Chichester ace Haig is on a high after landing junior squash title

George Haig with Tom Walsh
George Haig with Tom Walsh

For the second year running George Haig reached the final of the 2018 Sussex under-11 closed squash championships – and this time he was not going to be denied the title.

Last year he narrowly missed out, losing 3-2 after having a match point.

This year Haig entered both the under-13 and under-11 events. This meant he played six matches, in the best-of-five games format, in a single day.

He won the plate in the under-13 evebnt after losing to the No1 seed in the first round and then winning his remaining two matches 3-0. His last match of the day was the under-11 final against Zach Greengrass.

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Haig got off to a slow start, losing the first two games, but he dug deep and fought back to win 3-2.

He was delighted and proud to add his name to the trophy. Past winners include Ollie Pett (now a Chichester PSL player), Jonah Bryant (who recently won the under-13 British Junior Open) and Chichester’s own Stephen Wykes.

Haig is now ranked in the top ten in England at under-11 level and was No9 in the September rankings.

Trophies were presented by Tom Walsh, 2017 British junior under-19 national champion and a member of Chichester’s PSL squad.