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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

Squash Title Shared

Squash Title Shared

This year's squash title was shared by OU and VUW. with CU a distant third, and closely followed by MUM and AU. There were many closely-contested games, and a good standard of squash was seen.

OU were perhaps lucky to draw with VUW. The home team had a marked superiority in the teams event, only losing one game, against CU. In this match B. Christie (VUW) went down to M. Garrett (CU) 6-9, 9-5, 9-2, 4-9, 8-10, in a hard-fought game that was in doubt right up to the last point. J. Haines and J. Anderson, playing Nos. 2 and 3 for VUW, were undefeated in all the teams matches, although Haines had a close call against Molloy of OU and Anderson had to fight to beat a tenacious C. Moore of CU.

The individual section resulted in a win for J. Henderson (OU), who defeated Christie in the final 9-5, 11-9, 10-8, and thus reversed the result of the OU-VUW game. In the semi-finals Henderson had a five-set battle with Garrett, while Christie disposed of the AU No. 1. C. Ronayne, 9-5, 9-0, 9-0.

Final Points were: VUW, OU. 13, 1 equal; CU 5, 3; MUM 3, 4; AU 2, 5; CAC 0, 6.

A women's event was held as an invitation sport, and proved to be quite successful. The teams event was won convincingly by OU with VUW second and AU third. Individual winner was C. Johnston (OU), who defeated her teammate R. Johnston in the final. J. Braham (AU) and K. Christie (VUW) were the unsuccessful semi-finalists.

Haines and Christie played for NZU against Wellington and both won their games. Garrett and Henderson both thoroughly extended their opponents before succumbing and NZU lost 2-4.