Haverfordwest's Joel Makin has risen to 18 in the world.

Joel Makin Hits New Career High As Tesni Evans Regains Top Ten Spot

Joel Makin has reached a new career high after being ranked world No 18 in the latest lists.

The 24-year-old from Haverfordwest has risen up one place from last month’s PSA rankings despite an injury hit start to the year.

And Tesni Evans has been rewarded for her fine form in recent weeks by moving up one place to No 10in the women’s rankings.

Makin returned to action last week at the World Championships in Chicago having suffered an ankle injury at the Tournament of Champions.

The Birmingham-based player reached the third round at the worlds before losing in four sets to India’s Saurav Ghosal who is now ranked 12 in the world.

Caerphilly’s Peter Creed has slipped to 62 in the world while Emyr Evans has shot up 12 places to a career high of 115.

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Evans, whose career high is nine in the world, thanks to a seven-game unbeaten run last month.

The 26-year-old retained her British Championship crown in Nottingham where she beat world No 7 Laura Massaro in the semi-finals.

Then at the worlds in Chicago Evans beat another English player, the world No 6 Sarah-Jane Perry, to reach the quarter-finals.

Evans saw her winning run ended in the last eight as Nour El Sherbini triumphed on her way to the title.

The Egyptian is ranked second in the world.

Ali Loke is Wales’ other player in the women’s top 100 having moved up one place to a career best 93.

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