Sisters are doing it for their State

South Western Times
Eva, 12, and Isabella French, 14, are flying to Geelong today to represent WA in this year’s Squash Australia Junior Championships.
Camera IconEva, 12, and Isabella French, 14, are flying to Geelong today to represent WA in this year’s Squash Australia Junior Championships. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury sisters Isabella and Eva French are preparing for the trip of a lifetime when they fly to Geelong to compete in the Australian Junior Squash Championships today.

For Isabella it is her third time representing WA, but it could be her biggest test, with the 14-year-old missing most of last year due to a back injury.

But the confident teenager is not daunted by the task and will even take on the responsibility of coaching her younger sister, who is representing WA for the first time.

Isabella, who is ranked ninth, will begin her campaign by taking on the number one ranked player.

“I am going into it confident,” she said.

“In the end it is all just numbers and points.

“I know I can beat her. I played her before and lost in four sets, but that was with only a month of practice.”

Isabella said she was excited to coach her younger sister.

“She is a strong player and will listen on court,” she said.

Eva is ranked 11th and will begin her championship with a battle against the fourth-ranked player.

“I am kind of nervous but I am excited as well,” she said.

“I will try my hardest and if I win one then I know I can win three.”

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