Dunn courting podium finish at state junior championships
FOR as long as Bree Dunn can remember, her life has revolved around squash.
With her family running the local squash courts, the 17-year-old said she didn't have too much choice when it came to taking up the sport 10 years ago.
"I've been playing since I could first hold a racket so probably about eight years old," Dunn said.
"Mum and dad played and we used to own the courts so I didn't have much of a choice."
Dunn put years of playing experience into practice when she joined a talented contingent of Central Region junior squash players at the Queensland Junior Squash Championships at Scottvale Park Squash Centre in Rockhampton this week.
Heading into the under-19 women's singles finals, Dunn had her eyes on a podium position, but unfortunately went down 11-6, 11-5, 11-0 to Mackay's Rebecca Baum.
"I've been going pretty well. I've won most of my matches but lost the really hard ones but I'm doing really well," Dunn said.
"I'm playing for third and fourth in the under-19 final."
Dunn said she put in plenty of hours training in the lead-up to the event and it was definitely paying off.
"I've played quite a few Queensland titles before. Last year I played off for sixth and seventh, so this year is a huge improvement," she said.
"There was a lot of hard training in the lead-up to this event; I was down here training probably four or five times a week."
QLD JUNIOR SQUASH TITLES
At Scottvale Park Squash Centre, Rockhampton
Singles from 9am today
Doubles from 9am tomorrow
Doubles from 9am Saturday