Zehnder takes European junior title

Manuela Zehnder in action.

Switzerland's Manuela Zehnder is the new European women's junior squash champion after beating England's Laura Lenthorn at the championships in Aix-en-Provence, France, in a four game thriller.

This content was published on March 27, 2002 - 18:42

The 19-year-old from St Gallen lived up to her ranking as top seed at the tournament, coming back from one game down to lift the title 8-10, 9-6, 9-2, 9-5.

The win is Zehnder's biggest success to date and marks the best ever performance by a Swiss player on the women's circuit.

Zehnder first came to prominence in 1997 when she won the British under-17 open title.

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