At the end of a gruelling 31 matches played over two days, the PNG Squash team was pleased to announce their team to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this year.
Due to the late withdrawal of Lae contestant, Bridgette Matrus, all female competitors were named to attend the games in July.
Standing in the men’s selections were little surprises with Junior Madako, exerting supremacy over the rest from the outset. However, he was pushed to the limit by young junior Robin Morove, who put up a strong and defensive fight.
In the awe of the moment and battle to secure a spot on the team, Morove unfortunately lost focus, and showed lack of experience, as he lost to a tight and close match to Kerry Walsh; an opponent he usually beats in local matches.
Despite the unfortunate circumstance of forgoing the opportunity to play at the Commonwealth Games, upcoming squash star Robin Morove, with 15 year old Lynette Vai, will travel together on Wednesday, to compete in the Australian Junior Open Tournament.