Monday, July 6, 2009

Canada names strong team for women's world junior championships

OTTAWA- Squash Canada announced today that Laura Gemmell of Toronto, Samantha Cornett of Ottawa, Jennifer Pelletier of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Danielle Letourneau of Calgary have be named to the Canadian team for the women’s world junior squash championships. he junior worlds are scheduled for July 29-August 8 in Chennai, India.

The junior worlds are scheduled for July 29-August 8 in Chennai, India.The individual tournament runs from July 29 to August 2 and the team tournament from August 3-8.

Gemmell, 18, is one of Canada’s most successful junior players of all time and is seeded third in the individual tournament. She’s won the national under-19 title four years in a row and was a member of the last two world junior squads helping Canada to seventh place and near upset of second-seed Britain in the team event in 2007 and sixth place in 2005. Gemmell advanced to the fourth round in individual play at the 2007 world juniors.

“Laura can challenge for a medal in the individual event this year,” said Canada’s junior national women’s coach Glenn Stark of Calgary. ‘’She`s coming off two exceptional tournaments in Britain (including a third place at the British Junior Open) and has played these girls before.’’

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