State's best looking to serve up success at Scottvale
SQUASH: The opening day of the Queensland School Squash Championships in Rockhampton served up some close competition today.
More than 110 of Queensland's best players, aged from 10 to 19, are in the city for the four-day championships being played at the Scottvale Park Squash Centre.
Championships convenor and Capricornia team manager Rhonda Hite said as many as 100 matches would be played a day, with the finals on Sunday.
Six regions are competing, as well as a president's team which is made up of students whose regions are not represented.
Capricornia has been a dominant force at the championships, taking the overall regional title in seven of the past eight years, and is expected to perform well again.
"Capricornia has always done well. Our depth is quite good,” Hite said.
"This year's team includes current under-15 girls Australian champion Hayley Hankinson from Mackay as well as a number of other players with Queensland rankings.”
Meanwhile, Bundaberg won the Tri City Tournament held at Scottvale at the weekend.
The top eight male and female players from Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone played a series of singles matches.
Bundaberg took the win, thanks largely to a very strong female contingent.
Rockhampton was second and Gladstone third.