Sunday, August 9, 2009

Canada wins final match, places fifth at women’s world junior squash championships

Laura Gemmell of Toronto and Samantha Cornett of Ottawa won their matches in straight games as Canada defeated England 2-0 to place fifth in the team competition at the women's world junior squash championships.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

It’s been a tough couple days for your girls.  We started out killer on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday and Thursday we fell just short each matchup.
Monday we cleaned up against Spain, only dropping one game.  Same goes for Tuesday against South Africa.
Wednesday was the last match in our pool against the USA.  Sam went out first, easily taking two games off Sobhy, but she didn’t have enough left to finish her off and lost in five.  Laura followed, kicking Blatchford in three straight.  Then Jen went on against Cerullo and had three close games, unfortunately none of them going in our favour.
On to Thursday, which had a similarly painful ending.  Sam beat Reddy in 4 games, then Laura lost to Pallikal in 3.  In the end, the deciding match was Jen, who battled hard, but lost in 4, despite having sucked the very aggressive Misra into her game style. 
Today we play New Zealand, and we are going to go out hard.
Cross your fingers!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Canada advances to Quarter finals, but falls to USA in last pool match

CHENNAI, India – Canada lost 2-1 to the U.S., in its final round robin match Wednesday at the women’s world junior squash championships to finish second in its pool and advance to the quarterfinals in the team event.

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Canada beats Spain and South Africa in qualifyiing rounds at World Junior Squash Championships

All eight top seeds have recorded two wins out of two over the first two days of qualifying action in the Women's World Junior Team Squash Championships at the Indian Squash Academy in Chennai.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Canada wins opening match

Samantha Cornett of Ottawa, Danielle Letourneau of Calgary and Jennifer Pelletier of Richmond Hill, Ont., led Canada to a 3-0 victory over Spain on Monday in its opening match in round robin play at the women's world junior squash championships.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Now for the Team Event

Hey everyone back home. The Individuals are finished and there were many ups and downs for all of us. Laura was the last woman standing for the Canadian team. She played Nada Elkalaawy from Egypt in the Classic Plate Final and won the match 3-1.
After getting a little bit of much needed rest, the remaining three players of our National team are getting ready for the Teams event that starts on Monday. Team Canada has been deemed fourth seed, sitting behind Egypt, India and Malaysia. We are still one position above the USA. Keep following Team Canada as this Worlds will be one for the books!