Liz Irving (born 7 February 1965 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a squash coach and former professional squash player from Australia.

Liz Irving
Country Australia
ResidenceAmsterdam
Born (1965-02-07) 7 February 1965 (age 57)
Women's Singles
Highest ranking2 (1998)
World OpenRU (1993)

Irving was runner-up to her fellow Australian player Michelle Martin at the World Open in 1993. She was also a three-time finalist at the British Open, losing the final to New Zealand's Susan Devoy in 1988,[1] and to Martin in 1994 and 1995.[2] Irving won the mixed doubles titles at the inaugural World Doubles Squash Championships in 1997 (partner Dan Jenson).[3] She reached a career-high ranking of World No. 2 in 1988.

Her greatest successes came in four consecutive World Team Championships when she was part of the winning Australian team during the 1992 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the 1994 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, the 1996 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Malaysia and the 1998 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Germany.[4]

Since retiring as a player, Irving has settled in Amsterdam, where she has coached top international female players, including Nicol David and Vanessa Atkinson.[5]

World OpenEdit

Finals: 1 (0 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1993 Women's World Open Squash Championship South Africa   Michelle Martin 9–2, 9–2, 9–1

World Team ChampionshipsEdit

Finals: 6 (4 title, 2 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1989 Women's World Team Squash Championships Netherlands   England 3-0
Runner-up 1990 Women's World Team Squash Championships Australia   England 2-1
Winner 1992 Women's World Team Squash Championships Canada   New Zealand 2-1
Winner 1994 Women's World Team Squash Championships Guernsey   England 3-0
Winner 1996 Women's World Team Squash Championships Malaysia   England 2-1
Winner 1998 Women's World Team Squash Championships Stuttgart, Germany   England 3-0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin goes down fighting
  2. ^ Martin's treble
  3. ^ World Doubles International[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Women's World Team Championships" (PDF). worldsquash.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "The Liz Irving Centre of Excellence". Archived from the original on 29 August 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2006.

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