Harrison and Naimo play out a thriller on Tuesday in the Leeton Soldiers Squash Club Spring Competitions.
On Tuesday, Roars defeated Glories in a thriller. Ryan Thurgood, the newly promoted player for the Roars, had a great contest against the undefeated Macauley Harrison, losing the deciding fifth set. After all other matches were played, it was two matches and eight sets won each and ended up being decided by only a small three-point margin.
Jets player Daniel Shelton got his first win for the comp, coming back from two sets down to defeat Wanderers player Lizette Taylor 11-7 in the decider.
The match of the week was the last game of the night, being a close contest between the in-form Phoenixes player Tony Naimo, up against the reigning Club Champion Jacob Harrison, playing for the Mariners. There were four sets that went to extra time, with Harrison taking out the contest 11-13, 13-11, 12-14, 11-7, 12-10. Wanderers now hold on to a close 1-point lead over Phoenixes.
Wednesday was the anomaly for the week, with no matches decided by a fifth set.
Worthy of a mention though are Jason Mimmo, Alayna Croucamp, Kylie Gray who got their first wins for the competition. It is Taipans who have got out to a great 11-point lead over their rivals, thanks to the domination of their undefeated players Nicholas Croucamp and David Grimes.
On Thursday, we had six close matches that went all the way to the fifth set. One match was played early due to Rod Tait having a well-earned vacation after the end of a busy rugby calendar.
The Scorchers player came back from 2 sets down to defeat his Sixers opponent Declan Ryan. On the actual playing night, Hurricanes’ Sarah Quinlivan had a great win against Brian O’Leary, taking out the 5th set 11-7. But the big battle of the night was the late matches between Renegades and Stars.
All four matches went to five sets, with two match wins to each team, meaning 10 sets won by both sides too, so this was decided by points and it was a 13-point win to Renegades.
It all started with young up and coming player Nicholas Croucamp, subbing up two grades for the Renegades and defeating Lizette Taylor, who was also subbing up one grade.
Then Tim Allen repeated the feat, subbing for the Stars winning 11-9 in a close 5th set against Matt Piper. Renegades player Sean Ryan came from two sets down to defeat returning player Marcelle Steele and lastly Stars captain Col Thompson had a good win against David Cross, after playing with another racquet, due to breaking a string in an earlier warm-up.
The Renegades now extend their lead to four points over Sixers.