Heaton squashes opponents to bring home team cup

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There was plenty of talent on display at this years championships, with the boys and girls draws both consisting of 64 athletes, many of which represent NZ and compete Internationally.

A huge congratulations to Ryan (Room 4), who finished in 5th place overall in the boys competition. A list of his match results can be found below, which included a stunning five set comback against the number 12 seed.

  • Ryan defeated Kyro Stevens (11-3, 11-2, 11-1)
  • Ryan defeated Depp Bolingford (11-13, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4)
  • Freddy Jameson defeated Ryan (11-9, 11-8, 11-6)
  • Ryan defeated Flynn Venmore (5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6)
  • Ryan defeated Maze Sanders (11-2, 11-5, 11-7)

Our two Heaton girls (Petra and Caitlin) played a brilliant tournament throughout, and the number 3 and 4 seeds were destined to reach the bronze medal match. In a thrilling back and forth 5 setter, Petra emerged victorious, claiming the bronze medal from her friend and training partner Caitlin (11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 7-11, 11-5). The girls wonderful tournament performances, moved them into top place on the team rankings, and they will be returning to Christchurch sharing a gold medal and team cup honours. What absolute stars!