and Surbhi Misra gave India a 2-0 lead, Alankamony defeated Courtice 15-13, 8-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7.

Pallikal won against Millie Tomlinson 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, while Misra got past Kimberley Hay 11-9, 11-3, 11-7.

Results:

POOL A:

Australia beat Sweden 3-0 [Tamika Saxby bt Jennie Lindstrom 11-7, 11-8, 11-2; Sarah Cardwell bt Matilda Ravn-Holm 13-11, 11-7, 11-2; Christine Nunn bt Eira Mooney  11-4, 11-6, 11-5.

Egypt beat New Zealand 3-0 [Nour El Sherbini bt Amanda Landers Murphy 11-6, 11-4, 11-5; Heba El Torky bt Lana Harrison 11-4, 11-1, 11-7; Nouran El Torky bt Emma Millar 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5.

POOL D:

Canada lost to USA 1-2 [Samantha Cornett lost Amanda Sobhy 11-7, 13-11, 3-11, 7-11, 8-11; Laura Gemmel bt Oliva Blatchford 11-5, 14-12, 11-5; Jennifer Pelletier lost to Julie Cerullo 5-11, 11-13, 12-14.

South Africa beat Spain 3-0 [Robyn Baptiste bt Sarah Esperon 11-3, 11-9, 11-2; Cheyna Tucker bt Ana Arosa 11-7, 11-8, 11-8; Alexandra Fuller bt Marina Lopez 11-7, 11-5, 11-5.

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