SA Junior men narrowly misses out on quarter final place

RESULTS: VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

1st – 12th place play-offs:
[1] EGYPT bye

[9] NEW ZEALAND bt [8] CANADA 2/1
Jamie Oakley bt Michael Mehl 11-6, 13-11, 11-7 (36m)
Finn Trimble lost to Matthew Henderson 11-2, 13-15, 11-5, 11-13, 11-13 (49m)
Scott Galloway bt Rahul Sehrawat 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 (31m)

[5] ENGLAND bt [11] HONG KONG CHINA 2/0
Charlie Lee bt Ng Ka Yiu 11-8, 11-2, 11-7 (27m)
Adam Corcoran bt Harley Lam 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 (35m)

[4] INDIA bye

[3] FRANCE bye

[6] USA bt [12] JORDAN 2/1
Andrew Douglas lost to Mohammad Al Sarraj 4-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 10-12 (61m)
Samuel Scherl bt Ibrahim Abdulaban 11-3, 12-10, 11-5 (27m)
Spencer Lovejoy bt Hamza Alzubaidi 10-12, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7 (38m)

[10] AUSTRALIA bt [17] SOUTH AFRICA 2/1
Alex Eustace bt Richard-John Kuhn 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (40m)
Joseph White bt Adam Shean 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9 (52m)
Alex Oswald lost to Callan Mackenzie Hall 7-11, 9-11 (18m)

[2] PAKISTAN bye

13th – 21st place play-offs:
[14] SWITZERLAND bye

[21] POLAND bt [20] ZIMBABWE 2/1
Maksymilian Wielgus bt Callum Lawton 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
Filip Jarota bt Nicholas Joughin 12-14, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9, 11-2
Mateusz Osojca lost to Luke Mannion 8-11, 9-11

[18] ARGENTINA bye
[16] ISRAEL bye
[7] MALAYSIA bye
[13] GUATEMALA bye
[19] SPAIN bye
[15] GERMANY bye

13th – 20th place play-offs:
[14] SWITZERLAND bt [21] POLAND 2/1

Roman Allinckx bt Mateusz Osojca 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
Luca Zatti lost to Filip Jarota w/o
Christoph Zust bt Mateusz Szewczyk 11-2, 11-7, 11-4

[16] ISRAEL bt [18] ARGENTINA 2/1
Nadav Raziel bt Juan Barreyro 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5
Yotam Peled lost to Matías Kupferberg 9-11, 7-11, 15-13, 11-7, 1-11
Ido Burstein bt Rodrigo Bonzo 11-5, 11-5, 11-5

[7] MALAYSIA bt [13] GUATEMALA 2/0
Eain Yow Ng bt Junior Enríquez Franco 11-0, 11-4, 11-4
Marcus Sim Wei Jie bt Roberto Urruela Bowen 11-2, 11-4, 11-3

[19] SPAIN bt [15] GERMANY 2/0
Nilo Vidal bt Tobias Weggen 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
Enrique Garcia bt Loïc Hennard 11-9, 15-13, 6-11, 5-11, 12-10

Kiwis Conquer Canada To Make World Quarters

New Zealand upset 8th seeds Canada in the VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship to ensure a last eight finish in the biennial World Squash Federation event for the first time since 2010.

The ninth seeds, who finished in 18th place in the 2014 championship in Namibia, are led by Jamie Oakley, the 18-year-old son of Kiwi squash legend Susan Devoy, the four-time world champion.

Oakley put the underdogs into the lead when he beat Michael Mehl in straight games at Enjoy Squash in the Polish city of Bielsko-Biała – but Canada struck back when Matthew Henderson overcame Kiwi Finn Trimble in a tense 49-minute battle which went the full distance.

Scott Galloway clinched the decider for New Zealand by beating Rahul Sehrawat 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 to put his team through to the quarter-finals, where they will face favourites Egypt.

Australia also claimed an unexpected place in the last eight after seeing off South Africa. Earlier South Africa had caused an upset by beating 7th seeded Malaysia. The No.10 seeds, now guaranteed a top eight finish for the first time for 14 years, line up against second seeds and fellow former champions Pakistan for a place in the semi-finals.

Hosts Poland celebrated their first ever win in the championship with a 2/1 victory over Zimbabwe. The 20th seeds then went down to Switzerland, the No.14 seeds, and now face Argentina in the 17th-20th place play-offs.

Quarter-final line-up:
[1] EGYPT v [9] NEW ZEALAND
[4] INDIA v [5] ENGLAND
[3] FRANCE v [6] USA
[2] PAKISTAN v [10] AUSTRALIA

9th – 12th place play-offs:
[8] CANADA v [11] HONG KONG CHINA
[12] JORDAN v [17] SOUTH AFRICA

13th – 16th place play-offs:
[14] SWITZERLAND v [16] ISRAEL
[7] MALAYSIA v [19] SPAIN

17th – 20th place play-offs:
[18] ARGENTINA v [21] POLAND
[13] GUATEMALA v [15] GERMANY

Official event website: wsfworldjuniors.org/

Twitter: @WSFworldjuniors


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