Classic goes toe to toe

MACLEAN squash is under way with Monday night A-grade competition into its third week.

Week one results saw a few classic games with Scott Jacobs and Steve Pilley going toe to toe for five sets with Steve getting the nod over his opponent three sets to two.

Michael Davidson rolled in to take on Mark Webb, and he showed the young boy this is how you play the game, winning three sets to one.

In their game, Andrew Potter and Barry Sergent had more ups and downs than the stock market. Andy took the first two in convincing style but must have forgot it was best of five and Barry towelled him up for two sets before Andy got it together to take it three sets to two.

Other winners from round one were Paul Tarasenko, Peter Appleton, Daniel Butt, Nick Harvey, Danny Wilson, Julie Dougherty, Peter Greenland and Nick Greenland.

Once again competition in week two was hot.

Nick Greenland and Sue Pilley fought out a five-set match but “ladies first” did not apply in this instance.

Julie Dougherty (Julie McKee when she's winning) played Zulmira Melo and ran out of steam, and the evergreen Zulmira triumphs 3-2.

Andrew Potter loves a five-set match and this time it was Adrian Sonter, but the power of Sonter was too much and he was able to notch up his first victory.

Peter Hubbard is starting to run into form and disposed of Jim Bricknell in four sets with no more than two points between them in each set.

Other winners were Barry Sergent, Peter Greenland, Nick Greenland, Mark Webb, Phillipa Treweek, Paul Tarasenko and Nick Gregor.

Tuesday night squash started competition on March 1. Mitch Gorman and Matt Anderson played a hard five-set match with Mitch winning the last 15-13.

Andrew Tom and Roy Ellery also played a five-set match with Andrew getting the upper hand late in the fifth set to claim victory.

Other winners were Julia Belamy, Matt Thompson, Melissa Wilson, Ross Johnson, Sebastian Fear, David Skinner and Pat Smith.

There is still room for more in both competitions, so don't hesitate to contact the centre on 6645 5769.

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