School sports: Raffles Girls' School retains B Division squash title

SINGAPORE - Raffles Girls' School retained its Schools National B Division squash crown, beating Methodist Girls' School 4-1 at the Kallang Squash Centre on Thursday (March 30).

RGS' Sneha Sivakumar and captain Nicole Tong made quick work of their opponents, winning their respective ties 11-2, 11-2, 11-3 and 11-2, 11-2, 11-0 to put their side up 2-0.

Keertana Lakshami Veerayah kept MGS' hopes of a comeback alive with her 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 victory over Christy Ko.

But RGS' Ang Hwee En clinched the championship for Raffles after defeating Cao Yiyin 11-3, 11-5, 11-5.

Team-mate Ashley Fok then beat Janasis Ong 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7 in the dead rubber.

Said RGS captain Nicole, a Secondary 4 student: "This was the toughest match by far; the line-up wasn't in our favour so it was quite nerve-wrecking and the most nerve-wrecking one as well. But we trained hard, so we believed in ourselves and in one another.

"(The victory) means a lot especially for the Secondary 4 players, because (this batch) has won for the past three years and we really wanted this win."