Sporting Digest: Squash

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EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Zoetermeer, Neth) Qualifying rounds: MEN: Group One Pool A: Scotland 3 Sweden 1 (P Nicol bt F Johnson 9-2 9-2 9-3; M Heath bt A Toren 9-10 9-5 9-5 6-9 9-1; D Ritchie lost to D Forslund 6-9 0-9 0-9; D Gordon bt P Sjosten 7-9 10-8 9-3 9- 3). England 4 Wales 0 (T Hands bt A Davies 3-9 9-1 6-9 9-3 9-1; P Whitlock bt A Gough 9-4 9-0 9-3; J Nicolle bt D Evans 1-9 9-6 9-0 9-2; S Meads bt G Davies 9-0 9-2 9-0). Scotland 3 Wales 1 (Nicol bt Davies 9-0 9-6 9-3; Heath bt Gough 10-8 9-0 9-0; Gordon bt Evans 9-7 9-6 1- 9 9-7; B Sutherland lost to J Dark 6-9 9-5 6-9 3- 9). England 4 Sweden 0 (Hands bt F Johnson 10-8 3-9 9-2 9-3; Whitlock bt D Forslund 9-4 9-3 9-3; Nicolle bt J Gornerup 9-3 9-6 9-5; Meads bt P Sjosten 9-0 9-1 9-2). Scotland 3 Wales 1 (Nicol bt Davies 9-0 9-3 9-6; Heath bt Gough 10-8 9-0 9-0; Gordon bt Evans 9-7 9-6 1-9 9-7; Sutherland lost to J Dark 6-9 9-5 6-9 3-9). Final standings: 1 England (P 3, Pts 5); 2 Scotland (3-5); 3 Sweden (3-1); 4 Wales (3-1).

Pool B: France 3 Finland 1; Germany 4 Spain 0; Finland 3 Spain 1; Germany 4 France 0; Finland 3 Spain 1. Group Two Pool A: Netherlands 4 Israel 0; Israel 3 Greece 1; Israel 3 Greece 1. Pool B: Norway 4 Luxenbourg 0; Ireland 4 Norway 0 (D Ryan bt A Aabyholom 10-9 6-9 9-6 9-4; K Flynn bt R Laarson 9-5 9-1 9-3; C Collins bt C Foss 9-6 9-2 9-0; S Richardson bt M Mandt 9-1 9-3 9-3). Pool C: Italy 4 Monaco 0; Denmark 3 Belgium 1; Denmark 4 Monaco 0; Italy 1 Belgium 3. Pool D: Austria 4 Portugal 0; Switzerland 4 Czech Republic 0; Portugal 4 Czech Republic 0; Switzerland 2 Austria 2. Semi-finals: England v France; Germany v Scotland.

WOMEN: Group One Pool A: England 3 Spain 0 (S Horner bt N Meneu 9-0 9-1 9-3; C Jackman bt N Salvia 9-0 9-0 9-0; F Geaves bt A Torras 9-2 9-0 9-2). Ireland 2 Scotland 1 (R O'Callaghan bt S Macfie 10-8 9-6 4-9 9-7; A McArdle bt C Waddell 1-9 9-6 9-7 9-1; L Finnegan lost to W Maitland 3-9 3-9 0-9). England 3 Ireland 0 (Horner bt McArdle 9-0 9-1 9- 0; Jackman bt Finnegan 9-4 9-0 9-0; Geaves bt L Mylotte 9-0 9-0 9-0). Scotland 3 Spain 0 (Macfie bt N Meneu 9-7 9-2 9-0; Waddell bt E Sanchez 9-0 9-0 9-1; Maitland bt A Torras 9-0 9- 3 9-1. Pool B: Netherlands 3 Switzerland 0; Germany 3 France 0; Germany 2 Netherlands 1; France 2 Switzerland 1. Group Two Pool A: Belgium 2 Denmark 1; Finland 3 Austria 0; Austria 3 Belgium 0; Finland 3 Denmark 0. Pool B: Wales 2 Israel 1 (S Taylor lost to C Lavine 3-9 8- 10 0-9; H Barnard bt L Trevis 9-3 7-9 2-9 9-3 9-5; J Dark bt N Mizrachi 9-5 5-9 10-8 9-6). Sweden 3 Wales 0 (E Svenby bt Taylor 9-1 9-6 9-5; L Olssen bt Barnard 9-0 4-9 9-5 9-4; J Ankervall bt A Roberts 9-3 9-1 9-6); Norway 3 Israel 0; Sweden 3 Czech Republic 0; Norway 3 Czech Rep 0.

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