Seven Naracoorte junior squash players competed in the SA Junior Squash Championships recently.
Harry Attwood played in the under 19 boys and won his first game in 3. He then went on to play top seed Sam Hayden but unfortunately went down in 3. Harry also went down in 3 against the top Victorian entry, but won his final game in 4 against local Matt Reuter.
Matt Reuter competed in the under 19 boys, unfortunately losing all his matches. However, he was very pleased to win a set while playing Harry Attwood, overall being placed 6th.
Phil Shouksmith played in the under 17 boys. Out of his 4 games, he won one in 3, lost one in 4, and lost two games in 3, placing him 6th. Ciaran Shouksmith competed in the under 17 boys, his first 2 games were very tough losing both in 3. He beat Joe Cook in 3 and local Alex McLachlan in 3. Alex had tough competition over the weekend, competing in the under 17 boys. Unfortunately Alex lost his games in 3 but felt he had improved over the weekend with some near-wins.
Maddie Jude competed in the under 17 girls, losing in 3 to 2 of her opponents, then losing in 4. Overall she finished 4th in her division, improving with each game.
Aryan Madan competed in the mixed under 11/13 boys. Aryan won his first 3 games, taking out first place in the under 11 boys for the third year in a row. Aryan unfortunately lost in 3 against Justin Chu to finish runner-up in the under 13 boys.