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Young Tukkie wins Northerns Junior Open Squash title

Posted on 19 October 2009

Alexa Pienaar.
Alexa Pienaar.

Tuks player Alexa Pienaar walked away with the Northerns Junior Open Squash title on the weekend of 16 and 17 October.

In a tightly contested tournament, the top juniors battled it out at the Pretoria Country Club courts. Although still an u.16 player, the draw was combined with the under 19's and during the weekend Alexa had to compete against older players to make it to the final against Megan Page.

In the finals, Alexa proved too strong and fast for Megan who was still recovering from her previous five setter match. Proving that natural ability combined with a scientific programme is the only way, Alexa looked fresh and relaxed, stroking and stretching her way to a 3 - 0 win over Megan.

A grade 9 pupil at HS Menlopark, Alexa represented Tuks in the Ladies Reserve League where this young team of school girls ended a credible second in the NSA (senior) league.

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