IAPS Squash Tournament at Millfield School

18 Apr 2017

Our squash team finished their season this weekend by competing in the IAPS tournament, at Millfield School. Oscar Hanson, Oliver Allport and Harry Leverton represented Witham, each of them playing to the best of his ability. In the Singles Tournament Oli and Harry each won a match. In the Doubles Tournament, they made a successful pairing, narrowly losing 2-1 in their quarter- final Plate match. Meanwhile, in the Under 11 competition, Oscar reached the last 16 and played extremely well against the number 2 seed, losing 11-6, 11-6. From this, it was clear that Oscar had improved significantly during the tournament and things looked promising for the Plate. Beating opponents that he had earlier lost to, he proceeded to the Plate Final. Losing the first game, he eventually won the match 2-1. In the final game, he came back from 8-10 down, saving two match points against him, eventually winning 14-12, and also the Plate. He encountered stiff opposition on his path to the final, but Oscar was very determined and used his speed to chase down every ball, frustrating his opponent who could not finish the point. This was a significant achievement for Oscar, and competing in the tournament was a great learning experience for all of the boys.