23 Aug 2010

Rising squash player takes out national title

6:41 am on 23 August 2010

The rising New Zealand squash player, Joelle King, has been crowned champion at the New Zealand National Championships in Whakatane.

King claimed the title with an 11-4, 8-11, 11-6 11-5 upset win over the world number 14 Jaclyn Hawkes in the final.

The 21-year-old has now risen to number 20 in the world rankings.

There's also a new men's national champion, with the world number 42, Campbell Grayson, beating Wellington's Evan Williams 15-13, 11-1, 11-5 for the national title.