OTTAWA (ON) - Squash Canada announced today its team for the 2013 Men’s World Team Squash Championships which is taking place in Mulhouse, France from June 9 - 15th, 2013. The 2013 Canadian Team is comprised of: Shahier Razik of Toronto, Shawn Delierre of Montreal, David Letourneau of Calgary and Dane Sharp of Toronto. The team will be coached by Yvon Provencal of Montreal.
The team will be lead by veteran players Shawn Delierre & Shahier Razik who both qualified as a result of their top 60 professional rankings. Delierre, the 38th ranked player in the world, recently captured his first Canadian Squash Championship defeating Dane Sharp in the final. Delierre has been a member of Squash Canada’s National Team for over 10 years representing Canada at the Commonwealth, Pan American and World Team Championships. The former top 20 Razik, now ranked 50 in the world, has battled injuries for most of this year. Shahier Razik a 6-time Canadian Champion has been one of Canada’s most recognizable squash players and has been part of Squash Canada’s National Team for over 15 years.
Letourneau & Sharp qualified through the National Team Selection Trials which wrapped up on May 9th in Montreal. David Letourneau won both the pre-qualifying Selection Trials event and the final National Team Selection Trials events to earn his spot on the team. At the recently completed National Team Selection Trials, Letourneau, defeated Dane Sharp 3-2 and Andrew Schnell 3-2 to qualify, while, Sharp defeated Graeme Schnell 3-0 and Andrew Schnell 3-2 (11-9 in the 5th and final game) to seal his spot on Team Canada.