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Stratford's Emma Jinks outruns international field for squash title

Stratford native Emma Jinks, centre, holds her trophy and and displays her gold medal after winning the under-19 girls division at the recent Canadian Junior Open squash tournament in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Jinks beat British Columbia’s Andrea Michele Toth, right, 3-1 (12-14, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6) in the final and B.C.’s Brooke Herring, left, 3-1 (11-9, 13-15, 11-3, 11-6) in the semifinals. It was Jinks’ first international tournament win. The Open drew 273 athletes from 23 countries.
Stratford native Emma Jinks, centre, holds her trophy and and displays her gold medal after winning the under-19 girls division at the recent Canadian Junior Open squash tournament in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Jinks beat British Columbia’s Andrea Michele Toth, right, 3-1 (12-14, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6) in the final and B.C.’s Brooke Herring, left, 3-1 (11-9, 13-15, 11-3, 11-6) in the semifinals. It was Jinks’ first international tournament win. The Open drew 273 athletes from 23 countries. - Submitted

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).

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