Open squash success for Suffolk junior

Ipswich Sports Club hosted the first instalment of the Suffolk Junior Open, with one Suffolk junior winning his age group.Lalit Bose, member at Ipswich Sports Club, won the U13s event.

Ipswich Sports Club hosted the first instalment of the Suffolk Junior Open, with one Suffolk junior winning his age group.

Lalit Bose, member at Ipswich Sports Club, won the U13s event.

In an enthralling final, he finally overcame James Evans 3-2 in what was a close encounter. Evans was on top of his game and at 2-1 and 7-3 he looked like he was going to be taking the trophy back to Kent. Bose managed to use his physical and mental ability to claw his way back to win the fourth set and although James mounted a comeback in the fifth, Bose clung on to win his first Suffolk Open title.

Bury junior Finlay Smith came close to winning the U11's, losing James Little from Berkshire in the final. Technically, Smith held his own throughout but the strength of Little proved to be too much, losing 3-1.

Robert Dadds of Cambridgeshire dominated the U17's, throughout. He outplayed all opponents in the early rounds, and it was no different in the final where he played Edward Hopkins of Oxfordshire. He won comfortably 3-0, and went through the whole event without dropping a set.

The girl's event also produced some great squash and both of their finals went to five sets. Else Van Es of Cambridgeshire proved too strong for Roisin Mcneil of Buckinghamshire in the U17's.

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Ven Es used her reach and clever change of pace to great effect and came out a deserved winner in a very tight five-set match. Roisin's sister Megan went one better in the U13's final where she beat Hannah Daly 3-2.

At the end of the event Melvin Robinson, Squash Chairman at Ipswich Sports Club, thanked everyone, including Jane Cook and the Ipswich Squash Academy for their organisational efforts and Malcolm Parker for refereeing throughout the weekend.

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