Squash making inroads

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The National, Thursday July 4th, 2013


PNG Squash which is a2015 Pacific Games medal hopeful, is quietly making an impact on the international circuit in Australia.

The highlight of the series so far came with the PNG junior girls duo finishing one and two in and an all-PNG final in the Victorian Under-17 junior open between Lynette Vai and Dottie Suari. Vai beat Suari.  

With one more event in the series of tournaments to go in the coming week in Melbourne, PNG Squash is set to make their presence felt at the tournament. 

PNG Squash development manager John Kambuou said PNG had three junior girls competing in this event. 

Olding Suari the other player finished fourth in the event. 

The squash team participation at the tournament was a major boost for the girls  as they took on some of the state’s best. 

Playing the likes of Melody Francis ranked 49th in the world, Taylor Flavell (106), Stacey Cope (108), Victoria Leow (118) saw the PNG girls stay competitive.

In the men’s both Junior Madako and Joey Kala contested in the Ballarat Men’s Open.