South Africa, seeded 12th, continue to surprise the world of squash with their performances at the Women’s World Team Championships in Canada, beating 10th seeds, France, 2-1, to set up a clash with New Zealand for the 5th/6th playoff.
Even though France played without their number one seed, Isabelle Stoehr, South African coach, Richard Castle said: “If Claire (Nitch) too was playing, then I think the result would have been the same.”
Tenille Swartz showed why she is ranked number one in South Africa with a 3-0 defeat of Camille Serme.
Diana Argyle continued her fabulous form at the Championship, winning 3-0 against Celia Allamargot.
Karen vd Westhuizen lost 2-1 to Soraya Renai.
The win over France would have given South Africa great confidence as they prepare for battle with 6th seeds, New Zealand, tonight at 7pm (SA time)
Again, whatever happens against New Zealand, South Africa will finish in the top six, an incredible performance from a team, which went the Championship not expecting advance past the first round.
 South Africa beat  France 2-1
Diana Argyle beat Celia Allamargot 9-1, 9-0, 9-4
Tenille Swartz beat Camille Serme 9-3, 9-3, 9-6
Karen vd Westhuizen lost to Soraya Renai 4-9, 9-7, 8-10