Melbourne’s Melody Francis made it three wins in a row on the women’s professional squash tour when she beat Korea’s Ahn Eun Chan in straight games to win the Victorian Open in Melbourne on Sunday.
Melbourne pair Rex Hedrick and Melody Francis are the sole Australians remaining at the Victorian Open as the tournament heads into the semi-finals and finals stage.
Challen Stowell will feel quite at home when the team chosen for the Australian Women’s Junior Squash Team arrives on the Gold Coast for the final preparation camp next week.
The first round of the Victorian Open was held on Thursday with Rex Hedrick stamping his authority on the tournament with a straight games win over Luke Sims.
Squash is getting ready for its biggest event on the Victorian tournament calendar and spectators can follow the finals matches live from their living rooms. The 2011 Victorian Open, to be held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre from 7 – 10 July,
Melbourne’s Melody Francis has surged into the top 50 in the latest world rankings issued by the Women’s International Squash Players Association.
Brisbane's Courier-Mail caught up with Rachael Grinham at the Queensland Junior Championships on Wednesday, where Rachael and other members of the AIS squash squad were on hand to watch the finals and present trophies.
Australia’s David Palmer will have to get past world number five Amr Shabana of Egypt in the first round of the Australian Open if he is to have any chance of adding a second title to the one he claimed in 2008.
Squash Victoria has been given a $300,000 VicHealth state government grant over the next three years to help make the sport more attractive to women and girls.
Melbourne’s Melody Francis underlined her massive improvement over the past 12 months when she claimed her second consecutive title on the women’s squash tour with a four-game win over Kiwi Amanda Landers-Murphy in the final of the South Australian Open on Sunday.