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Harrow Sports would like to congratulate Raneem El Weleily (EGY) on her substantial win at the Gold 45 Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, New York. Not only did Weleily, who is one of Harrow’s sponsored squash players, finally overtake England’s Jennifer Duncalf to win the overall event— including the biggest prize of her career, but she also scored the highest ranking of her professional career, shooting from number 12 to seven  on the Women’s International Squash Player’s (WISPA) official world rankings.Duncalf, who is Great Britain’s top female squash player and last year’s Carol Weymuller Open champion, was favored to win once again—that is, until Weleily arrived ready to take the lead.Harrow racquet in hand, she went full-strength and managed to win all three games against the world number 2, at 11/7, 15/13 and 11/4.Weleily is currently competing in the 2011 U.S. World Open from Oct. 2-3 in Philadelphia.
The United States defeated Wales and Australia by identical 3-0 scores
to remain unbeaten in pool play at the 2011 Women's World Junior
Squash Championships in Boston MA. With the victories, the U.S. now
moves on to the quarterfinals where they will face New Zealand today.
The U.S. lived up to their #2 overall seeding as they had no trouble
against their fellow Pool B opponents. Olivia Blatchford
continued to impress as she took no time in beating Hannah Davis,
11-3, 11-4, 11-4, while Haley Mendez needed just 16 minutes to beat
Jennifer Haley, 11-4, 11-7, 11-1.
In the night session, the U.S. did not skip a beat in sweeping
Australia. Blatchford struggled a bit against Bethany
Btazier in the first two games, before proving her dominance in game
three, winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-3.
Results: USA bt  WALES 3/0
Haley Mendez bt Jennifer Haley 11-4, 11-7, 11-1 (16m)
Olivia Blatchford bt Hannah Davies 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)  USA bt  AUSTRALIA 3/0
Olivia Blatchford bt Bethany Brazier 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 (23m)
U.S. Seeded to Meet Egypt in Team Finals as Pool Play Begins Today
Nour El Tayeb (r) defeated former champion Nour El Sherbini, 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8, to win the Women's World Junior Individual Squash Championship in Boston, MA. Tayeb, who had also reached the final the previous two years, losing to El Sherbinin in 2009, wasn't about to let her final crack the the world title get away, winning the final two games after El Sherbini had leveled the match at 1 all.
As in their previous meeting in the 2009 final, the first game went well for El Tayeb, who took an early lead of 4-1, extending it to 9-3 before closing out the game. But, again as it had in 2009, the second game went away from the top seed as 3/4 seed El Sherbini, still aged only 15, built up a 9-3 lead before taking the game to draw level. It was nip and tuck throughout the third and fourth games until two winners in a row brought El Tayeb her first match-ball at 10-7. A daring, but unsuccessful, long drop temporarily reduced the gap for El Sherbini, but when the underdog's boast later then clipped the tin, El Tayeb was finally able to celebrate her status as World Champion.
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (42m)
U.S. Seeded #2 as Pool Play Gets Underway
Team pool play begins today with the U.S. seeded to meet Egypt in the finals. The U.S. team will look to improve on their fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships in Chennai, India.
The final will mark the second all-Egyptian world junior squash final in eight days after Marwan El Shorbagy took on Mohamed Abouelghar at the Junior Men's final in Belgium.
El Sherbini and El Tayeb have faced each other in tournament finals on three different occasions, with El Sherbini coming out on top twice, including the 2009 World Junior Championship singles final in Chennai, India.
The U.S. now sets their sights on the team competition, which will begin with pool play on Tuesday morning. Seeded # 2 overall, they will take on Guyana at 11:00 AM, followed by matches against Wales and Australia on Wednesday. Based on their pool play results, the U.S. would then advance to the knockout portion of the competition that begins Thursday and will conclude with the team finals on Saturday. Competing in the team event for the U.S. are Olivia Blatchford, and Hayley Mendez.
Results: Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [5/8] Emily Whitlock (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 (25m)
To see all the results from the 2011 Women's World Junior Squash Championships, along with the upcoming Pool Play schedule, please click here.
more great games slated for today in the WWJ championships...
14.45 [5/8] Kanzy El-Dafrawy (Egy) v Mariam Metwally (Egy)
15.30 [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (Egy) v [9/16] Ho Ka Po (Hkg)
16.15 [5/8] Nouran El Torky (Egy) v [9/16] Tesni Evans (Wal)
17.00  Nour El Tayeb (Egy) v [9/16] Anaka Alankamony (Ind)
17.45 [9/16] Salma Hany (Egy) v Haley Mendez (Usa)
18.30 [3/4] Olivia Blatchford (Usa) v [9/16] Melissa Alves (Fra)
19.15 [5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v [9/16] Megan Craig (Nzl)
tonights updates from the WWJ Squash Championships...
Blatchford beat Lee (Hong Kong) 4, 12-10, 8
Mendez beat Saxby (Seeded 5-8) 8, 12-10, 9
Ubina lost to Megan Craig (Seeded 9-16) 6, 5, 1
Main Draw Plate
Chu lost to Choi (Hong Kong) 13-11, 8, (3), (7), (9)
Some updates from our guys out in Boston at the WWJ Squash Championships...
Olivia Blatchford (Number 3/4 seed): Bye
Haley Mendez: Bye
Maria Elena Ubina beat Stephan (France), 8,2, 12-10
Julianne Chu lost to Ragavendran (India) (6), 5, (10), 9, (6)
Blatchford beat Ragavendran (India) 1, 4, 3
Mendez beat Proana (Ecuador) 5, 1, 3
Ubina beat Landman (South Africa) 8, 4, 6
Fiechter lost to Alankamony (India) (8), (10-12), (4)
Main Draw Plate
Chu beat Davies (Wales) 6, 1, 5
Main Draw Plate
Fiechter beat Temple-Murray (England) 8, 12-10, 4
Thursday evening, January 20th marked the 5th annual World Squash Awards Dinner to honor the best and brightest stars of the squash world.
ISDA 2010 Team of the Year
Ranked #1 for the 2010 season, Damien Mudge, and partner Viktor Berg, have a total of 17 tour victories in their three playing seasons together. Damien Mudge has occupied the top of the rankings for 12 seasons and has won 100 ISDA titles.
WISPA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year
2010 Commonwealth Games triple medal winner, Kasey Brown moved to a #7 world ranking last year.
ISDA 2010 Rookie of the Year
Raneem El Weleily:
FINALIST WISPA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year