Squash sea­son done

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SQUASH: Tues­day ladies’ squash capped an­other fine sea­son with its an­nual grand fi­nal day.

Team 1 lived up to its moniker by se­cur­ing the ti­tle cour­tesy of a thrilling 2–1 win against Team 2 in the de­cider.

Pauline Ogilvie gave Team 2 a dream start with an im­pres­sive 3/27 – 0/7 de­feat of Mar­ian Church­ward.

But Brenda Cowan lev­elled pro­ceed­ings by de­feat­ing Louise Cox in a crack­ing con­test.

Cox fin­ished with more points but it was Cowan who won the tie 3/31 – 1/33.

That set the stage for a con­test be­tween Leanne Hin­schen and Alex Ogilvie-Knight.

Hin­schen sealed the honours 3/27 – 0/10 to en­sure pre­mier­ship glory for Team 1.

Team 3 played Team 4 in the bat­tle for the wooden spoon.

Di O’Don­nell was busy, play­ing all three matches, which re­sulted in de­feats for Joy Vi­tanza, Ida Arici and Ta­nia Skaife.

Grand fi­nal day was also no­table for the news from Mar­ian Church­ward, who an­nounced her re­tire­ment from squash af­ter more than 40 years.

Tues­day ladies’ squash thanked her for such a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion dur­ing a fine ca­reer.

Squash will re­sume on Jan­uary 29 for round robins.

A re­minder that 2019 marks 50 years of Tues­day ladies’ squash, and there will be cel­e­bra­tory func­tion.

Visit the Tues­day ladies’ squash Face­book page for up­dates. They will look to con­firm at­ten­dance for the event early next year.

The func­tion will be held on Satur­day, July 6.

CHAM­PI­ONS: Mar­ian Church­ward, Brenda Cowan and Leanne Hin­schen proved the pre­mier­ship-win­ning com­bi­na­tion.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIBUTED

Joy Vi­tanza, Ta­nia Skaife and Ida Arici from Team 3, who fin­ished as mi­nor pre­miers.

Most rub­bers won and most points won by Joy Vi­tanza, who is pic­tured with pres­i­dent Alex Ogilvie-Knight.

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