Mur­ray wins five-set squash thriller

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


NICKI Mur­ray has won a thrilling fiveset ladies squash en­counter to high­light this week’s round of play.

Mur­ray and op­po­nent Jenny Mo­ranino were tied at 2-2 af­ter four games, be­fore the for­mer tri­umphed in the de­cid­ing set to win 9-7.

The fi­nal score read 3/37 to 2/31 in Mur­ray’s favour to claim the game of the week on Tues­day.

In other re­sults be­tween Team 2 and 3, Robyn Heiniger de­feated Lauren Payne, fill­ing in for Brenda Cowan, 3/27 to 0/10.

Mar­garet McPher­son took four games to beat op­po­nent Judy Hughes, win­ning 3/33 to 1/23 while Lauren Panye 3/27 won on a for­feit. Aimee Mitchell and Belinda Faust won their re­spec­tive matches with rel­a­tive ease, with Mitchell de­feat­ing Bec Smith 3/28 to 0/15.

Alex Ogilvie-Knight put up a de­ter­mined ef­fort against Faust, but the re­sult would ul­ti­mately go against her 3/28 to 0/ 20.

Fix­tures be­tween Team 1 and Team 4 were high­lighted by a marathon clash be­tween Deb­bie Brown and Di Law.

Brown ul­ti­mately won the tense en­counter, pre­vail­ing 3/38 to 2/33 in what was a fan­tas­tic en­dorse­ment for the game.

Julie Mitchell re­placed San­dra Wat­son with suc­cess, de­feat­ing Lucy Pep­per 3/33 to 1/23 while Marj Maloney 3/27 won on for­feit. Robyn Nixon and Lyn Muller didn’t give up a game in their re­spec­tive matches, with the for­mer tri­umph­ing 3/ 29 to 0/18 over Di O’Don­nell.

Joy Vi­tanza tried valiantly against Muller, but would ul­ti­mately suc­cumb 3/ 27 to 0/7.

Cather­ine Mau rounded out the week’s play with a 3/35 to 1/19 vic­tory over Tiani Pauly. Next week Team 2 has smoko while Team 3 and Team 4 face-off in an epic clash. The round of play con­cludes with Team 1 and Team 2 go­ing toe-to-toe.

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