19 Mar 2014

King wins first match at World Squash Champs

5:56 am on 19 March 2014

The New Zealand squash number one Joelle King has won her opening round match at the World Championships in Malaysia.

King, the 5th seed, beat Welsh qualifier Tesni Evans 3-nil.

She'll play Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt in the second round.

Meanwhile New Zealand qualifier Megan Craig will play 9th seed Jenny Duncalf of England in the first round.