England select Essex pair for WSF World Junior Championships

 

National Junior Coach Lee Drew has revealed the squad to represent England at the forthcoming WSF World Junior Squash Championships in India from 18-29 July and it includes two junior players from Essex.

The team selected to represent England in the women’s individual event is European Under 19 champion Lucy Turmel (Suffolk), British Under 23 champion Elise Lazarus(Essex) and two-time English Junior champion Alice Green (Essex). Turmel and Lazarus reached the last 16 at last year’s event with Green reaching the third round.

Turmel, who is ranked 60 in the world said:“I’m honoured to be representing England in Chennai, I can’t wait to get stuck in and see how far I can get. I’m so excited Laura Massaro’s coming as she is someone I’ve always looked up to.”

Commenting on the women’s squad, Drew said:

“Turmel, Lazarus and Green are becoming experienced competitors in this environment. It’s this kind of exposure that will make them competitive and provide them with a platform to challenge at this level, and to build on as they transition into their senior careers.

 

The team selected for the men’s individual championships will comprise of: Nick Wall(Yorkshire), James Wyatt (Surrey), Jared Carter (Hampshire), Sam Todd (Yorkshire), Curtis Malik (Sussex) and Joshua Owen (Warwickshire).

 

The squad, who have a number of British and English titles between them, have all represented England at a European level, except Owen who makes his England debut.

Todd, the current British Junior Open champion, and youngest member of the squad said: “It’s a great achievement for me at just 15 years of age. It will be a fantastic experience for future years and world events. I’m really looking forward to visiting the amazing city of Chennai in India.”

Todd, Wall, Wyatt and Carter will also compete in the biennial men’s team event which follows the individuals’ tournament.

Team England will be striving for a podium finish once again and capitalise on the Bronze medal they won in 2016 in Poland. Historically, Team England perform well at the men’s junior championships, having medalled 14 out of 19 times.

Drew said: “The boys squad is a relatively young one who will be looking to perform well against the best players in the world. High Performance Coach, Chris Ryder joins us for the team event and it will be refreshing to have his input and insight. Chris has been heavily involved all season at a national level and will help the squad play to their full potential.”

Joining Drew in a coaching and mentoring capacity is England No.1 Laura Massaro who brings a wealth of expertise and guidance as a two-time British Open champion, World Champion and being part of the team who won the Women’s World Juniors in 2001.

 

