Twins Tipped as Finalists at Junior Open26 Apr 2013
All eyes will be on Rebecca and Jonny Barnett at the NZ Junior Open Squash Championships this weekend.
The Wellington twins made headlines around the world when they captured their respective titles at the championships last year, becoming the first twins to win national squash titles in the same year.
They will be looking to repeat the feat again this year, although both will have to do it as second seeds.
Rebecca, who is chasing the girls' open title for the third straight year, has once again be seeded behind Auckland's Ellie Epke, with another two Aucklanders, Abbie Palmer and Hayley Hughes rounding out the top four.
Jonny is seeded behind fellow Wellingtonian Zac Millar in the boys' open. Millar was the beaten finalist in 2012 and will be aiming to avenge his defeat to Barnett in the title decider. Chris van der Salm (Midlands) and Ben Calvert (Waikato) round out the top four seeds.
The New Zealand Junior Open Squash Championships get underway on Friday, with the boys' open starting at 12:40pm and the girls' open at 7pm.
1. Zac Millar vs Lucas Rosa
Luke Jones vs Josh Oakley
Jason van der Walt vs Tohe Wanoa
Chapman Kutia vs Lewis Hopkins
Scott Galloway vs Montell Whatarangi
Luke Cooper vs Henry Pyc
Joseph Lyons vs Vincent Robson
4. Ben Calvert vs Rafa Yam
3. Chris van der Salm vs Jake Tasker
Christopher Williams vs Rios Moleta
Sion Wiggin vs Milton Brookland
Jordan LeComte vs Ben Thornton
Theo Zbijowski vs Jamie Oakley
Max Trimble vs Oliver French
Alex Revington vs Reagan Wakeling
2. Jonny Barnett vs Daniel Foster
1. Ellie Epke BYE
Courtney Bragg vs Jacinta Matson
Kaitlyn Watts vs Juee Bhide
4. Hayley Hughes vs Nikki Kennedy
3. Abbie Palmer vs Vanessa Larsen
Sophie Askin vs Anna Hughes
Sophie O'Connell vs Ellen Verry
2. Rebecca Barnett vs Emily Flett