27 Aug 2012

New Zealand squash players beaten in finals

9:55 am on 27 August 2012

New Zealand's Evan Williams has come agonisingly close to his first title on the PSA men's world squash tour.

Williams lost in five games to top seed Jan Koukal of the Czech Republic in the final of the Henderson Open in Auckland.

Meanwhile Joelle King was beaten by England's Alison waters, also in five games, in the final of the Matamata Open.

It is the fifth WSA title Waters has claimed since returning to the court earlier this year after recovering from a serious knee injury.