Former Evans squash player takes out another win in Canada
FORMER Evans Head squash player Ryan Cuskelly has cracked the biggest title of his career in Canada.
Cuskelly, the world No 22, defeated two top-15 players on the way to winning the $35,000 Bluenose Classic.
"My aim was to be in the main draws of the big tournaments by the end of the year, which I have accomplished," he said.
"Now I want to be top 16 by the time the end of the season."
Cuskelly, 28, said beating the world No 10 and No 12 was a massive confidence boost because both had beaten him the past few times they had played.
The surge to his career-high ranking comes on the back of a tougher training regime.
"I haven't changed too much, just the intensity of my training has gone up," he said.
"I believe I can beat top-20 players now, which is huge.
"My coach, Rodney Martin, has been a huge influence on getting me to the level I'm playing at now.
"I wouldn't be there without him."
The form of Cuskelly is also good news for Australia ahead of the world team championships, where he will link up with Rex Hedrick, Steve Finitsis and world No 17 and Yamba product Cameron Pilley.