Māori squash player, Joelle King, has made it through to the semi-final of the Carol Weymuller Open tournament in New York, after a three-set win over sixth seed Sarah-Jane Perry in the quarter-finals.
The former world number four is up ten places at number 28, continuing the steady progress she has made since returning to the sport from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
King's skills and strength were tested throughout her 11-9 13-11 11-9 win over Perry.
Prior to this, she also took the win against number 3 seed, Alison Waters of England.
King, granted wildcard entry to the tournament, will meet qualifier Joshana Chinappa (India) in the semi finals.