Classy India too good for England

Squash: World junior meet: Hosts play Canada in quarterfinals

India take on fourth seeded Canada in the quarterfinals on Thursday. A win would pit them against the winner of the other quarterfinal match between sixth seeded Hong Kong and New Zealand, the eighth seed.

In its last league match in the four team Group B, India had little difficulty in disposing off England but Anaka Alankamony did survive some anxious moments against Julianne Courtice before winning 15-13, 8-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7.

After Dipika Pallikal and Surbhi Misra gave India a 2-0 lead. Pallikal beat Millie Tomlinson 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, while Misra got past Kimberley Hay 11-9, 11-3, 11-7.

In Pool A match, Australia defeated Sweden 3-0. Tamika Saxby gave Aussies the lead by beating Jennie Lindstrom 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 before Sarah Cardwell swelled it to 2-0. Sarah beat Matilda Ravn-Holm 13-11, 11-7, 11-2. Christine Nunn ended Sweden’s agony outplaying Eira Mooney 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 in the third match.

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Results:

Pool A: Australia bt Sweden 3-0 (Tamika Saxby bt Jennie Lindstrom 11-7, 11-8, 11-2, Sarah Cardwell bt Matilda Ravn-Holm 13-11, 11-7, 11-2, Christine Nunn bt Eira Mooney 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. Egypt bt New Zealand 3-0 (Nour El Sherbini bt Amanda Landers Murphy 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Heba El Torky bt Lana Harrison 11-4, 11-1, 11-7, Nouran El Torky bt Emma Millar 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5.

Pool D: Canada lt USA 1-2 (Samantha Cornett lt Amanda Sobhy 11-7, 13-11, 3-11, 7-11, 8-11, Laura Gemmel bt Oliva Blatchford 11-5, 14-12, 11-5, Jennifer Pelletier lt to Julie Cerullo 5-11, 11-13, 12-14.

South Africa bt Spain 3-0 (Robyn Baptiste bt Sarah Esperon 11-3, 11-9, 11-2, Cheyna Tucker bt Ana Arosa 11-7, 11-8, 11-8, Alexandra Fuller bt Marina Lopez 11-7, 11-5, 11-5.

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