Men’s 1st round draw

[1] Marwan Tarek (EGY) bye
Aedan Martin (AUS) v Maximillian Baum (GER)
Christopher Murphy (SCO) v Asad Ullah Khan (PAK)
Leonard Lee (SIN) v Gabe Yam (NZL)
Chung Yat Long (HKG) v Nicholas Calvert (AUS)
Mikael Ismail (RSA) v Michael Creaven (IRL)
James Flynn (CAN) v Dillon Huang (USA)
[13/16] Siow Yee Xian (MAS) bye
[9/12] James Wyatt (ENG) bye
Nils Roesch (SUI) v Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK)
Tristen Worth (RSA) v Rashid Al-Harib (QAT)
Jeremías Azaña (ARG) v Yash Fadte (IND)
Elias Korhonen (FIN) v Eric Kim (USA)
Ethan Eyles (AUS) v Nicolas Serna (COL)
Mohammad Reza Jafarzadeh (IRI) v Adrien Douillard (FRA)
[5/8] Nick Wall (ENG) bye
[5/8] Mostafa Montaser (EGY) bye
Sam Buckley (IRL) v Ahmad Al-Muraikhi (QAT)
Luis Alejandro Mancilla (COL) v Nils Schwab (GER)
Darosham Khan (CAN) v Temwa Chileshe (NZL)
Abbas Zeb (PAK) v Aaron Liang (SIN)
Leonardo Vargas (MEX) v Veer Chotrani (IND)
Joel Arscott (NZL) v Muhammad Amir Amirul Azhar (MAS)
[9/12] Daelum Mawji (USA) bye
[13/16] Julien Gosset (CAN) bye
Manuel Paquemar (FRA) v John Meehan (SCO)
Tayne Turnock (ZIM) v Hafiz Zhafri (MAS)
Anthony Lepper (NZL) v Sam Todd (ENG)
Jacques Duminy (RSA) v Advait Adik (IND)
Ka Hei Ho (HKG) v Lisandro Ortiz (ARG)
Miguel Mathis (SUI) v Samuli Niskala (FIN)
[3/4] Omar El Torkey (EGY) bye
[3/4] Mostafa El Serty (EGY) bye
Dylan Tymkiw (ARG) v Salaheldin Eltorgman (CAN)
Campbell Wells (SUI) v Elijah Thomas (NZL)
Ville Koskinen (FIN) v Jacob Ford (AUS)
Matthew Wong Yu Heng (SIN) v Jared Carter (ENG)
Hamad Al-Amri (QAT) v Ayush Menon (USA)
Haris Qasim (PAK) v Rahul Baitha (IND)
[13/16] Curtis Malik (ENG) bye
[9/12] Yehia Hesham Fathy Elnawasany (EGY) bye
Harry Lawton (ZIM) v Andres Villamizar (COL)
Alasdair Prott (SCO) v Leo Fatialofa (NZL)
Conor Moran (IRL) v Simon Tietz (GER)
Tiber Worth (USA) v Murray Schepers (RSA)
Sankalp Anand (IND) v Ryan Picken (CAN)
To Wai Lok (HKG) v Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA)
[5/8] Darren Rahul Pragasam (MAS) bye
[5/8] Leonel Cardenas (MEX) bye
Abdel-Rahman Ghait (GER) v Chan Chi Ho Russell (HKG)
Shahrul Izham Nurhaqiem (MAS) v Jack Hudson (AUS)
Josh Owen (ENG) v Scott Gillanders (IRL)
Muhammad Uzair (PAK) v Matthew Lucente (NZL)
Fraser McCann (SCO) v Kieren Tan (SIN)
Miguel Gonzalo Pujol (ARG) v Ethan Alfalfa Porter (ZIM)
[9/12] Matias Knudsen (COL) bye
[13/16] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bye
Keagan Waugh (RSA) v Amirhossein Feizpour (IRI)
Gavin L’Estrange (IRL) v Atte Stengård (FIN)
George Crowne (CAN) v Maaz Khatri (AUS)
Ibrahim Darwish (QAT) v Utkarsh Baheti (IND)
Uzair Shoukat (PAK) v Edwin Clain (FRA)
Duncan Lee (MAS) v Thomas Rosini (USA)
[2] Mostafa Asal (EGY) bye

Women’s 1st round draw

[1] Rowan Reda Araby (EGY) bye
Grace Pattison (AUS) v Ashita Bhengra (IND)
Halya Estili (IRI) v Izane Louw (RSA)
[13/16] Chan Yiwen (MAS) v Elisabeth Ross (USA)
[9/12] Alice Green (ENG) bye
Meghna Sreedhar (USA) v Cheng Nga Ching (HKG)
Courtney Trail (NZL) v Karina Tyma (POL)
[5/8] Hana Moataz Ayoub (EGY) bye
[5/8] Jana Shiha (EGY) bye
Yoshna Singh (IND) v Elle Ruggiero (USA)
Courtney Mather (AUS) v Helena Coetzee (RSA)
[9/12] Wen Li Lai (MAS) v Anika Jackson (NZL)
[13/16] Farida Mohamed (EGY) v Jannia Singh (IND)
Sarah Lüdin (SUI) v Georgia Robcke (NZL)
Hannah Mannion (ZIM) v Fereshteh Eghtedari (IRI)
[3/4] Aifa Azman (MAS) bye
[3/4] Lucy Turmel (ENG) bye
Kaitlyn Watts (NZL) v Laila Sedky (USA)
Jessica Keng (MAS) v Reese Bain (RSA)
[13/16] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) v Ananya Dabke (IND)
[9/12] Ingy Hammouda (EGY) v Annaleise Faint (NZL)
Sanya Vats (IND) v Polite Mubure (ZIM)
Sneha Sivakumar (SIN) v Aira Azman (MAS)
[5/8] Elise Lazarus (ENG) bye
[5/8] Marina Stefanoni (USA) bye
Alexandra Haydon (AUS) v Pascale Louka (AUS)
Niki Shemirani (IRI) v Gigi Yeung (MAC)
[9/12] Georgia Adderley (SCO) v Simona Frevel (SUI)
[13/16] Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) v Caroline Spahr (USA)
Winona-Jo Joyce (NZL) v Emma Jinks (CAN)
Aishwarya Khubchandani (IND) v Teagan Roux (RSA)
[2] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bye