- Eight named to do Test duty against India
- Banetse has his eye on Umpetha Challenge podium
- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
SA go down to Hong Kong at World Championships
- Updated: November 15, 2012
Our South African squash team went down fighting to Hong Kong in the first stages of knock-out play at the Women’s World Team Championships in Nimes, France on Wednesday.
Led by 2009 World Games ace Siyoli Waters, South Africa lost 2-1. South Africa were seeded 14th for the competition as opposed to their fourth-seeded opponents.
The SA victory went the way of Milnay Louw. Ranked 121st in the world she had a superb win against Liu Tsz-Ling, a player ranked 84 places above her at No37.
Louw took the win in straight games ÔÇô 12-10 12-10, 11-5 in a match lasting 31 minutes.
Top ranked South African Waters then took on Hong Kong No1 Annie Au and although she came within two points of victory went down 4-1 (13-11 11-7 6-11 9-11 11-3) in a match lasting three minutes shy of an hour.
Our national champion, Diana Haynes was last up on court. The left-hander went up by two games to one before Joey Chan came back to take the last two games 11-8 11-9.
Hong Kong now take on sixth seeds Australia while South Africa face 12th seeded United States in the 9-16 play-offs.