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Squash champs: Durbach put on a great display
30 Jun 2009

THIRTY- seven-year old Rodney Durbach collected his third National squash title at the weekend when in a spectacular display of all round court dominance he outplayed second-seeded Stephen Coppinger, the defending champion, in straight games at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

The women’s title went to Tenille Swartz.

Results : Finals:

Men: 1- Rodney Durbach (WP) bt 2- Stephen Coppinger (Kzn) 11-9 16-14 11-7; 3rd Position: Clinton Leeuw (WP) bt T G Raubenheimer (CG) 11-9 11-8 11-7;5th: Craig van der Wath (E) bt Rudi Willemse (WP) 9-11 11-8 7-11 11-6 11-6.

Plate : 1st Plate: J Schlebusch (N) bt K van der Vywer (WP) 11-9 11-8 11-8; 1st Qualifying plates : 1st : J van der Merwe (N) bt R Holland 3-0; 2nd : J Letlake (CG) bt T Blagden (E) 11-8 11-6 11-9 Consolation Plate : S Langston (CG) bt E Sekokepe (CG) 11-7 11-8 11-4.

35-39 : R Durbach (WP) bt P Atkinson (CG) 3-0; 40-44: C van der Wath (E ) bt M Tootill (CG), 3rd: S Hawyes (CG) bt D Pike (CG) 3-1 ; 45-49: C van der Merwe (N) bt J van Heeswijk (CG) 3-2, 3rd Place : D Venter (CG) bt E Bruchhausen (CG) 3-2; 50-54: C Holden (CG) bt S Voges (Boland) 3-1, 3rd Place : J Shannon (CG) bt A Keown (CG) 3-0: 55-59: J Orsmond (N) bt M Bester (CG) 3-2, 3rd Place : K Willows (CG) w/o G Daniels (Limpopo) ;60-64: C Grainger (CG) bt T Martin (CG) 3-0, D Bennett (CG) bt P Gillies (CG) 3-2; 65 + : O Venter (CG) bt A Bjornstad (E) 3-0, 3rs Place : D Becker (WP) bt R Thompson (CG) 3-1.

Women: 1- Tenille Swartz (WP) bt ¾ - Farrah Sterne (N) 11-8 11-8 11-6 ; 3rd: Diana Argyle bt Milnay Louw (WP) 11-8-11-6 11-8; 7th : L Greenwood (Kzn) bt J Le Roux (WP) 10-12 11-5 ret.; 9th: A. Weir (CG) bt L van Niekerk (EP) 11-9 11-3 10-12 11-9 1st Plate : K Hatch (w/o) D de Jongh (N) scr; 2nd Plate : C Ferreira (N) bt L Jordaan (E) 11-6 5-11 12-10 11-8 40-44: A Clifton-Parks (E) bt J Hinton (CG) 3-0, 3rd Place: D Edwards (CG) bt J Kromberg (CG) 3-2; 45-49 : L Greenwood (Kzn) bt C Tucker (CG) 3-0; 50+: E Mostert (N) bt B Stein (CG) 3-0; N de Fonseca (E) bt R Mentz (CG) 3-0. — Supplied.





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