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Coll and King contesting NZ squash champs

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/06/2017

Paul Coll and Joelle King will seek to add to their respective stockpile of national squash titles in Havelock North.

The world-ranked pair will be firm favourites at the tournament starting on Friday, with Coll chasing a hat-trick of men's crowns while King is seeking a sixth women's title.

The pair, both ranked 12th in the world, will be effectively restarting their seasons after an international break of more than a month.

Coll, 25, has enjoyed a breakthrough year, climbing from a world ranking of 56 when he won his first national title in 2015.

His stiffest rival should be New York-based world No.39 Campbell Grayson, who is also a two-time former winner.

King, 28, was unable to compete in the 2016 nationals due to a clash with the Hong Kong Open.

Experienced pair Amanda Landers-Murphy and Megan Craig are likely to be her sternest rivals this year.

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