Mixed bag for NZ at world squash champs

Last updated 08:00 19/11/2012

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New Zealand have finished two spots below their seeding at the women's world team squash championship in France.

The fifth seeds were forced to play off for seventh after being upset in their first classification match 2-1 by seventh seeds Ireland, but they bounced back with a 2-1 victory over fourth seeded Hong Kong to finish seventh in the 24-team biennial tournament.

Second seeds Egypt upset favourites England 2-1 to win the final, while third seeds Malaysia, who knocked New Zealand out in the quarter-finals, forcing the Kiwis to playoff for fifth to eighth, claimed bronze after beating Australia 3-0 in the playoff for third.

New Zealand's top-20 ranked players, Joelle King and Jaclyn Hawkes, both suffered five-game defeats against Ireland (to Madeline Perry and Aisling Blake, respectively), New Zealand's only win coming through No 4 Amanda Landers-Murphy, who played the third singles ahead of Kylie Lindsay and toppled Laura Mylotte in four.

Landers-Murphy capped a good week with another win against Hong Kong, while King's four-game victory over Annie Au in the top singles sealed a closing win.

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