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Aoraki Secondary Schools Squash Championship

Krishna Sridhar and Mrs Cunningham —

Skill and Passion for Squash displayed

On Thursday 2 June, two students represented Roncalli in the Aoraki Secondary School Squash Championship. The Timaru Squash Rackets Club hosted nine schools from across South Canterbury.

Mac Kelliher (Yr 11) and Krishna Sridhar (Yr 13) played in the Boys' Championship draw that consisted of 14 teams of two players.

Roncalli started with a draw in their playoffs against Ashburton 2 and a win against St Kevins B.

In a do or die match to make the semi finals, Roncalli faced Ashburton 3. In a tight, well fought matchup, the two teams drew on the number of sets won. However, the Ashburton team pipped Roncalli by a mere two points in the final rally count up. Roncalli did not play any further matches and ended the competition 5th equal.

This result is something for the boys to be proud of considering the high level of squash that was played on the day and minimal practice leading up to the competition.

The boys have a great passion for the sport and this was most definitely displayed on and off the court.