SQUASH: AFTER coming close on several occasions over the past few seasons, Kenilworth Ladies final lifted the National Clubs competition after beating Colets in the final.
Natalie Townsend was the standout player as Kenilworth booked their place in the final by dropping just one game in the semi-final clash against the Army team.
Tesni Evans and Sarah-Jane Perry won comfortably as the team confidently looked forward to the final against Colets.
Townsend went down in straight games, having her best effort in the second which she lost 7/11.
Perry was on next in the top string match, up against her English team mate Alison Waters. It was no surprise that it was a close fought affair but Perry came good in four close games, the final game going to a tie breaker.
Team mate Evans showed no nerves in the deciding rubber and won comfortably in straight games.
This was the ideal end to a successful season for all three players with Townsend again qualifying to represent England in the forthcoming Masters home internationals.
Evans has risen to a career high of 18 in the world rankings after winning the Welsh National title for a fifth time back in January.
And Perry has also climbed to her highest world ranking of eight after reached the final of the British Open, which included a victory over Nicol David in the semi-final
This win in the National Clubs means that Kenilworth Ladies will be the UK representative in the European Championships to be held in September in Germany.
Their success so far has been without a sponsor and they hope that they can find one to help them achieve even greater heights.
Any potential interested sponsors please contact Roger More on [email protected]