Oceania Junior Championships - Finals Day!!!16 Apr 2019
There’s exciting matches set to be played out on the finals day of the Oceania Junior Championships at Remuera Rackets Club in Auckland.
All finals will be held today (Tuesday 16 April) on court 6 from 8am until 2pm and will be livestreamed as well. 3rd place play off will be held on Court 3 and also live streamed.
Starting the day is the girls U11 final as top seeds and Aucklander's Grace Spencer and Zoe Lepper are set to clash for the title. The U11 boys finals set for 8.40 features the two Australian top seeds, Eric Marsh against Nikolai Wolpers.
The U13 girls finals which will be played at 9.20am as fifth seed Maja Maziuk (New South Wales) takes on third seed Anabel Romero (Squashgym, Palmerston North).
A couple of tough matches in the U13 boys semis has set up a one v two final as Reece Holmes (Hawera) takes on Aryan Madan (South Australia). Madan overcame Oliver Dunbar from Wellington in a five game marathon in his semi while Holmes accounted for Riley McCracken 15-13 in the fourth. The boys final is from 10am.
The top talent continues in the U15 girls as Natalie Sayes from Auckland via Northland takes on Sophie Hodges from the Waikato who had a five game victory over Diana Galloway in her semi. Sayes beat Ella Lash in four games in her match.
The finalist in the boys U15 have both made it through to the trophy match without dropping a game as Australian Oscar Curtis will play Apa Fatialofa (Henderson Squash Club) at 11.20.
Australians Ella Burge and Sze Yu Lee clash from midday for the U17 girls final after beating Jana Gregory and Kurstyn Mather in straight game respectively in their semis.
It’s a trans-Tasman battle as the top two seed face each other in the U17 boys with Ethan Eyles (Australia) taking on Elijah Thomas who beat Leo Fatialofa in five games in his semi taking just over an hour and a quarter.
The U17 boys final is scheduled for 12.40pm.
In the U19 girls Anika Jackson beat Winona-Jo Joyce in one semifinal in straight games and Alex Haydon (Australia) defeated Annmarie Holst in the other semi, also in straight games. They will play for the title at 1.20pm.
The final match of the day has 18-year-old Gabe Yam who has a current PSA ranking of 283 in the world seniors taking on second seed Anthony Lepper take on another Auckland 18-year-old in Anthony Lepper who has a current world ranking of 457,
Lepper beat Temwa Chileshe 15-13, 11-7, 11-9 in his semifinal while Yam beat Glenn Templeton in straight games in his semi.
The final is scheduled from 2pm.
Livestreaming of both courts will be on our website: https://squashnz.co.nz/events/livestream.cfm
Court 6 will also be live on facebook!