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Squash - 12. August 2007.

Beddoes Bursts Through In Vancouver

RESULTS: Women's Sun & Surf Jericho Squash Open, Vancouver, Canada

Quarter-finals:

[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [Q] Emma Parke (ENG) 9-1, 9-2, 9-0

[3] Alana Miller (CAN) bt [5] Tara Mullins (CAN) 9-1, 9-5, 9-1

[4] Carolyn Russell (CAN) bt [8] Birgit Coufal (AUT) 6-9, 9-7, 9-0, 2-9, 9-2

[6] Emma Beddoes (ENG) bt [2] Runa Reta (CAN) 6-9, 9-6, 8-10, 9-1, 9-7

Semi-finals:

[1] Latasha Khan (USA) bt [3] Alana Miller (CAN) 9-2, 9-6, 10-9 (54m)

[6] Emma Beddoes (ENG) bt [4] Carolyn Russell (CAN) 10-8, 9-1, 9-3 (45m)



 


The 21-year-old from Warwick, a student at Nottingham University, made her breakthrough in the quarter-finals when she twice came from behind to defeat experienced second seed Runa Reta 6-9, 9-6, 8-10, 9-1, 9-7.

Sixth seed Beddoes, a former British Junior champion, stepped up her game in the semi-finals to overcome Carolyn Russell, the No4 seed ranked more than 20 places higher in the world, 10-8, 9-1, 9-3 in 45 minutes.

Beddoes will meet Latasha Khan in the final after the top seed from the USA battled back from 2-6 down in the second and 3-6 behind in the third to beat Canadian National champion Alana Miller, the third seed, 9-2, 9-6, 10-9 in 54 minutes.

Issued by Howard Harding on behalf of WISPA

Women’s International Squash Players' Association

Tel: (+44) 1737-243333; Mobile: (+44) 7773-325130; Email: HowHard@aol.com

WISPA: Tel: (+44) 20 7222 1667; Email: wispahq@aol.com

WSQ 4007 12 August 2007

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