New Zealand players have moved forward in the latest PSA world squash rankings released today.2 Jun 2021
Paul Coll has remained at No 4 in the men’s rankings and Joelle King eight in the women’s but it’s the next group of players who have excelled.
At the age of 31 New Zealand national champion, Evan Williams has hit a new career-high ranking. It comes on the back of winning tournaments last month at Waikato, Panmure and over the weekend the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Open.
Wellington-based Williams has moved from 86 to 67 in the latest rankings and is in good form to defend his national title later this month.
Also jumping up the rankings are the No 3, 4 and 5 ranked players. Lwamba Chileshe is up to new high of 126 from a previous 145, Temwa Chileshe from 206 to 140 and Joel Arscott from 214 to 159 in the world.
A couple of others to hit career highs include Willz Donnelly up to 265 as well as 16-year-old Mason Smales from 412 to 340.
In the women’s rankings Emma Millar is the New Zealand No 2 moving just a few places from 97 to 94, Abbie Palmer remains at 117 but Kaitlyn Watts has taken another huge jump up from 234 to 127.
Fifteen-year-old Ella Lash from the Belmont Club on the North Shore is ranked at 205 from her previous best of 252.
For the full June PSA world rank list please click here https://www.psaworldtour.com/rankings/world_tour