Squash: Kiwi Joelle King bundled out in semi-finals of Black Ball Open in Cairo

Joelle King in action
Joelle King in action Photo credit: Image - Photosport

New Zealand's Joelle King has been bundled out in the Black Ball Open semi-finals in Egypt. 

The world No.8 lost a tight match against fifth-seeded Brit Sarah-Jane Perry 5-11 13-11 13-11 7-11 13-11.

King saved four match points in the fifth game, but after 74 minutes on court, Perry prevailed, ending the Kiwi's dogged resistance.

That defeat completes a COVID-19 infected campaign for King, who heads home for the summer.

New Zealand's top men's player and world No.4 Paul Coll kicks off his final tournament of 2020 against Frenchman Victor Crouin on Monday.