Westlake Girls win bronze at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Championship

Fresh from their Auckland Secondary Schools Championship win, the Westlake Girls Premier Squash team arrived at the National Tournament in Tauranga in August as #1 seeds.  The New Zealand Secondary Schools attracts the country’s best players however, this year’s event was the toughest in recent years.

Westlake Girls started well with a 4 –1 win against Kati Kati College in their first outing.  But they later met familiar foe, Takapuna Grammar and it went down to the wire in the semi-final.  With just points in it throughout the match, the scores were poised at 2-2 before Takapuna slipped ahead and secured a spot in the final.  Led by captain, Lucy Cadness-Aspinall, Westlake Girls won the bronze medal match against Havelock North High School.  Otumoetai College won the championship.

Year 10 students, Cadness-Aspinall and Aishah Lofty won further honours after being named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Tournament Team and New Zealand Junior Squash Team.  The students are looking forward to new years championship which will be held at the North Shore Squash Centre in Takapuna.