SA squash trio off to Malaysia for U19 tourney

2015-04-21 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG squash stars Noel Lee, Anele Ngubane and Ana Chemaly are off to Malaysia from May 27 to June 10, representing the SA U19 team.

Noel and Anele are at Epworth and Ana at St Anne’s but the trio are firm friends, having played squash from their junior days. They have all represented South Africa at U13, U14, U16 and now U19 level, and there’s no prizes for guessing they all have honours for squash at school.

They are currently ranked numbers one, two and three in KwaZulu-Natal at U19 level, with Noel at one, Anele two and Ana three.

For Noel and Anele, it will be the first time that they pack their racquets to play beyond South Africa’s borders, while Ana toured with St Anne’s in 2011 to Spain and Amsterdam.

The trio gained selection for the Malaysia tour at the SA Closed tournament in Johannesburg during the first week of the Easter holidays where they did enough to make the grade.

The tour will see them playing Test matches against teams from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, with the Penang International Junior Squash Championships also on the agenda. In between all the matches, they will enjoy three days of coaching at the Nicol David Centre and will be accompanied by veteran squash champion and coach Sally White, a legend in developing girls’ squash in the province for more than 30 years.

Besides playing squash at school level, the girls play in the Midlands men’s and women’s leagues in the A division.

Selection for the girls is great but expenses are for their own pockets.

With squash not a high-profile sport, various fundraisers are being organised to ensure the girls live their dream.

A doubles and mixed-doubles squash tournament is being organised next month and any further sponsorship would be appreciated.

Contact Lynn at 083 787 7004 or Janet at 082 377 6803.

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