Squash player places second

Congratulations to Lucy Cadness-Aspinall (pictured left), the Auckland Secondary Schools Individual Squash Championship runner-up.

Held for the first time at Eden Epson Squash Club at the end of May, the inaugural tournament attracted a mix of Auckland’s top secondary school’s players and ungraded ones too.  Seeded third, the Westlake Girl’s captain Lucy Cadness-Aspinall led by example, performing fiercely against the higher ranked number two seed Justine Pausch from Takapuna Grammar. Lucy won in a thrilling five-set encounter full of brilliant point winners.  The multi-division event was eventually won by Anne Leakey from Orewa College.

Six students represented Westlake Girls at the multi division event and ungraded Year 10 student, Brianna Bailey, had a commendable runner up finish in the 4th Division.

The Squash Team is now preparing to defend their Auckland Secondary Schools title on 21 -21 June at the North Shore Squash Centre in Takapuna before competing in New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship in August, which will be held at the same venue.

Pictured top from left are: Elisbeth Jun, Hayoung Yun, Anais-Lilly Monsellier, Lucy Cadness-Aspinall (Captain), Brianna Bailey and Tayla Harre.