Goulburn Valley Squash Club players have put their hands up for Victorian selection with fine performances at the Junior Age Squash Championships.MATTHEW GALEA April 10, 2014 3:05am
Goulburn Valley Squash Club was well represented at the Junior Age Squash Championships in Melton last weekend and it’s players weren’t just making up numbers, either.
The graded tournament had competitors play in different grades — based on ability — against players of various ages, while they were also their age groups, with the tournament playing an important role ahead of Victorian team selections in June.
Aaron Maidment, 15, competed in the A-grade draw and finished fourth, a result that placed him second in the under-17 rankings, ensuring he is in good stead for Victorian selection later this year.
Sean McPhillamy took out the C-grade crown, which was also enough to win the under-15 division.
GV Squash Club members Jack, Sarah and Claire Quinlivan also performed well.
Jack finished third in D-grade reserve and second in the under-13s.
Sarah came fourth in B-grade and was the highest ranked under-15 girl, while Claire came third in A-grade reserve and finished as the highest-ranked under-17 girl.
Brad Maidment also enjoyed success, winning B-grade.
The result means several of the club’s junior members now have a genuine chance of playing for Victoria this year, club president Damian Maidment said.
‘‘They are very, very positive results,’’ Maidment said.
‘‘Five of them are looking good for state selection and are in good stead ahead of the Australian Junior Open.’’
The Australian Junior Open will be held in Geelong during the Easter weekend.
The Victorian Masters Squash State Championships were also last weekend in Bendigo, with more positive results being attained for the club.
Leon Gallivan, Gordon Hall, Ian Alexander and Jenny Esam all represented GV Squash Club at the championships with Gallivan and Hall achieving the most noteworthy results.
Gallivan finished third in the 40-44 age group, while Gordon Hall took out the consolation place played in the 60-64 division two.
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