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Duncalf Jumps over
Tranfield to #10

London, June 30, 2004 by Howard Harding
© 2004, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2004


  
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While
England’s Cassie Jackman retains her No1 position in the new July Women’s
World Squash Rankings, announced today (30 June) by the Women’s International
Squash Players’ Association (WISPA), compatriot Jenny Duncalf celebrates
a top ten debut at No10. Duncalf achieved the top ten position at the
expense of Jenny Tranfield, who herself had debuted at #10 in June.

Jenny
Duncalf, who has played strongly for the last 18 months, reached world
#10, here in action against # 3 Vanessa Atkinson.
Photo © 2004 Debra Tessier

In an
unchanged top five, Australia’s Rachael Grinham holds onto second place,
with Dutch No1 Vanessa Atkinson at three; USA’s Natalie Grainger at four;
and Rachael’s younger sister Natalie Grinham at five.

Jackman, who extends her reign at the top of the world
rankings to six unbroken months, has enjoyed a memorable few months off
court. Married in March to Australian Matt Thomas, the 31-year-old from
Norfolk was awarded an ‘MBE’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June.
Jackman will be aiming to bag her 27th WISPA World Tour title at the first
Brunei Open, one of three major women’s events being staged in July.

Jenny Duncalf has made rapid progress on the international
circuit since going full-time in 2001. The 21-year-old from Harrogate
in Yorkshire claimed her first Tour title at the Atlanta Masters in the
USA last October, and toppled top-seeded compatriot Rebecca Macree to
reach the final of the ‘Bright Lights’ Las Vegas Open in May.

The indefatigable Fiona Geaves moves up to No6 in the
new list, just one place away from her best-ever ranking in September
2001. The 36-year-old from Gloucester, a British Open Over-35 champion,
is enjoying her 15th year on the WISPA Tour – and has already reached
two Tour finals this year.

One new name in the July list is England’s Linda Elriani,
the world No7. The former Miss Charman married French international Laurent
Elriani in June, and will compete for the first time under her new name
in the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur at the end of July.

1 [1]
Cassie Jackman ENG
2 [2] Rachael Grinham AUS
3 [3] Vanessa Atkinson NED
4 [4] Natalie Grainger USA
5 [5] Natalie Grinham AUS
6 [7] Fiona Geaves ENG
7 [6] Linda Elriani ENG
8 [8] Nicol David MAS
9 [9] Rebecca Macree ENG
10 [12] Jenny Duncalf ENG
11 [10] Jenny Tranfield ENG
12 [11] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY
13 [13] Vicky Botwright ENG
14 [14] Shelley Kitchen NZL
15 [15] Isabelle Stoehr FRA
16 [16] Stephanie Brind ENG
17 [17] Madeline Perry IRL
18 [19] Rebecca Chiu HKG
19 [18] Tania Bailey ENG
20 [20] Pamela Nimmo SCO

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100:

21 [21] Latasha
Khan USA
35 [33] Runa Reta CAN
48 [47] Alana Miller CAN
50 [49] Katie Patrick CAN
55 [53] Melaine Jans CAN
57 [56] Shabana Khan USA
58 [58] Meredith Quick USA
60 [60] Marnie Baizley CAN
61 [61] Tara Mullins CAN
74 [73] Carlin Wing USA
76 [82] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
79 [77] Lauren Polonich CAN
93 [89] Ivy Pochoda USA
95 [90] Louisa Hall USA
99 [94] Kyla Grigg CAN
101 [97] Carolyn Russell CAN
107 [100] Lily Lorentzen USA

[complete
rankings for June
]


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