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26/01/2015
Australia Day Challenge 2015 (Women)

  Australia Day Challenge
Women's Draw 2015
22-25 Jan, Ipswich, Australia, $5k
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Round One
23 Jan 
Quarters
24 Jan
Semis
24 Jan
Final
25 Jan
[1] Megan Craig (Nzl)
bye
Megan Craig
11/2, 11/3, 12/10
Jasmine Chan
Megan Craig
11/1, 11/3, 11/5
Aika Azman
 Megan Craig
11/7, 11/4, 11/4 (23m)
Lakeesha Rarere
[5] Jasmine Chan (Aus)
11/9, 11/6, 11/2
Sue Williams (Aus)
[6] Samantha Calvert (Aus)
11/9, 11/8, 11/6
Kirsty Freeme (Aus)
Samantha Calvert
111/4, 12/10, 11/7
Aika Azman
[4] Aika Azman (Mas)
bye
bye
[3] Lakeesha Rarere (Aus(
Lakeesha Rarere
11/7, 11/5, 11/4
Natalie Newton
 Lakeesha Rarere
11/7, 11/8, 4/11, 11/13, 11/9
Lisa Camilleri
Taylor Jones (Aus)
11/6, 11/3, 11/4
[7] Natalie Newton (Aus)
Aimee Slatter (Aus)
11/4, 11/2, 11/5
[8] Jordan Russell (Aus)
Aimee Slatter
11/4, 11/4, 11/5
Lisa Camilleri
bye
[2] Lisa Camilleri (Aus)
RESULTS: Women's, Australia Day Challenge, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Craig Captures Australia Day Crown

New Zealand's Megan Craig beat home hope Lakeesha Rarere in the final of the Women's Australia Day Challenge to win the WSA Challenger 5 squash event at Ipswich PCYC Squash Centre in Ipswich in the Australian state of Queensland without dropping a game.

While the top-seeded Kiwi reached the final after brushing aside Malaysia's Aika Azman in just 18 minutes, 17-year-old Rarere - the third seed - pulled off a notable upset in the other semi when she outlasted higher-ranked compatriot Lisa Camilleri, the No.2 seed, 11-7, 11-8, 4-11, 11-13, 11-9 in 47 minutes.

"It's great to get an early win, it gives me a bit of confidence going into a bit of a break," said 22-year-old Craig after her 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 title triumph in 23 minutes.

"It was pretty hot out there, I didn't want to be out there too long.

"It's a great tournament," added the 2011 runner-up from Blenheim who crashed out at the quarter-final stage last year. "I'm glad I came back now."


 

 


 

 

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