Mildura Squash Spring Pennant 2018 got underway with some close first round encounters as players get settled into a new season.
In Division 1 action, we saw a couple of good 5 games battles to start the Spring Pennant. Adam Stephens was able to withstand the fast pace play of young opponent Michael Penna in winning a 5 game marathon effort that saw both players looking exhausted afterwards.
Wayne Sparks looking fit took on son Zac Sparks and was pushed all the way to a 5 game thriller. Zac Sparks continuing with the good form from the end of the previous season was looking like causing a major boil over and bragging rights in the Sparks household, however it was the wise head on the shoulders of the senior Sparks getting the job done in 5 games.
Level One: Adam Stephens 1.3.71 def Michael Penna 0.2.58, Chris Stamos 1.3.54 def Eamonn Whyte 0.1.49, Wayne Sparks 1.3.72 def Zac Sparks 0.2.66, Doug Garsed 1.3.45 def Chris Tassone 0.0.27,
Level Two: Jeannette Vear 1.3.47 def Steve Pongrac 0.0.28, Graeme Whyte 1.3.55 def Michael Bacon 0.1.47, Simon Morrison 1.3.55 def Donna Fisher 0.1.42, Dale Watson vs Bye
Division 2 action saw Matt Cook get the win in a thrilling effort against Natalina Mammone. Both players have looked like some training during the pennant break was to their benefits as rally’s where long and tiring and the crowd where suitably entertained. Cook the eventual winner in 5 games.
Gloria Jago continued to show age is not barrier to playing good precision squash as she defeated Charlotte Fisher in 3 games, who will look to improve stepping up a level.
Noteable improvement from Heather Laity in her loss to Helen Munro, while Rohan Whyte wasn’t not able to make the most of fast starts in each of his games eventually losing in 3 games to fill in Chelsea Thornton.
Level One: Cameron Whyte 1.3.59 def Jan Paul Rensen 0.1.47, Gloria Jago 1.3.45 def Charlotte Fisher 0.0.25, Breanna Smith 1.3.45 def Chelsea Thornton 0.0.26
Level Two: Chelsea Thornton (F/N) 1.3.45 def Rohan Whyte 0.0.23, Helen Munro 1.3.45 def Heather Laity 0.0.23, Matt Cook 1.3.63 def Natalina Mammone 0.2.68