USA in the Quarters!
World Jr. Men's Championships
UPDATE 1.24.03: Please look for the February 2003 edition of Squash Magazine, containing the full recap of the Junior Worlds event.
10th seeds USA have reached the quarterfinals in Chennai! The team of Julian Illingworth, Nicholas Chirls, Chris Gordon and Michael Gilman pulled off a key win vs. 7th seed The Netherlands.
Illingworth, playing No. 1 for the US, beat Dutch No. 1 Dylan Bennett 10-8, (6), 6, 0. The Netherlands took the second match. US third-string Nick Chirls came from behind to take the win off The Netherlands' Tom Hoevenaars (3), 10-8, 0, 0.
Next up, the US faces No. 3 seed Australia in the quarters. Rounding out the quarterfinals are No. 1 seed England vs. No. 5 India; No. 4 Egypt vs. No. 9 Canada; and No. 2 Pakistan vs. No. 6 Mexico.
Please pick up the February 2003 issue of Squash Magazine for the full recap of the Junior Worlds.