Welsh players at the European Under-19 Squash Championships in Prague.

Wales Power Into Euro Under-19 Squash Last Eight

Wales have stormed into the European Under-19 Squash Championship quarter-finals following wins against Norway and Denmark.

Lewis Poole and Srikar Mummidi won both of their matches to clinch 2-1 wins against both countries, while Ciara Richards 

Aberdare’s Richards, an 18-year-old ranked 185 in the World, fought two incredibly close and tenacious matches.

Richards was edged out 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 3-11 by Denmark’s Kiara Moller, while her clash with Norway was even closer.

Madelaine Hylland earned a win for Norway, 14-16, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6.

They were two gruelling matches for Richards, who deserved better fortune for two gritty performances.

Poole won 12-10, 11-1, 11-5 against Denmark’s Marcus Jepson, while Mummidi defeated Joakim Jepson 11-8, 11-5, 11-4.

The next test for Wales at the Euro Championships in Prague is against second seeds Switzerland, who defeated Netherlands 2-1 and Sweden 3-0.

European Under-19 Championship Quarter-finals: England (1st seeds) v Spain (7), France (6) v Czech Republic, Wales (8) v Switzerland (2), Ireland (3) v Scotland (5). 

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