De Sousa a leading light

Jersey’s young gun Malcolm de Sousa was the toast of Adelaide yesterday, when he cemented his place in the top three in his group of the world outdoor singles championship.

Malcolm de Sousa
Malcolm de Sousa

Jersey’s young gun Malcolm de Sousa was the toast of Adelaide yesterday, when he cemented his place in the top three in his group of the world outdoor singles championship.

And he built on that this morning, moving up to second after two more victories, over the Phillipines and Fiji.

After beating Brazil’s Patrick Knight, an experienced campaigner, 21-13, on an uncomfortably hot morning yesterday, de Sousa claimed the scalp of one of the favourites for the title, Martin McHugh, from Ireland, 21-11, after lunch.