An upset over neighbours Canada takes USA into the quarter-finals of the Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Paderborn, Germany, and ensures the nation its 1st top eight finish in the championship since 1983. A surprise earlier qualifying defeat by Italy led USA, the 8th seeds, to be drawn against a higher seeded team in the last 16 round. But team rookie Todd Harrity, a 20-year-old, put the USA ahead – inflicting the 1st defeat of the tournament on Andrew Schnell by beating the Canadian No4 13-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4. It was squad No1 Julian Illingworth who clinched the US victory over the 7th seeds. The world No32 recovered from 2 games down to beat Shahier Razik 6-11, 3-11, 11-2, 11-0, 11-5 in 64 minutes.