Sultana in World Junior Championships

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:13

Colette Sultana put in an excellent performance to finish in the top 32 of the World Junior Squash Championships. Nearly 200 of the best Under-19 players from all over the globe travelled to Poland to contest for three world titles: the Men’s and the Women’s Junior Individuals, and the Women’s World Junior Team Championships. Sultana made it a great debut by winning her match against Maria Paula Tovar Perez from Columbia. The Maltese girl started strongly and played with clinical precision to win the first two games comfortably. However, the Columbian came back to take the third game. With both girls playing at their best and the Columbian continuing to push really hard in the fourth game, Sultana did extremely well to keep her nerve and managed to hit some crucial winning shots to end the match there in her favour. The match was streamed live on the Internet and was played in the magnificent all-glass show court at the Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw. With only 32 players remaining in the main draw, Sultana then had to face one of the top seeds of the tournament Sabrina Sohby. In a match that was again played in one of the centre courts, Sultana performed her best but it was the US girl who made it through to the last 16. As expected, all three titles were retained by Egypt. The Women’s title was won by Nour El Sherbini who also led the Egyptian team to win the final against the team from USA led by Sohby. Karim El Hammamy won the Men’s title against fellow Egyptian Fares Mohamed Dessouki. Colette Sultana is supported by the Malta Olympic Committee and Malta Squash, and is sponsored by Harrow Sports.

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