Day three goes to plan for top seeds in Palmerston

the players with the  quarterfinals and semi-finals being played for a number draws.

The under 19 boys division saw the top four seeds make it through to the evening semi-finals. Zac Millar finished local  hopes in the quarter finals defeating SquashGym’s Regan Smith 3/0. Third seed Ben Grinrod had a hard battle against fifth  seed James Cooper grinding out a four set win. Todd Redman of Hawkes Bay was in control against Chris van der Salm up  2/0 but surprisingly lost the third but recovered to win a tight four setter. Second seed Jonny Barnett cruised pass seventh  seed Ben Calvert.

In the evening semi-finals Zac Millar was dominate against Ben Grinrod winning     4/ 11,  11/4, 14/12,  11  /7 to make it through to  Sunday’s final. The other semi-final was a tight four set match between Todd Redman and Jonny Barnett. Redman played  attacking Squash going drops and his shots and put pressure on Barnett who failed to respond. Millar will play Redman in  tomorrow’s final at 2.30pm.

Rebecca Barnett has powered through to the Girls under 19’s final where she will meet 14 year old Ellie Epke. Epke who is  playing up two age groups will look to create history as she will be the youngest winner of the junior national title.

Scott Galloway will play Max Trimble in the under   17’s final having not dropped a set. He will be a huge favourite to take  the title tomorrow. The under 17 Girls saw an upset in the semi-finals with third seed Juee Bhide defeating Paris  Dalrymple-Mortleman in the semi-final and she will now play top seed Hayley Hughes in the final.

The top two seeds in the Boys under 15’s will meet in Sundays final with Sam Sayes and Rios Moleta each having not  dropped a set. New Zealand Rep Abbie Palmer will take on Anna Hughes in the Girls under 15 final.

An all SquashGym final in the Girls under 13’s will see Kaitlyn Watts play Courtney Trail for a National title. This is sure to  draw a large crowd on their home courts.

Once again the two top seeds will play each other in the Boys under11’s with Kobe Fleming meeting Glenn Templeton. Top  seed Anika Jackson will play qualifier Sam Harding.

The finals begin with the under11 ’s from 10.45am and finishing with the under 19’s at 2.30pm.

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