Silver medal in squash

Premier Squash Captain Lucy Cadness-Aspinall won silver at the Auckland Secondary Schools Individual Squash Championship, held at the North Shore Squash Club on Tuesday, 21, and Wednesday, 22 May. The event brought together some of the finest squash athletes, who displayed remarkable skill and determination.

The Year 13 player was undefeated throughout the tournament before facing Justine Pausch from Takapuna Grammar in the final. Off to an early lead, Cadness-Aspinall set the pace in the best-of-five-set encounter, and with the lead changing hands throughout the match, it could have gone either way. However, Pausch pushed through to win the final set 11-8 and gold in Division One.

Cadness-Aspinall’s younger sister, Neve, won silver in Division Three, while newcomer Zarah Khan finished third in the Ungraded competition. It was a delightful result for the Year 9 student who only experienced ‘Just Play Squash’ for the first time a month ago.

The Premier Squash team now prepare for the Auckland Secondary Schools Teams Championship in June before heading to Wellington for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in August.

The photo above is of Lucy Cadness-Aspinall and her silver medal.