Sporting Digest: Squash

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WOMEN'S WORLD TEAM SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP First round qualifying results: Pool A: Australia bt Scotland 3-0 (M Martin bt S MacFie 9-1 9-7 9-2; S Fitz-Gerald bt C Waddell 9-1 9-2 9-0; C Owens bt W Maitland 9-3 9-4 9- 7). South Africa bt Netherlands 2-1 (C Nitch bt H Van Hoorn 9-10 9-3 9-0 9-0; C Clifton-Parks bt D Sommers 3-9 9-3 9-3 9-5; N Grainger lost to N Beumer 9-7 5-9 6-9 6-9). Pool B: England bt Canada 3-0 (S Horner bt Heather Wallace 2-9 (Wallace retired injured); S Wright bt M Jans 9- 2 9-0 9-4; M Le Moignan bt L Styner 9-0 9-0 9- 3). New Zealand bt Germany 2-1 (P Beams bt S Schoene 9-6 5-9 9-3 9-5; L Marsh bt S Bartel 9-5 9-3 6-9 9-5; S Cook lost to B Seidler 5-9 9-6 10-8 5-9 8-10). Pool C: Finland bt Brazil 3-0 (T Myllyniemi bt F Roberts 5-9 9-5 9-2 0-9 9-2; N Taimiaho bt C Amazonas 9-1 9-1 9-0; P Karonen bt K Kerr 9-7 9-3 9-0). France bt Singapore 2-1 (C Castets bt Mah Li Lian 9-5 9-6 9-1; C Lebosse bt J Choo Wan Koon 9-4 9-0 9-10 9-7; N Cornet lost to Della Lee Li Ling 3-9 9-6 9-6 4-9 8-10). Pool D: Japan bt Malaysia 2-1 (T Yoshino bt Yoke Keet Koh 6-9 9-1 9-2 9-4; Y Kimura lost to Yuen Yuen Kong 8-10 9-7 7-9 9-3 7-9; Y Sakai bt Carrie Yeo 9-7 10-8 9-1). United States bt Ireland 2-1 D Holleran lost to R O'Callaghan 9-6 10-8 9-10 3-9 6-9; E Pierce bt A McArdle 9-6 9-10 9-1 10-8; S Khan bt O French 5-9 9-4 9-4 9-1).

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