Squash team shifts focus to doubles


TEAM Papua New Guinea squash trio of Madako Suari Jr, Feanor Siaguru and Amity Alarcos will reset and turn their attention to the men’s doubles and mixed doubles of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.
Despite results not going their way in the men’s and women’s singles last weekend, head coach Marc Forster said there were still positives to take away from the performances of the trio.
“Junior (Madako) needs to keep up the standard and remain solid,” he said.
“Youngsters Feanor and Amity will come away with an understanding now of what it takes to be a professional like the players they’re seeing here.
“But all is going well, they’re still in the game.” The men’s doubles and mixed doubles will start tomorrow.
Meanwhile, in other results on Sunday, Team PNG’s Georgia-Leigh Vele fell short with a time of 30.34 seconds in the heats of the women’s 50m butterfly.
In boxing, Team PNG’s male flag bearer John Ume bowed out of the light welterweight division after referee Jennifer Huggins stopped the contest 1:50 seconds into the first round after Ume sustained an injury.
The win was awarded to his opponent, Englishman Joseph Tyres.

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