Squash

Week 2 of the Autumn Comp and on Wednesday Night Highlanders got the better of Reds 2-1. Sub Maanu Alexander won a thrilling 5 set match against sub David Cross.

Alexander proved that fitness is the key, taking the 5th set off an exhausted Cross with ease. Matt Collins showed no mercy in his 3-0 defeat of Rod Tait, while Reds only winner, Mark Jennings, went on the court with the same attitude as Collins and won 3-0 against sub Stuart McVittie.

Rebels dominated Waratahs 2-1. Bryan Shepley showed that experience can out-play youth, with his shot placement far too good against the current Women’s A Grade Club Champion Sarah Quinlivan, defeating her 3-0.

Chris Doolin had his work cut out for him against Jackson Goman. Goman won the first game, before Doolin fired back to take the second. In the end, Doolin won in a great 5 set battle, 3-2, although Goman outscored him on points, Doolin got them when it counted.

Waratahs only winner was Matt Piper, who won a tough battle against sub Ian Alexander, eventually winning 3-1.

Brumbies defeated Crusaders 2-1. Young gun Cooper Boardman led the charge, defeating a very tough Tony Naimo 3-1.  Returning player Ryan Mahalm showed that he hasn’t forgotten how to play squash, beating Michelle Quinlivan 3-1. Mahalm now has 2 very convincing wins from 2 matches. Emily Lyons was the only winner for Crusaders, beating super sub Matt Piper 3-1.

Thursday night had the Glory defeating Roar 2-1. David Cross showed his dominance on the court, defeating Marcelle Steel 3-0. Kim Weller and sub Naomi Rawle had an epic 5 set battle. Weller won the 1st game, with Rawle fighting back to win the 2nd. Weller lifted again to take the 3rd, only for Rawle to fight back and take the 4th game. Weller then gave it her all to win the 5th game and take the match. Blayne Thompson was the only winner for Roar, beating Leah Shelton in a hard fought 3-1.

Mariners were far too strong for Phoenix, annihilating them 3-0. Maanu Alexander showed no mercy what so ever, beating Sean Ryan 3-0, while returning player Angelo Fiumara followed his captain, also defeating Gary Thompson 3-0. Sub Sarah McAliece won 3-0 on a forfeit.

Victory won 2-1 against Wanderers. Col Thompson won a great 3-0 match against Brian O’Leary. Both O’Leary and Thompson played some great long rallies, with Thompson just too good on the night. David Croucamp showed his dominance against sub Sarah McAliece, winning 3-0. Will Rawle was the only winner for Wanderers, beating Dion DeMamiel in an awesome 5 set match. DeMamiel bolted out of the blocks to take the 1st game, with Rawle then edging DeMamiel out to win the 2nd. DeMamiel fought back to win the 3rd to gain the lead, while Rawle dug deep and stepped up to win the 4th, levelling it 2 all. In what was a thrilling game, Rawle held on to win both the 5th game and the match.