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School Sports: ACS (I) wins third consecutive A Division boys' squash title

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (left) defeated Raffles Institution (right) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (left) defeated Raffles Institution (right) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution (RI) 3-2 on Wednesday to claim their third consecutive Schools National Squash Championships title.

Held at Kallang Squash and Tennis Centre, the boys' event saw ACS(I) successfully prevent a RI sweep of the A Division titles it had taken the girls' title on Monday.

ACS (I)'s captain Nishan Ravi Nekoo set the tone with a 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 victory over RI's Sean Lim, before team-mate Pang Ka Hoe followed up with a 11-5, 11-3, 12-10 victory over Isaiah Yeo.

RI's Rayden Tan sparked hopes of a comeback with a victory over Ian Thong, but ACS (I)'s Benedict Chan saw off Ian Liew 11-1, 11-2 and 11-4 to to secure gold.

Explaining ACS (I)'s sustained success over the last three years, coach Benson Seow said: : "ACS (I) has always groomed national players, and these players will come back before the season begins to reinvest time into our school team players. We also send our players to local leagues to let them garner experience which helps them garner experience."

RI coach Allan Chang said: "I am proud of my boys for putting up a good fight, and they lost to a better team in the end."