Edinburgh squash player Doug Kempsell vowed to go higher yesterday after breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time.
The 22-year-old climbed another four places in yesterday’s new PSA rankings as he continued his steady rise in 2015. His maiden title in Geneva in March, plus two more in Australia this summer, had taken him to the brink of the top 100, and he admitted last night: “I’ve been edging up there slowly but surely, so it’s a relief to finally get there.
“My first goal was to get into the top 100 by the end of this year, but I know I can go higher than that. This is just the start for me.
“I’m taking a short break at the moment, moving house and planning my wedding next year, but I’m also getting ready for the World Team Championship (in Kuwait) next month. That’s a big one for Scotland after finishing fourth at the Europeans (in Denmark in May).”