Westlake Boys premier squash team were hard at work and gained wonderful results during the school holidays. Year 11 student, Gabe Yam, captured the boys Under 17 title at the North Island Junior Age Group Championships in Rotorua during the last weekend of the school holidays. With 190 competitors from all over New Zealand, the tournament attracted the most entries to date in over five years. Top seed in his age division, Gabe was dominant throughout and won all his matches without dropping a game all the way to the finals. Gabe was also the Under 15 champion in last year’s tournament.
New Zealand Under 17 number One ranked player, Matthew Lucente, competed in an age division higher, finishing third in the Under 19s. David Matthews improved on his eight seeding in the Under 19 division and finished the tournament in fifth spot.
The team continue to work hard and are determined to defend their New Zealand title at Nationals next month.