Kiwi squash team go down to Malaysia

Last updated 10:16 16/11/2012

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New Zealand have lost their quarter-final against Malaysia at the women's world team squash championship this morning (NZT).

Third seeds Malaysia proved too good for the fifth seeded Kiwis, winning both singles matches played to clinch a 2-0 win and set up a semi-final against Egypt.

New Zealand No 1 Joelle King, ranked No 5 in the world, suffered a straight games defeat to the best player in the world, Nicol David, losing 11-5 11-7 11-4 while Jaclyn Hawkes went down to world No 7 Low Wee Wern 11-3 11-5 11-13 11-9. A third singles match wasn't required with the match already decided.

New Zealand will now play off for the minor placings, starting with a tie against Ireland tomorrow. The best they can do is finish fifth.

In the other quarters, top seeds England beat Ireland 3-0, fourth seeded Hong Kong were upset 2-1 by sixth seeds Australia, and second seeded Egypt beat India 3-0.

New Zealand's best finish at the tournament is second, achieved in 1985 and 1992. They've been third nine times and finished fourth in the past two editions, the last of which was in Palmerston North.

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