Not only is the popularity of squash in Cowra growing, but the standard of play is really taking off.
The Cowra Services Squash Club is fortunate to have Rohan Toole, who is ranked the number15 male player in Australia, playing at the courts. Also, there are a good number of other junior players who are starting to make their mark in squash in Cowra.
This, combined with a number of more experienced players who are playing some of their best squash, has produced some quality squash matches at the start of the spring competition.
Division 1 results
Flatheads def. Mackeral 3-1
Toby Baker def. Brad Savage 3-1
Richard Kelly def. Mark Fisher 3-2
Sai Penukonda def. Laura Mikoda 3-2
Toby continues his improvement with a narrow win over the experienced Brad Savage. The match between Sai and Laura was a highlight of the week with Sai, playing in his first squash match, winning 17-16 in the fifth game.
Well played Laura and Sai. Another exciting match was played between two veterans in Mark Fisher and Richard Kelly. One point decided this match with Richard just lasting to gain victory.
Salmon V Catfish
Trevor Rowston def. Steve Baker 3-2
Mandy Charnock def. James Reynolds 3-1
James, playing in his first squash match, put up a great effort to get close to Mandy, who is always a hard player to beat.
The match between Steve and Trevor showed squash at its best, with both players showing a few smiles, hitting some winners, doing some running and battling on to play five games.
Barracuda def. Jewfish on games 8-7
Dave Richmond def. Andrew Armstrong 3 -1
Will Baker def. Hugh Bryant 3 -0
Lee Felton def. Mitchell Beer 3-2
Travis Bryant def. Kristen Mikoda 3-0
The match between Mitchell and Lee was of a high standard and showed that Lee is recapturing some of his old form after a break from the game. Travis Bryant showed that he will be a player to watch with a strong win over Kristen, who is always hard to beat.
Will Baker is off to a strong start in this competition with a convincing win.
Division 2 results
Trout def. Mullet 3-1
Adam Gunderson def. Monica Maguire 3-2
Phil Beer def. Adam Rogers 3-0
Shaun Mortyne def. Margaret Tapscot 3-0
Jo Treasure def. Jill Dunk 3-1
Jo Treasure continues to improve in her comeback, and was able to finish on top of Jill.
In one of the matches of the week, Adam finished strongly over Monica to win by a point, 66-65. Well played Adam and Monica.
Snapper def. Dory 3-1
Bruce Rowston def. Mark Adams 3-2
Michael Howarth def. Alex Rowston 3-1
Matthew Rowston def. Nicky Savage 3-1
The match between Mark and Bruce was another classic five set match which included three long games, with Bruce just holding on to win the deciding game.
Matthew Rowston looks a promising player. He scored a narrow win over Nicky.
Carp def. Pike 4-0
Lawrence Hughes def. Pat Charnock 3-0
Brian Howarth def. Kate Lewis 3-2
Josh Dunk def. Don Garling 3-0
Sarah Bryant def. Lillee Felton 3-1
Josh Dunk is another very promising junior player in the club and it won’t be long before he is playing in higher divisions.
Sarah Bryant has made a good start to the competition and is another player to watch.
Tip of the week
Always watch the ball, both when you are playing a shot and when your opponent is playing a shot.
Also, watch your opponent as they play their shot, which can help give you an early idea of the type of shot they might play.
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