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Waters leads SA to World Team victory in France

Former World Games squash player Siyoli Waters led South Africa to a win and a loss at the Women’s World Team Squash Championships being played in Nimes, France.

Waters, who represented Team South Africa at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, is captaining the SA side and they beat Spain and went down to Malaysia in their opening pool matches.

Seeded 14th for the tournament, they had little difficulty beating 26th seeds Spain 3-0.

Waters dropped only 14 points against Spanish No1 Marina de Juan, going through in straight games. Then Tukkies student Senade Haupt, a new cap in the side beat Christina Gomez in straight games before Milnay Louw beat Xisela Aranda, dropping one game in the process.

Next up were third seeds Malaysia and South Africa went down 3-0.

Waters took a game of world No1 Nicole David before Louw also took a game off Delia Arnold, a player ranked 101 places above her. Malaysia sealed the win when Low Wee Wern (world No7) beat Diana Haynes in straight games.

Next up for South Africa is a match against 19th seeded China before the second round of knock-our matches take place.

The next edition of the World Games will take place in Cali, Colombia in 2013.


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