Squash champions crowned
TEAM 1 has claimed a tense Airlie Squash grand final by the skin of its teeth.
The squash decider took place on Tuesday morning, with Team 1 crowned champions over Team 2 – however it took a nerve- wracking countback to determine the champions.
Both teams won three matches each; however Team 1 won 13 games to nine to be crowned winners.
Leah McKellan (playing for Catherine Mau) won her encounter with Bec Smith 3/27-0/10 while Mark Maloney defeated Margaret McPherson 3/28-0/15.
Lyn Muller took out Nicki Murray 3/27-0/2 and Belinda Faust comfortably ousted Di Law 3/27-0/13.
The two matches of the day went to five sets, with Lauren Payne claiming a gripping contest against Di O’Donnell 3/42-2/ 29.
Brenda Cowan won her match against Sandra Watson despite winning fewer points overall, triumphing 3/31-2/33.
Team 3 was awarded the wooden spoon at presentations after Tuesday’s round of matches.
Lucy Pepper took the points over Robyn Heiniger 3/27-0/10.
Aimee Mitchell cruised to a 3/ 27-0/13 win over Tiani Pauly and Judy Hughes accounted for Tiani Pauly (playing for Andrea Mitchell) 3/28-0/16.
Robyn Nixon edged out Chris Fuller (playing for Marian Churchward) 3/30-1/22 while Alex Ogilvie-Knight took care of Debbie Brown 3/29-0/21.
Jenny Moranino and Joy Vitanza enjoyed a fierce battle, with the former taking the points in a thrilling five sets.
Moranino won 3/32-2/25.
TRIUMPHANT: Leah McKellan, Sandra Watson, Lyn Muller, Marj Maloney, Di O’Donnell and Catherine Mau celebrate after winning the minor and major premierships. (absent Di Law).
WOODEN SPOON: Jenny Moranino, Alex Ogilvie-Knight, Aimee Mitchell, Marian Churchward, Judy Hughes and Robyn Heiniger showoff their prize for finishing last.
SECOND BEST: Nicki Murray, Belinda Faust, Margaret McPherson and Brenda Cowan of Team 2 were runners-up in this year's Airlie Squash season. (absent – Lauren Payne and Bec Smith).
DEDICATED: Lyn Muller took out the prize for most rubbers.
STAR: Belinda Faust won the award for winning the most points and games in this season's Airlie Squash fixtures.