SquashTalk
>Rankings section > WISPA Mar 1, 2006
Rankings


Feather Sports
SQUASHTALK TODAY

www.princesquash.com

Nicol David #1,
Madeline Perry in Top Ten

London, Mar 1, 2006 by Howard harding
© 2005, photos © Debra Tessier and SquashTalk © 2006

  SQUASH
TALK
  WOMEN’S NEWS

Nicol
David From Malaysia is still barely World #1

Nicol David
Madeline
Perry reaches world #9 – Malaysia’s first world #1
in any sport. © 2006
Debra Tessier

Nicol
David Holds Onto No1 Ranking – But
Perry Powers Into Top Ten
 

Malaysia’s Nicol
David
barely held onto
her razor-thin lead ahead of Vanessa Atkinson at
the top of the new March Women’s World Squash Rankings,
issued today (Wednesday) by the Women’s International
Squash
Players’ Association (WISPA)
,
despite losing to her Dutch rival in last month’s final of the KL
Open
in Malaysia and earlier in the Apawamis Open in New
York. David stands at 2092 ranking points, with Atkinson just behind
at 1975 points, an exceeding thin margin.
 

David,
the 22-year-old World Open champion from Penang, moves into her
third successive month as world No1, with Vanessa Atkinson in second
place ahead of Australian sisters Rachael
Grinham
and Natalie Grinham at three and
four, respectively; and England’s Vicky Botwright in
fifth place.

Atkinson, with two WISPA World Tour titles
to her name already this year, is seeded to add a third this week
in New York, where she is currently competing in
the Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions (results
of which are not included in the March rankings).
 

USA’s Natalie Grainger, a quarter-finalist
in last month’s KL Open and Apawamis Open,
moves up to No6 in the new list.
 

England’s Jenny
Duncalf
– winner of the last WISPA event of 2005,
the Canary Islands Open, and the first of this
year, the Greenwich Open in the USA – celebrates
a career-best world No7 ranking.  The 23-year-old from Harrogate
in Yorkshire also becomes the second-highest ranked English player
in the list for the first time.
 

Ireland’s Madeline
Perry
, an unseeded semi-finalist in Kuala
Lumpur, continues her relentless surge
up the rankings – rising a further place to a career-high
No9.

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

 

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

22 [21] Latasha
Khan USA
25 [26] Samantha Teran MEX
31 [32] Runa Reta CAN
39 [40] Melaine Jans Burke CAN
40 [46] Alana Miller CAN
44 [45] Nicolette Fernandes GUY
51 [47] Katie Patrick CAN

65 [68] Tara Mullins CAN
69 [67] Meredith Quick USA
77 [72] Lily Lorentzen USA

76 [70] Louisa Hall USA
76 [77] Caroline Russell CAN
87 [107] Amanda Siebert USA
88 [84] Britt Hebden USA
102 [102] Leona Grigg CAN

[complete
rankings for Mar ’05]




COLLEGE NEWS

Schedules/Results
Team previews

Squash Designs
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