31 Jan 2012

New Zealand squash women beaten in Cleveland

4:44 pm on 31 January 2012

The New Zealand squash players, Joelle King and Jaclyn Hawkes have lost their opening round singles at the Cleveland Classic after earlier winning through qualifying.

Hawkes lost to fourth seed Madeline Perry 7-11 9-11 6-11 in 35 minutes, while King came close to inflicting a rare defeat on world number one Nicol David, losing 4-11 9-11 11-9 11-8 7-11 in 63 minutes.