Trinity students across a number of year groups excelled this month at the Schools National Squash Competition.
First up, the KS3 Squash team travelled to Charterhouse school earlier in November to compete in the first round. The boys were in a very tough group consisting of Charterhouse, Millfield and John Hampden Grammar School but did fantastically well; finishing runners up only to Millfield. Special mention to Ed Morris who played two years above his actual age and managed to get three points off not only the no.1 ranked player at Millfield but the no.1 ranked player in Japan. The group now progress to the next stage – a fantastic achievement. The team included First Year student Ed Morris and Third Year students Akash Abbot, Rohan Kumar, Ayaan Eswaran and Dylan Patel.
We then hosted St. Pauls, Reigate Grammar and Whitgift, and finishing second in our group meant that we qualified for the next round. Congratulations to Micah Thomas who got the most points for the year group! The KS4 team included Fourth Year student Henry Weekes and Fifth Year students Liam Bridgman, Zach Downey, Kamran Khan and Micah Thomas.
The senior boys squash team also travelled to Kings School, Canterbury to compete in their first round of the championships on Wednesday last week. They won all three of their matches against Kings School, Canterbury, Langley Park and Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys. Credit to Alessandro Mutti who played against the no. 2 ranked player in the country in his age group and to Jasper Weekes who only dropped three points all day against some tough opponents.The KS5 team included Sixth Form students Alessandro Mutti, Dameer Ahmed, James Keers, Henry Brown and Jasper Weekes.
Meanwhile, Morgan Lee, 1st V Girls Squash Captain had this to say about the performance of the KS5 Girls, who had made their way to Wycombe Abbey School for their debut, who were unlucky to draw the reigning champions in the first round: “Everyone played with tenacity and willingness to learn. A special mention to El Harrison who managed to total up the most points for the team followed by Zoe Wisniewski who had some especially good opponents, as she was playing at seed 1. Team spirit remained high and we are looking forward to going to more fixtures.”
Mr Wilson, Head of Squash, adds: “It was amazing to see the girls play in a competitive environment for the school for the first time. Three weeks ago four out of five of the girls that played had never picked up a racket! I will definitely be looking to put more fixtures on for the squad.”
Very well done to Sixth form students, Zoe Wisniewski, Lucy Ma, El Harrison, Morgan Lee and Zoe Makele.
“It has been incredibly pleasing to see so many students this year enjoying Squash practises at lunch time and after school. This level of engagement has pushed the standard of play in the school to a very high level - reflected in the recent success that our teams have enjoyed in the national competitions.”
Mr Kench, Director of Sport
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