20 Sep 2012

Strong NZ squash team named

11:24 am on 20 September 2012

New Zealand has named a strong team for squash's Women's World Team Championships in France in November with all four players ranked in the top 50.

World number 12 Joelle King leads the side into her fourth appearance at the biennial event.

World number 19 Jaclyn Hawkes has an even longer history at the World Champs, making the side for the fifth time in succession after her initial selection in 2004.

The other two players in the team are making their world championship debuts. Kylie Lindsay has been named at number three, after climbing to a career high 39 in the latest world rankings, while world number 46 Amanda Landers-Murphy has earned her spot with some superb form on the WSA world tour this year.

New Zealand has a proud history at the Women's World Team Championships, finishing runner-up twice and third on nine occasions. Indeed, the NZ side has only once finished outside the top four since debuting in 1981, claiming fifth place in Edmonton in 2006.