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Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

Sarah-Jane Perry will miss the National Championships

‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’
By DONNA HELMER

Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury.

Perry’s withdrawal means Laura Massaro becomes top seed with Alison Waters moving to number two seed, setting up the prospect of a mouthwatering final between the four-time champions. Julianne Courtice moves up as 5/8 seed and Kace Bartley is granted a main draw berth.

Sarah-Jane said: “Whilst my recovery is going well, it was always going to be tight on time to be match fit.

“Unfortunately, I’m not quite where I would want to be so won’t be able to play. However, I am expecting to be fit for the World Champs onwards and look forward to being back next year.”

AJ Bell British National Squash Championships 2019, University of Nottingham, February 12-17.

Women’s First Round (Revised main draw):
[1] Laura Massaro (Eng) v Alison Thomson (Sco)
[5/8] Millie Tomlinson (Eng) v Qualifier
[5/8] Julianne Courtice (Eng) v Sarah Campion (Eng)
[3/4] Victoria Lust (Eng) v Qualifier
[3/4] Tesni Evans (Wal) v Qualifier
[5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v Kace Bartley (Eng)
[5/8] Fiona Moverley (Eng) v Lucy Turmel (Eng)
[2] Alison Waters (Eng) v Qualifier

For news, visit the official Nationals website and Twitter. Watch live streaming from February 14-17 via England Squash’s Facebook and You Tube channels.

Article by DONNA HELMER (England Squash). Edited by ALAN THATCHER.

Pictures courtesy of England Squash

 

Posted on February 8, 2019

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