Australia’s junior men’s team has arrived in Ecuador for the World Championships following an official farewell at Sports House in Brisbane last Friday.
Australia’s disappointing Malaysian Open came to an end on Thursday night when Egypt’s Tarek Momen came from two games down to upset third seeded Stewart Boswell in the quarter-finals.
Canberra’s Stewart Boswell became the only Australian to make it through to the second round of the Malaysian Open squash tournament in Kuala Lumpur after a night of upsets and near misses on Wednesday.
Australia’s top women squash players have received a generally favourable draw for the 2010 Australian Open to be played in Canberra from August 10-15.
Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly was handed an easy path into the main draw of the CIMB Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur when his opponent, Scotsman Alan Clyne, was forced to withdraw with an injury when Cuskelly was leading 7-4 in the first game on Tuesday night.
Two out of the three Australians in the qualifying draw of the Malaysian Open won their opening matches on Monday night, with Donna Urquhart and Ryan Cuskelly moving through but Steve Finitsis suffering an upset loss.
The 2010 World University Championships concluded in Melbourne with Australia finishing in 6th place.
Australia will play Austria on Friday in a bid to finish third in their pool and move to a higher play-off position at the World University Squash Championships in Melbourne after defeats to the higher ranked Hong Kong and USA on Thursday.
Former world number one and 2008 champion David Palmer will get his 2010 Australian Open campaign underway with a tricky clash against India’s Saurav Ghosal when the tournament begins in Canberra on August 10.
English student Emma Chorley pulled off an impressive upset over home hope Melody Francis in Tuesday's women's World University Squash Championships semi-finals to set up the prospect of the first ever double British gold at the 7th staging of the event at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.