Squash season done
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.
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.