3 Mar 2011

Hawkes best ranked NZ women's squash player

6:23 pm on 3 March 2011

Jaclyn Hawkes has reclaimed the mantle of New Zealand's top ranked player on the WISPA world women's squash tour.

Hawkes has moved up one place to number 14 on the March list, knocking fellow New Zealander Joele King down to number 15.

King had become the highest ranked New Zealander on the world stage for the first time in her career last month.

Meanwhile, Malysian Nicol David has set her sights on Dame Susan Devoy's record for the longest reign at world number one.

David is now second on the all time list at 59 months, surpassing Australian legend Michelle Martin's achievement of 58 months at the top of the rankings between 1993 and 1999.

The record-equalling five times world champion now has her eye on Devoy's record of 105 months between April 1984 and February 1993.