Zim in tough squash tour

HARARE - Zimbabwe's junior squash teams held their own at the South Africa Interprovincial Squash tournaments held in late June.

Zimbabwe sent seven teams to participate in the Interprovincial with the Under-11s strutting it out in South Africa’s Western Cape city of George.

The side came fifth out of 14 teams in the B section with notable performances from number four seed Michael Westhoff who won all eight of his matches.

He was ably complemented by number two seed Aiden Jinnah who won six out of eight.

The Under-13 boys, finished fifth out of nine teams in the “A” section played out in Port Elizabeth.

The side came close to beating Western Province and Eastern Province following some outstanding performances from our number one seed Ryan Gadzima and number three Nick Paul who both won six out of their eight matches.

Zimbabwe’s  Under-14 boys travelled to Gauteng and played in the A section where they finished a credible sixth out of nine teams,  two places better than last year’s performance.

Standing out from that age group was Zimbabwe’s under-14s number one seed Harry Lawton who played eight matches — winning six and only losing to the top two players in SA.

Zimbabwe’s under-16 finished fifth out of nine teams in matches played in the B section in Pretoria.

It proved to be a learning curve for the sprightly teenagers. Top-seeded Polite Mubure being the toast of the group after winning the three matches she played.

The Under-16 boys had a decent outing finishing fifth out of 11 teams in the B section with top seed Tayne Turnock winning five of his seven matches.

Number one seed Tino Maswi and number three Jason Burl won four out of seven matches with Zade Patel weighing in with a notable improvement.

The Under-19 boys travelled to Paarl to play in the highly-competitive A section.

Although showing glimpses of promise, the side just could not seal off games and came out seventh out of nine teams.

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Rehan - 17 July 2016

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