WA claim maiden squash ti­tle

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Nar­ro­gin Squash Club’s Caitlin and Michaela Pratt have made his­tory, claim­ing the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Age State Team over­all ti­tle with WA for the first time.

Caitlin and Michaela, play­ing in the un­der-15 and un­der-17 di­vi­sions, re­spec­tively, were a part of the 24-mem­ber squad com­pet­ing at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Age State Team Cham­pi­onship this month in Dar­win.

The pair have trav­elled to Perth al­most ev­ery Satur­day since Feb­ru­ary for train­ing while also sharp­en­ing their skills five times a week in Nar­ro­gin.

For the first time in the cham­pi­onship’s 38-year his­tory, WA walked away win­ners.

It took un­til the fi­nal day of play in the four-day event for WA to claim the ti­tle over Queens­land.

The win de­nied Queens­land their 15th con­sec­u­tive ti­tle, hav­ing won ev­ery na­tional event since be­gin­ning their un­de­feated streak in 2004.

Queens­land have won the tour­na­ment 22 times, NSW 11 times and Vic­to­ria twice.

Michaela won three of her seven matches in the tour­na­ment, plac­ing her 22nd out 37 for the un­der-17 age group.

Caitlin could not man­age a win out of her three matches in the Queens­land-dom­i­nated un­der-15 age group.

The cham­pi­onship marks Michaela’s fourth time rep­re­sent­ing the State and Caitlin’s third.

Pic­ture: An­drew Pratt

Caitlin and Michaela Pratt.

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