Thursday, December 04, 2014

Malaysia Cruise Into Quarter-finals Of 2014 Women's World Team Squash Championship


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysia moved into the last-eight of the 2014 Women's World Team Squash Championship after securing their third consecutive win at the Mark Sachvie Squash Centre in Canada.

The squad led by world number one Datuk Nicol David extended their winning streak by defeating Guatemala 3-0 in the third pool C match, played late Tuesday, according to the tournament's website www.wwt2014squash.com.

Malaysia had earlier defeated Canada and Mexico by the same scores.

In the match against Guatemala, Low Wee Wern put Malaysia ahead by defeating Pamela Anckermann with a score of 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 before Delia Arnold secured the second point by beating Winifer Bonilla 11-4, 11-3, 11-4 while Zulhijjah Azan wrapped-up the match by disposing Nicolle Anckermann 11-4, 11-2, 11-4.

Malaysia will square-off against the United States who are the sixth seed, in their final preliminary match to determine the group winner, later today.

The United States also moved into the last-eight after securing their third straight victory with a 3-0 win over Canada.

They had earlier defeated Guatemala and Mexico by the same score.

Based on the tournament format, the top two teams from each of the four groups qualify for the quarterfinals, scheduled on Thursday.

For the record, Malaysia's best achievement in the championship is a third placing in the past four editions -- 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

-- BERNAMA

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