Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Draws set for Junior Men's and Women's World Individual Championships

Squash Canada received the draws this morning for the junior men's and women's individual championships, to be played July 29 - August 2, 2009 in Chennai, India. The draws are still subject to change as countries are still finalizing their teams for the team championships.

Canada's Laura Gemmell (Toronto ON) is looking to challenge for top spot and will be seeded 3rd in the event behind India's Dipika Pallikal and Egypt's Heba El Torky. This will be Laura's 3rd world individual championships, her highest finish came in 2007 where she finished 9/16. Samantha Cornett of Ottawa ON is seeded 9/16. No other Canadians are seeded.

On the men's side the top seed will be Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt, followed by Ivan Yuen of Malaysia. Canada's only entry into the men's draw is Toronot's Arjun Gupta. Arjun is a current junior men's national squad member and particpated in the 2008 Junior men's World Individual Championships in Switzerland.

Full coverage of the championships can be found here: http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/world_juniors_09.htm

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