Nelson squash players claimed overall honours in the annual Rai Shield and Rooster Trophy junior tournament on Sunday.
The Rai Shield was won by Nelson 9-7, while the Rooster Trophy, for J-graders, was taken out by the visitors 15-1.
The under-19 battle for the Rai Shield at Marlborough Lines Stadium featured hard-fought games. Ben Roughan showed determination to win his game against the higher-graded Josh Broderick, while Quinn Udy, Logan Kerwin and Hamish Hayes played hard but without a win.
The girls had a great run with Hannah Newmann and Kelsie Brown, only losing to Sophie O'Connell (Nelson), the highest-graded girl at the tournament. Jamee Thomas and Kiriana Andrew came away with two wins each.
In the Rooster Trophy, squash newcomer Jason Clyde had a battle with Jack Currie, losing by a two-point margin in each game. Jackson Ashby will be one to watch for. Nic Swan and Sonny Gulliver also impressed.
Kaylee Ford was the only girl to win a game in this section for Marlborough, taking the game to five against Brooke Lamb, from Nelson.
Kate Roughan, Alice Roughan and Ella Williams also put in strong efforts.
Results: Rai Shield – under 19 (Marlborough names first):
Boys: Quinn Udy 0 Reece O'Connell 3; Logan Kerwin 0 Chris Collins 3; Ben Roughan 0 v Callum Seymour 3; Hamish Hayes 0 v Josh Broderick 3; Quinn Udy 0 v Chris Collins 3; Logan Kerwin 0 v Reece O'Connell 3; Ben Roughan 3 v Josh Broderick 1; Hamish Hayes 0 v Callum Seymour 3.
Girls: Hannah Newmann 0 v Sophie O'Connell 3; Kelsie Brown 3 v Gemma Martin 0; Kiriana Andrews 3 Ashleigh Martin 0; Jamie Thomas 3 v Alana Behringer 0; Hannah Newmann 3 v Gemma Martin 0; Kelsie Brown 0 v Sophie O'Connell 3; Kiriana Andrews 3 v Alana Behringer 1; Jamie Thomas 3 v Ashleigh Martin 1. Overall: Nelson 9 Marlborough 7.
Rooster Trophy – J-graders
Boys: Nic Swan 0 v Fergus Currie 3; Jackson Ashby 0 v Matt Heywood 3; Sonny Gulliver 0 Fynn v Campbell-Bowden 3; Jason Clyde 1 v Jack Currie 3; Nic Swan 0 v Matt Heywood 3; Jackson Ashby 0 v Fergus Currie 3; Sonny Gulliver 0 v Jack Currie 3; Jason Clyde 0 v Fynn Campbell-Bowden 3. Girls: Kate Roughan 0 v Anita Reiter 3; Alice Roughan 0 v Riana Cross 3; Ella Williams 1 v Brooke Lamb 3; Kaylee Ford 1 v Brittany Holmes 3; Kate Roughan 0 v Riana Cross 3; Alice Roughan 0 v Anita Reiter 3; Ella Williams 0 v Brittany Holmes 3; Kaylee Ford 3 v Brooke Lamb 2. Overall: Nelson 15 Marlborough 1
- The Marlborough Express