Canada Breaks into Top 20 of PSA World Ranking
Hollie Naughton Is First Canadian Woman To Be Ranked In The Top 20 Of The Professional Squash Association World Rankings In Two Decades
Hollie Naughton, Canada’s No. 1 ranked player, has reached a new career-high of 20 in the world. Naughton, a two-time national champion and multiple Pan American Games medalist, is the lone Canadian ranked in the top 20 of the PSA World Tour Rankings. The first Canadian women’s player to reach the top 20 since Heather Wallace more than two decades ago, Naughton had this to say about her new World Ranking:
“I’m very excited to reach the Top 20 and to be the first female Canadian in 24 years. It’s a great honour and hopefully just the beginning of much more. I’m so thankful for the support of my team, family and friends who are with me during all the highs and lows. My sponsors have been amazing in their support, especially this season, and I’m proud to be working with great brands and people.”
Strong and steady results have carried Naughton through the 2020 season, including deep runs at Platinum Level PSA Tournaments. Naughton recently competed in the CIB Egyptian Open (Cairo, Egypt) defeating Ineta Mackeviča (Latvia) and Lucy Turmel (England) in the first two rounds. In the third round Naughton faced world number 12 Nele Gilis (Belgium) losing 3-1 (11-5, 5-11, 6-11, 5-11), narrowly missing out on an appearance in the Quarterfinals.
Naughton’s next tournament will be the CIB Black Ball Squash Open 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. She is scheduled to face 13th seed Rowan Elaraby in the first round. Tournament information and results can be found at the PSA World Tour website.
About Hollie Naughton:
Hollie Naughton is a Canadian Squash Player from Mississauga Ontario, a member of the Canadian Senior National Squash Team and a two-time Canadian National Squash Champion. Naughton is partnered with Wilson Sporting Goods Co., GEOTAB, and nuun Hydration. She can be followed on Instagram: @hollieen, Facebook: @hollienaughton and Twitter: @hollienaughton.
PR Manager, Hollie Naughton