Top Seeds to Contest European Finals in Malmo

May 4, 2009


RESULTS: European Team Squash Championships, Malmo, Sweden

Top Seeds To Contest European Finals In Malmo

Defending champions England will contest both finals of the European Team Squash Championships in Malmo – the men’s team taking on second seeds France for the ninth time in the last ten years, and the women’s team facing second seeds Netherlands for the seventh time in a row.

A record-equalling 27 countries are competing in the 37th men’s European Squash Federation championship being staged in the Swedish city for the first time – together with a record 21 nations in action in the 32nd staging of the women’s ESF tournament.

World No6 Nick Matthew led England to a 4/0 win over third seeds Netherlands to reach the men’s final for the 17th successive time.

It was a similarly comprehensive win in the other men’s semi-final where France beat Wales, the fifth seeds, 4/0.

Yet to lose the title in the event’s 31-year-history, England reached the women’s final after a 3/0 triumph over third seeds France.

In the other women’s semi-final, Netherlands recovered from a match down to beat fourth seeds Ireland 2/1.

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