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Squash Championship: Lacklustre India to play for 9-16 positions

Niagara Falls: A lacklustre India failed to match the showing of the previous edition by finishing fourth in their pool in the WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship here.

Indian women, led by Joshana Chinappa in the absence of top player Dipika Pallikal, posted their first win of the competition against Austria 3-0 before going down to South Africa 1-2 in Pool D yesterday. The team now plays hosts Canada in 9-16 classification matches.

India had made a rare quarterfinal appearance in the 2012 edition, losing to eventual champions Egypt in the last eight stage.

World No.16 Pallikal's absence has proved the team costly. The highest-ranked Indian skipped the event to prepare for the World Open in Cairo from December 15. In other matches, fourth seeds Hong Kong China pipped France, the fifth seeds, 2/1 to secure top position in Pool D of the biennial event.

Results:
Pool A: [8] IRELAND bt [9] NEW ZEALAND 2/1 Madeline Perry bt Amanda Landers-Murphy 5-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-2, 11-8 (41m) Aisling Blake bt Megan Craig 9-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-8 (48m) Laura Mylotte lost to Kylie Lindsay 6-11, 6-11, 11-9, 7-11 (32m) [13/16] COLOMBIA bt [17/20] CHINA 3/0 Catalina Pelaez bt Li Dongjin 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (37m) Laura Tovar bt Gu Jinyue 11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 13-11 (35m) Ana Gabriela Porras bt Duan Siyu 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (14m) [1] EGYPT bt [8] IRELAND 3/0 Raneem El Welily bt Aisling Blake 11-7, 12-10, 11-8 (31m) Nour El Sherbini bt Laura Mylotte 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (25m) Omneya Abdel Kawy bt Breanne Flynn 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 (25m) [9] NEW ZEALAND bt [13/16] COLOMBIA 3/0 Megan Craig bt Catalina Pelaez 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10 (34m) Kylie Lindsay bt Laura Tovar 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8 (45m) Rebecca Barnett bt Ana Gabriela Porras 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (31m).

Final positions: 1 Egypt, 2 Ireland, 3 New Zealand, 4 Colombia, 5 China

Pool B: [2] ENGLAND bt [7] AUSTRALIA 3/0 Alison Waters bt Rachael Grinham 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 (35m) Sarah-Jane Perry bt Sarah Cardwell 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 (26m) Emma Beddoes bt Christine Nunn 11-1, 11-5, 11-3 (23m) [10] WALES bt [13/16] GERMANY 2/1 Tesni Evans bt Sina Wall 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 (22m) Deon Saffery bt Franziska Hennes 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6 (40m) Jennifer Haley lost to Annika Wiese 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 8-11 (33m)

Final positions: 1 England, 2 Australia, 3 Wales, 4 Germany, 5 Spain

Pool C: [3] MALAYSIA bt [6] USA 3/0 Nicol David bt Olivia Blatchford 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (31m) Low Wee Wern bt Natalie Grainger 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (33m) Delia Arnold bt Sabrina Sobhy 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6 (31m) [11] CANADA bt [13/16] MEXICO 3/0 Samantha Cornett bt Samantha Teran 11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 3-11, 12-10 (70m) Danielle Letourneau bt Nayelly Hernandez 11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (21m) Nikki Todd bt Karla Urrutia 6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 (45m)

Final positions: 1 Malaysia, 2 USA, 3 Canada, 4 Mexico, 5 Guatemala

Pool D: [5] FRANCE bt [12] SOUTH AFRICA 3/0 Camille Serme bt Siyoli Waters 11-4, 11-4, 10-12, 11-8 (42m) Coline Aumard bt Milnay Louw 11-3, 11-9, 12-10 (33m) Laura Pomportes bt Alexandra Fuller 11-3, 11-8, 11-4 (24m) [13/16] INDIA bt [17/20] AUSTRIA 3/0 Joshana Chinappa bt Birgit Coufal 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (31m) Anaka Alankamony bt Jacqueline Peychar 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 (20m) Harshit Kaur Jawanda bt Anja Kaserer 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 (18m) [4] HONG KONG CHINA bt [5] FRANCE 2/1 Annie Au lost to Camille Serme 3-11, 10-12, 8-11 (32m) Joey Chan bt Coline Aumard 11-8, 11-8, 11-8 (35m) Liu Tsz-Ling bt Laura Pomportes 11-8, 5-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8 (63m) [12] SOUTH AFRICA bt [13/16] INDIA 2/1 Siyoli Waters lost to Joshana Chinappa 4-11, 4-11, 7-11 (24m) Milnay Louw bt Anaka Alankamony 11-2, 11-7, 11-8 (22m) Cheyna Tucker bt Sachika Ingale 11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 11-6 (38m)

Final positions: 1 Hong Kong China, 2 France, 3 South Africa, 4 India, 5 Austria.

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