MELBOURNE - The individual competition of the World University Squash Championships (WUSC) wrapped up yesterday at Melbourne’s Monash University with Annie Au from Hong Kong taking the honours in the women’s competition and Joel Hinds claiming the title in the men’s.
But the British camp should be pleased to have occupied three of the six podium spots on offer after they split the results of the men’s and women’s finals of the individual competition at the World University Squash Championships at Monash University today.
The team’s star Joel Hinds will return home with the men’s title after a fiery yet dominant performance over Germany’s Jens Schoor in straight sets (11-6, 11-7, 11-2). It was a thrilling match, delivering many classic points throughout.
Hinds was visibly exhausted but relieved and ecstatic after the battle, exclaiming after his win; “it was great, it’s my third time (at the World University Squash Championships) so it’s great to finally get that first place”.
In the women’s competition Brit Emma Chorley’s quest for gold came to an end with a straight sets loss (11-8, 11-5, 11-4) to the highly rated Annie Au from Hong Kong. Compatriot Kirsty McPhee took third place after beating local Melody Francis in the bronze medal match. Mc Phee and Chorley’s attention will now turn to the team’s competition where the Brits will try to continue their run of hot form in the face of some fierce opposition from all across the globe. Au was visibly delighted with her win, confirming her as a world class competitor and a force to be reckoned with in the competitive squash world.
(Source: Sarah Wordsworth, AUS Marketing and Media Coordinator)
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