Waters to Captain SA at World Champs

by | Oct 30, 2012

SA Captain Siyoli Waters is currently playing in Mexico where she is seeded fifth for the Aberto Mexicano de Raquets.Siyoli Waters, presently ranked 48 in the world, will captain the South Africa women’s squash team at the World Team championships to be played in Nimes, France from 12th-17th November 2012.

Campaigning in Mexico, where she is seeded 5th in the Aberto Mexicano de Raquets, Waters who returns to South Africa on 4 November will be the top seed ahead of Diana Haynes, Milnay Louw and Cheyna Tucker.

Three weeks ago Waters caused an upset in the Macau Open when she defeated Australian Donna Urqhart, ranked 17 in the world, in the second round.

Left hander, Haynes has had a successful season capturing the Assore Central Gauteng Open title and then collecting her first National title when she outplayed Louw in the semi-finals and Waters in the finals.

Louw, who formerly represented Western Province before transferring to Northerns, has in 2012 won the Keith Grainger/UCT Memorial Open in Cape Town, the Western Province Open and the Northerns Closed.

UJ student Tucker, the Jesters under 23 champion and ranked 80 in the world, has recently registered some good results on the WSA (Women Squash Players Association) in Australia. Tucker reached the semi-finals of the Ipswich Open in Queensland as well as the semi-finals of the Hitachi Queensland Open in Brisbane where she upset the number 4 seed, Christine Nunn of Australia, to reach her second consecutive semi-final in as many weeks.

The team will be managed by Northerns’ provincial player Vivienne Doeg.

A record entry of 26 teams – Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA, Wales- will line up in France, which is hosting the event for the first time in its 33 year history. 3 new state-of-the-art all glass courts will be erected for the Championships.


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