England Rule In European Junior Championships In Zurich!

On top of the podium: The English winners Victoria Temple Murray and Olivier Holland who have been successful in the finals in ZurichOn top of the podium: The English winners Victoria Temple Murray and Olivier Holland who have been successful in the finals in Zurich

After winning both individual titles in the European Junior U19 Squash Championships in Switzerland, favourites England went on to claim the team title in impressive style at the Tennis & Squash Center Sihltal in the country’s largest city Zurich.

The men’s individual event produced the predicted all-English final between the top two seeds Ollie Holland and Richie Fallows. But it was second seed Holland who became the third English winner in a row – and the second in succession from the same club in Nottingham – when he beat Fallows 11-9, 11-5, 11-7.

There was a similar upset in the women’s final when No2 seed Victoria Temple Murray beat Belgian favourite Nele Gilis 10-12, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9 to become the fifth successive English winner.

England reached the team final without dropping a match – and Holland, Fallows and Temple Murray maintained the squad’s run against France in the final, beating the second seeds 3/0.

Final:
[1] ENGLAND bt [2] FRANCE 3/0
Ollie Holland bt Baptiste Masotti 9-11, 11-3, 11-1, 11-3 (41m)
Richie Fallows bt Auguste Dussourd 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (27m)
Victoria Temple Murray bt Marie Stephan 12-10, 11-8 (23m)

3rd place play-off:
[3] SWITZERLAND bt [4] CZECH REPUBLIC 2/1
Robin Gadola bt Jakub Solnicky 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
Manuel Wanner bt Martin Svec 13-11, 11-3, 12-14, 11-13, 11-6
Cindy Merlo lost to Kristyna Alexova 5-11, 8-11