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Squash girls make fine first impressions
WYCOMBE High School will compete for a national title just a year after forming their after-school squash club.
They booked their place at the National Schools Squash Championships in Manchester on March 20 with a gutsy 3-2 victory over Wycombe Abbey, who were runners-up last year.
But it didn’t look likely early on.
Wycombe Abbey strode into a 2-0 lead in the best of five legs match, before Rebecca Meyrick and Rachel Albin won their games 3-1 to level it up, and the comeback was complete when Kathryn Evans stormed to a 3-0 victory in her leg.
The result is quite an achievement for the school, which only formed its squash club a year ago thanks to coaching from Wycombe Squash and Racketball Club and lottery funding from Sportivate.
The returns have been immediate though, as they topped the group in Stage One before overcoming local rivals Wycombe Abbey in Stage Two.
Meanwhile, John Hampden U15s are also on the national hunt.
They saw off teams from RGS High Wycombe, Eton College, and Aylesbury Grammar to set up a National Schools Championship quarter-final.
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