Published Monday 04 August 2014

Martin Knight and Joelle King were unable to win a medal in the mixed doubles squash today.

In a rerun of the Commonwealth Games final at Delhi in 2010, Knight and King went down to Australians Cameron Pilley and Kasey Brown 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 in a gruelling 78-minute match.

The New Zealanders did not get the rub of the green. Pilley got away with a couple of double bounces and there were two hotly disputed refereeing decisions in the third game that went against Knight and King.

The result means that though several of them played above their world rankings, the squash team came away with just one medal – King’s bronze in the singles – for their efforts in Glasgow.