Youngsport: East Glos youngsters impress at British squash championships
TOP squash juniors from Cheltenham's East Glos Club impressed at the British Junior Championships in Manchester.
Kip Quiney made it through to the semi-finals of the Under-17s girls, playing at the show court at the National Squash Centre.
She had to face Lucy Beecroft, from Northumbria, for a place in the final, but lost 3-0.
The following day, Quiney had the play-off for third and fourth place, but couldn't find her form and lost to Lily Taylor from Leicestershire 3-0.
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Carys Jones and Freya Lane both entered the Under-13 girls championships for the second year and both wanted to beat their 2011 positions.
Jones reached the semi-final, but lost to Ellen Cooper from Yorkshire 3-1 but gained a respectable fourth place – two places higher than last year.
Lane's main aim was to get through to the top 16, which meant winning her first match.
After a slow start she managed to come through and win 3-2 against Lucy Green from Warwickshire. Unfortunately, she then met the number one seed in the next round, Elise Lazarus, from Sussex, who was the eventual winner.
Lane's final position was 14th.
Elin Jones had to fight extremely hard in every match and finished in sixth place, having finished tenth last year.
Jones only lost to the number two seed Elin Harlow, from Wales, 3-1 who was the eventual Under-15s runner-up.
Tom Ford reached the semi-finals and had to play Richie Fallows from Essex.
After 58 minutes of amazing squash Ford lost in the fifth 11-6.
It was a hard defeat for Tom but he won his third and fourth place play-off 3-0 against Angus Gilliams from Hertfordshire.