Nail-bitting finale for Swansea women’s squash

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Swansea women’s squash team produced some of their best ever performances to see off Cardiff on points in a gripping contest.

Having already beaten Cardiff this season, Swansea were confident going into Varsity but were faced with a surprise.

“When we got there, Cardiff had two players there that we had not played this season,” Ceris Challenger said.

“It caused a bit of panic in the team, I did not expect us to win, but I had a glimmer of hope, as we have a great team.”

Cassie Mason and team captain Susie Howells were defeated in straight sets, which meant it was down to Lici Venables and Challenger to pull it out
of the bag.

Venables produced a fine display and won her match 3-0, to make it 2-1.

Then Challenger brushed past Sara Jones with Swansea winning on points 100-89.

“There was a lot of pressure on me to win,” added Challenger.

“I had to be completely ruthless as I knew if I won it, it would go down to points, I’m very pleased with the result.”

Swansea University 1sts 2-2 Cardiff University 1sts

Swansea win on points.

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