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Inverness men's team enter National Squash League with women defending title

By Will Clark

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Inverness Squash Club men and women
Inverness Squash Club men and women

INVERNESS Squash Club have entered a men’s team into the Scottish National League and played their first game of the season in a narrow 8-6 defeat against champions Edinburgh Sports Club but beat Western Squash Club 10-4.

Inverness have entered a men’s team into the National League this season following the success of their women’s team last year who became Scottish champions.

Alasdair Prott got Inverness off to a winning start when he defeated Dougie Kempsell 3-1 in a 12-10, 3-11, 14-12 and 11-6 win.

Findlay Scott put in a star performance against the veteran John Meehan with a 3-1win in a 70 minute epic.

Ewen Urquhart put up a good performance against Kevin Moran but fell to a 3-0 defeat.

Adam Stanger lost Craig Valente-Wallace to a 3-0 defeat as Edinburgh sealed a tight victory.

Inverness beat Western Squash Club 10-4 with Prott beating Sandy Niven 3-0 and Stanger beating Archie Niven 3-0. Urquhart lost 3-1 to Cailean McAlpine and Scott beat Murdo Mackenzie 3-1.

The women’s team started the defence of their national title with defeat against Heriot Watt University. Natalie Main suffered a 3-1 defeat against Yu Ng Chen. Carrie Hallam went down to a 3-2 defeat against Katriona Ross with Elspeth Young losing 3-0 to Erin Classen.

Inverness bounced back and defeated Bridge of Allan with Kirsty Lobban defeating Sophie Thomas 3-1. Lily Craig-Gould was up against Catriona Smith who raced to a 3-0 win and Main beat Katy Thomas 3-0.

Inverness beat Western Squash Club with Young beating Beth Moglia 3-1 but Hallam lost 3-0 to McAlpine. But Western were forced to forfeit their last two matches giving Inverness victory.

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