Squash Australia claim the future is bright Down Under
We love a little irony here at Squash Mad. Just a few days after we broke the news that youngsters from Down Under would not be attending the World Junior Championships, Squash Australia has published the following article detailing how well their leading juniors are performing.
The future for squash in Australia is looking bright, with the latest world rankings showing Australians ranked in the top ten in both the boys and girls Under-19 divisions.
Queensland’s Jessica Turnbull is ranked fifth in the world, with Egyptians filling the top three positions on the ladder.
Turnbull is currently ranked a career-high 85th in the world across all divisions. Nour El Sherbini is the world’s top ranked female Under-19 player.
In the men’s Under-19 category, Victoria’s Sam Ejtemai is currently ranked eighth in the world, behind Jordan’s top ranked Ahmad Al-Saraj. Ejtemai is also currently enjoying his highest world ranking of 302 across all divisions.
Turnbull and Ejtemai have both made strong starts to 2014, winning their age divisions at the Oceania Squash titles on the Gold Coast.
Ejtemai caused a boilover by beating top seed Rhys Dowling in the final, while Turnbull was untroubled throughout the tournament.