As the finals of Marlborough Squash's winter pennant competition loom, there have been some great games among the playoffs.
The match between Jenny Thomas from The Avengers and Tosca Towbottom from Doris's Girls in the premier women's grade was a real nail-biter.
After losing the first game, Thomas came back to win the next two but Towbottom snatched the fourth. Thomas stepped up the pressure to grab the fifth game and the win.
Hoodwinked took out team JAMY despite a convincing win from Janet Udy in the first match against Tracey Marshall. Tracey Widdon from Mixed Bag finally broke her losing streak, beating Mighty Four's Roberta Marshall in a tough five setter.
Team rankings after the first round of playoffs:
Premier men: 1 Kono, 2 Woodstock, 3 The Runts, 4 Gareth Root Painters, 5 Mitch & Mates, 6 Pete Flynn Painters.
Premier women: 1 Mighty Four, 2 Hoodwinked, 3 The Avengers, 4 Mixed Bags, 5 JAMY, 6 Doris's Girls.
Division one women: 1 Libby's Team, 2 Wairau Warriors, 3 Cloudy Bay Babes, 4 Awesome Foursome, 5 KiNiKs, 6 Vicious & Delicious.
Division one men: T1 68, T5 57, T8 51, T3 51, T9 44, T4 43, T7 43, T2 33, T6 19.
- The Marlborough Express
Who will win the Press Cup on Saturday, 2.30pm, Lansdowne Park, Blenheim?