Squash quarter-final draw made
The draw for the womenís doubles quarter-finals took place at 14:00 on Friday and pitted Englandís Linda Charman and Fiona Geaves against the Singles gold medallist Sarah Fitz-Gerald and her Australian team-mate and former world number 1 Liz Irving.
Charman and Geavesí clash with the New Zealanders Leilani Rorani and Carol Owens on show court one was the match of the session. Rorani, the reigning World Doubles champion, and Owens, the Singles silver medallist, won the opening game 15-9.
Charman, from Hailsham in East Sussex, and her Gloucester-based partner rallied in the second game before going down to the unrelenting Kiwis 15-13. The New Zealand pairís reward was a quarter-final clash with Canadians Margo Green and Melanie Jans.
English third seeds Cassie Jackman and Tania Bailey had to work hard on show court one for their win over the industrious New Zealanders Shelley Kitched and Lara Petera, the Trans-Tasmanian doubles champions.
The English pair took the opening game 15-9 and raced into a 5-1 lead in the second. But the Kiwis dug in and staged a dramatic comeback to seal a 15-11 win to tie the match. Bailey and Jackman refused to buckle and clinched the match 15-5 in the third game.
They now face the Welsh pairing of Katrina Hogan and Karen Hargreaves in the last eight.
In the final morningís Pool matches, Australian top seeds Rachael and Natalie Grinham were never troubled by Hogan and Hargreaves and romped to a 15-3, 15-1 success in just over 14 minutes.
They now meet New Zealandís Shelley Kitchen and Lara Petera in the quarter-finals.
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