It’s a good for Hong Kong squash as its top two WSA players both celebrate career highs in the latest May rankings.
Annie Au moves up one place to no.6 for the first time. Au reached the semi finals last month in Texas and previously reached her first World Series Final at the end of March. HK no.2 Joey Chan moved up 3 places to a career high of no.16 after winning her 5th WSA title on home soil at the Buler Challenge Cup with a big win over former world no.1 Rachael Grinham in the final.
Madeline Perry reached the final of the Irish Open in Dublin last week and swaps places with Laura Massaro once again to return to no.3. Both players were former champions in Ireland but couldn’t stop the steamrolling comeback of Alison Waters. Waters has now won the three tournaments she has played since her comeback and moves up 4 places to no.28. With no points to defend for the rest of the year Waters will no doubt continue her climb back up to the top.
The top 2 remain unchanged with Nicol David now up to an incredible 70 months at no.1 while Jenny Duncalf makes it 27 months at no.2.
There were career highs elsewhere in the top 50 for Emma Beddoes at no.22, equalling her best-ever. Lauren Selby moves up 2 places to no.41, Miranda Ranieri up to no.43, Olga Ertlova up 3 places to no.44, Coline Aumard up to no.46, Liu Tsz-Ling up to no.48 and Wales’ Tesni Evans makes her top 50 debut at no.49.
Full Rankings: www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/rankings.htm