England Claim Clean Sweep In European Junior Championships
scored a clean sweep of all three titles in the 2015 European
Junior U19 Squash Championships at the Sports Center Hector
in the Czech Republic capital Prague.
was favourite for the men's individual title - but the 18-year-old
from Leicester had to withstand a spirited attack in the final from
surprise opponent Edmon Lopez Moller. Seeded only to reach
the quarter-finals, the Barcelona teenager upset Ireland's second
seed Michael Craig in the semi-finals to become the first
Spaniard to reach the final in the 26-year history of the
took 107 minutes and four tie-break games for Parker to prevail
10-12, 14-12, 10-12, 13-11, 11-3 to become the fifth successive
English winner of the men's title.
the women's final, Georgina Kennedy denied Belgian favourite
Tinne Gilis the chance to join 2014 champion Nele Gilis
as the only pair of sisters to win the title. Second seed Kennedy,
from Bexley in Kent, defeated Gilis junior 11-8, 11-3, 11-9 to
become the sixth English women's winner in the last seven years.
was Parker and Kennedy who steered England to success in the
team competition, with a 2/0 victory in the final over Finland,
the fourth seeds celebrating their first appearance in the final
since 1992. England have now held the title unopposed for six years
Lower in the play-offs, Ireland finished in fifth place to
mark their highest-ever finish in the championships.