World Doubles News
Australian Teams named
Commonwealth Games gold medalists Cameron Pilley, David Palmer, and
Rachael Grinham will form the backbone of Australia’s teams at the
World Doubles Championships to be held in Darwin in August.
Pilley, currently Australia’s top-ranked player at 14 in the world,
will team up with 20th ranked Grinham in the mixed doubles and
Australia’s other top 20 player, world number 16 Ryan Cuskelly, in
the men’s doubles.
Palmer, a two-time gold medalist in Glasgow, will partner world
number 21 Donna Urquhart in the mixed doubles and number 56 Rex
Hedrick in the men’s doubles.
In the women’s doubles Grinham and Urquhart will form one
combination, while leading Australian-based players Christine Nunn
and Sarah Cardwell will make up Australia’s other team.
“We are very excited about the teams we have been able to put
together for this prestigious event,” Squash Australia High
Performance Manager, Stewart Carson, said.
“We had such a successful Glasgow Commonwealth Games campaign, and
it’s fantastic that all of our gold medalists will be playing on
home soil against the world’s best.”
Michelle Martin will be the coach accompanying the team.