History-making squash star Tesni Evans has set a new high by becoming the first Welsh woman ever to break into the world’s top ten!

The 25 years old Rhyl-born professional was widely tipped for a rise in the global rankings after securing an unprecedented place in the semi-final of the mega US Open in Philadelphia last month when she was the world’s number 12. Now her expectations have been exceeded by securing the unique single-figure distinction in a three-place leap to become the new number 9 in the latest revised November listings

A Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and Wales’ unrivalled dominant six-times champion, as well as being crowned this year’s British National champion, success-garlanded Evans, continues to go from strength to strength along her triumphant career path.

Not since the era of legendary David Evans in 2002 has any Welsh player stood so high on the world stage and no-one is more delighted about that coveted status than Steve Gallianne , Chief Executive of her backers Karakal Worldwide.

“We are immensely proud to see Tesni, a Karakal ambassador, achieving such a prestigious position and look forward to continuing to support her as she moves onwards and upwards in her career,” he said. “She is a key member of our international squash player programme and to see her playing so well is fantastic for the brand.”

Also justly thrilled at Tesni’s achievement is her dedicated father and coach, award-winning Wales’ coaching specialist, Andrew Evans.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled at seeing how all the years of graft and determination have lifted Tez to this tremendous level,” he revealed. “It’s a tough and demanding sport and to have attained this recognition is a massive joy to all our family, friends and loyal supporters.”

This newly acquired status brings a promise of more major success to come for the busy Stars & Denbighshire Leisure high-flier, pictured in action.