Luca Dalla Bona, Aaron Nagy, Amin Khan, Sara Khan, Ananya Maheshwari, Aparna Maheshwari, Berto Mill and David Mill all won their first round matches. This was a big turning event for some of these players as this was the first time they have been able stay in the main round of a Gold event. However, that also meant even tougher competition in the next round. Only Amin and Ananya were able to move on past the first round.
Saturday was a tough day for most of our juniors, as many of them were knocked out. Come Sunday only Ananya, Amin, Sara, Usman, Hannah, and David still had matches to play.
Ananya cruised to another tournament win, barely losing any points. Well done Ananya! Despite having match ball in the ¾ match, Amin could not hang on in a very close and exciting match. Sara Khan lost in the semis of the consolation and Usman lost in the consolation finals. Aparna won the consolation of her draw and Hannah cruised to a Bronze division victory and David won the ¾ match.
Overall, there was definitely an improvement in our play. Each tournament our juniors are getting closer to winning against the rest of the province and everyone is noticing. Windsor usually brings the biggest contingent to any of these tournaments and people notice how much our players are improving and supporting each other.
On a side note, many of our parents were approached by people that came down to our tournament (October, Gold #2) and they all commented on how it is the best tournament on the calendar and it is becoming a “must attend” part of the squash season. The other positive thing that everyone experienced was how friendly people were when they were out in the community. Well done Windsor!