Top Seeds take Titles at Tecnifibre English Junior Squash Event
07 March 2012
Surrey Sports Park played host to the Technifibre English Junior Squash Championships last weekend, with the tournament organisers leaving happy with the outcome.
Kace Bartley continued were she left off in the semi finals playing some great squash and raced to a 7-1 lead in the first game however Georgina Kennedy soon got to grips with the game and took 10 points on the trot to win the first 11-7.
In the second Bartley started strongly again but could not maintain the intensity throughout and lost the second 11-5. Kennedy was ready to seize her opportunity of glory in the third and reached 8-2 within minutes before Bartley fought back to 9-8 only for Kennedy to take the next 2 points and add the U15 title to her U13 title.
The girls under 19 final was a repeat of last years under 17 final and had the same outcome. Victoria Temple-Murray was dominant throughout and never gave Chloe Pearson the opportunity to get in to the game. Murray’s hard hitting and fast pace was to much for Pearson to handle as Murray Claimed the GU19 title.
The boys under 15 final was certainly one to remember. Nothing could separate the two players as the first game went to a tie break before James Peach took the game 12-10. After Peach went 4-1 up in the second it looked like the match was only going to go one way however Patrick Rooney fought back to win the next 8 points to go 9-4 up and then win the game to find a way back in the game taking the second 1-1.
Peach went in front again taking the third 11-9 and Rooney ensured the match would going the distance taking the fourth 11-7 levelling the match 2-2. A determined Rooney fighting to add the U15 title to his U13 title came out strong in the last game taking a 4-0 lead and never let it slip getting to matchball 10-9.
Peach saved one matchball taking the match to another tie break but Rooney stood strong winning the 5th 12-10 and the match 3-2 to be crowned Under 15 English Junior Champion.
The boys under 19 final was a one sided affair. Defending champion Declan James controlled the game from the start and Oliver Holland never looked like he was going to win the final. Holland managed to keep the pace with James at 7-7 in the first however James showed his class by winning the next 5 points winning the first 11-7.
In the second and third James was just too good for Holland winning 11-3 & 11-4 to claim the title of Boys Under 19 English Junior Champion.