NMSA Satellite 2 updated draws

Here are the latest draws. Please complete the last round by no later than Monday, 16 May 2016.

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NSA Closed Final results

Finals day of the NSA closed produced some skillful and exciting squash. The mens B section was won by Shahin Lalla who proved too solid and consistent for Neil Strydom. THe women’s final saw the form player of the season Christine Ferreira triumph over Megan Page who is quickly returning to her best form after recovering from serious injury last year. Chrstine was however able to use her sharper match form to prevail in a competitive 4 game match. The men’s final was an excellent contest full of guile, pace and no small amount of skill. The first game was ultimately crucial as top seed and defending champiom, Kelvin Ndhlovu mananaged to sneak it 15-13. Gary Naidoo certainly tested him and for the first time this week Kelvin was forced to really dig deep and graft for his victory. Gary showed tremndous spirit to win the third game after it appeared during the second that his sprit may have been broken in the long hard first game loss. He however showed his fighting spirit and made Kelvin work for wht was ultimately a well deserved 9th closed title.
NSA Closed draw

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NSA Closed 4th day results

Some fantastic squash was played on semi-finals day. Both ladies semi-finals in the ladies draw went the distance as firstly Megan Page showed that she is over her injuries and once again playing her best squash as she pulled off an upset of the seedings by toppling Makgosi Peloakgosi in a titanic struggle. Christine Ferreira initially looked to be cruising but had to pull out all the stops to see off a determined Hannelise Human in another tough five game match.
The mens semi’s saw a fantastic match between Gary Naidoo and Ruan Olivier and both players may still be working out how it didn’t end up going five games also. Gary somehow found a way to take the 4th 15/13 after being down and out and with it his first Northerns final in his first appearance for the province. There he will meet multiple defending champion Kelvin Ndhlovu who continued his fairly serene path through the draw and it remains to be seen whether Gary is the man to test him in the final. Match of the day in the mens draw may well have been 15 year old Mikael Clayton coming from 2 games down to beat the experienced Derek van der Merwe. This was maybe challenged by 14 year old Reece Mclachlan pulling out a hard 5 game win against his school master and coach, Justin Cook. Some future stars to watch certainly.Finals tomorrow are at PCC with the ladies final scheduled to start at 7:00 and the mens to follow it at 8:00. NSA Closed draw

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NSA Closed day 3 results

Mens A section 3rd round results saw a few great matches. Jan-Hendrik Mulder produced great squash to stretch 3rd seed Ruan Olivier all the way in a titantic struggle. Ruan eventually prevailling in the 5th. Quintin Taljaard also managed to survive a great fightback from Barry Coetzee who was 2/0 down before forcing the match into a deciding 5th where Quintin managed to survive. Thursday sees the ladies and mens B section re-enter the fray and the mens A section semi-finals will take plave from 19:45. NSA Closed draw

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NSA Closed Mens 2nd Round Ladies and B section 1st Round

Herewith the results of the 2nd day play of the NSA closed. Match of the day was between the two experienced campaigners, Jan-Hendrik Mulder and Derek van der Merwe. Jan-Hendrik was able to use his superior fitness and pull through in the end. NSA Closed draw

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