SquashTalk
>Rankings section > WISPA Oct 1, 2005
Rankings

SQUASHTALK TODAY


www.princesquash.com


Grinham’ Margin
Still Razor-Thin, Grainger to 4th

London, Oct 1, 2005 by Howard harding
© 2005, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2004


  
SQUASH
TALK
  WOMEN’S NEWS


Vanessa
Atkinson (l) stays at Rachael Grinham’s heels in the Oct 1
WISPA rankings .. © 2005
Fritz Borchert

Rachael
Grinham Hangs on to #1, Grainger Regains #4

Rachael
Grinham retains her world #1 ranking position (just barely, with 2014
points as compared to Vanessa Atkinson’s 1970 points). Meanwhile, Grinham’s
sister Natalie, slides back to number five behind USA’s Natalie Grainger.

It
was her victory in last month’s Seattle Open which allowed Rachael
Grinham’s
to keep hold of the top place in
the  new October Women’s World Squash Rankings,
announced today (4 October) by the Women’s International Squash
Players’ Association (
WISPA),
as the Australian marches into her 15th successive month in pole position.

The
US event’s runner-up Vanessa Atkinson, the world
champion from the Netherlands,
retains her second place in the list, ahead of third-placed Malaysian Nicol
David
.

Natalie Grainger,
of the USA, overtakes Australia’s Natalie Grinham to
move into fourth place – helped by three WISPA World
Tour
final appearances by the American this year, including
victory in the Vassar College Class of 1932 Open on
home soil in February, and the disappointing recent run by the younger
Grinham sister who has failed to achieve her seeding in three out of
the last four events in which she has competed.

A
trio of English players follow the top five – led
by Linda Elriani at six; this weekend’s Traders
United Yokohama Open
champion Vicky Botwright at
seven; and 22-year-old Jenny Duncalf, who rises to
a career-high No8. 

Duncalf claimed an unexpected place in the quarter-finals
of the Seattle Open after upsetting Egypt’s Omneya
Abdel Kawy
, last month’s world No8, in the first round.  Kawy
slips to nine in the new list.

Another
England international is celebrating a best-ever ranking in the October
list:  Alison
Waters
, the 21-year-old from London,
rises two places to No16 after also making the Seattle Open last eight
against expectations.  Waters exceeded her seeding position in
all but one of the eight WISPA events she has played in this year.


1 [1] Rachael Grinham AUS

2
[2] Vanessa Atkinson NED

3
[3] Nicol David MAS

4
[5] Natalie Grainger USA
5
[4] Natalie Grinham AUS

6
[6] Linda Elriani ENG

7
[7] Vicky Botwright ENG

8
[9] Jenny Duncalf ENG
9
[8] Omneya Abdel Kawy EGY

10
[10] Tania Bailey ENG

11
[11] Jenny Tranfield ENG

12
[12] Madeline Perry IRL

13
[13] Shelley Kitchen NZL

14
[14] Annelize Naude NED

15
[15] Isabelle Stoehr FRA

16
[18] Alison Waters ENG
17
[16] Rebecca Chiu HKG

18
[17] Fiona Geaves ENG

19
[20] Laura-Jane Lengthorn ENG

20
[19] Pamela Nimmo SCO

OTHER AMERICAS
PLAYERS IN TOP 100 AS OF OCTOBER 1 2005:

23 [22] Latasha
Khan USA
31 [31] Samantha Teran MEX
33 [34] Runa Reta CAN
35 [35] Melaine Jans Burke CAN
37 [40] Alana Miller CAN
39 [39] Katie Patrick CAN
59 [56] Tara Mullins CAN
63 [63] Lily Lorentzen USA
64 [64] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
66 [61] Shabana Khan USA
68 [60] Marnie Baizley CAN
70 [67] Louisa Hall USA
72 [69] Meredith Quick USA
83 [82] Ashley Clackson CAN
96 [91] Britt Hebden USA

[complete
rankings for Oct ’05]




COLLEGE NEWS

Schedules/Results
Team previews



DEPARTMENTS
 

Latest
news
Tournament
Calendar
Bronstein
Global Gallery

Videos
History
Pakistan Squash
Camp Index

Features Index
Player Profiles
Worldwide Clubs
Worldwide Links

Rankings
Opinion/Perspective


MORE GOOD STUFF:
 


About Squash
   
Just
starting

Books
Letters to editor

Job Exchange
Improve Yourself
Find a player
Guestbook
Advertise on SquashTalk
Editorial Staff
About Squashtalk