ENGLAND 'IN FORM' FOR WORLD TEAMS

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ENGLAND 'IN FORM' FOR WORLD TEAMS

Postby BarryG » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:01 pm

Courtesy of England Squash and Racketball:

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The England squad will arrive in Canada for next week’s Women’s World Team Squash Championship with “in form”, according to Assistant National Coach David Campion.

Finalists 10 times in a row since 1994, England are the no.2 seeds for the 19th staging of the biennial World Squash Federation event championship at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, from December 1 to 6.

The six-time champions will be led by world no.2 Laura Massaro, the reigning world individual champion. She is supported by world no.5 Alison Waters and event debutantes Sarah-Jane Perry and Emma Beddoes, ranked 17 and 18 respectively in the world.

“The current strength in depth on the women’s tour is probably the best it’s ever been,” said Campion. "So, whereas realistically only three teams can win the event, because of this strength in depth there are a lot of teams that could come through, so we will have to be on our guard from the word go. We’re all really looking forward to it.

“Laura and Alison have had lots of experience in this event, but Sarah-Jane and Emma will be making their debuts – and both have had multiple wins over the year against top 16 players. We couldn’t ignore the performances that they have had. We’re coming into the event with players in form – we’re looking to win it!”

Is there added pressure on extending their record-equalling achievement of 10 finals in a row?

“Every event has its own standing – the expectation is that we’re going to go deep into this competition,” Campion responded. “There’s no added pressure – we’ve got top players who are accustomed to playing huge matches and that’s what we expect this time around.”

England are favourites in Pool B, which also includes seventh seeds Australia, 10th seeds Wales, Germany and Spain.
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