Stratford native Emma Jinks squashed the competition and returned with the under-19 women’s crown from the recent Canadian Junior Open squash tournament in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Jinks defeated British Columbia’s Andrea Michele Toth 3-1 (12-14, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6) in the final to take the title.
She also downed B.C.’s Brooke Herring and New Zealand’s Diya Joukani to reach the championship match, going 9-4 overall and outscoring opponents 130-98 along the way.
It was Jinks’ second major tournament win this year and her first international title. In April, she won the under-19 female title at the Canadian junior squash championships. The Junior Open featured 273 athletes from 23 countries. Jinks was the only Canadian to win their division.
Jinks, a two-time Sport P.E.I. junior female athlete of the year, has national titles in the under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 divisions.
Earlier this year, she went 3-1 for Canada at the women’s world junior squash championship in New Zealand.
The other titles went to New Zealand (under-13 girls), Mexico (under-17 boys), Ecuador (under-15 boys, under-17 girls), Egypt (under-17 boys), the United States (under-13 boys, under-15 girls)) and Colombia (under-19 boys).