The University of Johannesburg won their sixth straight University Sport South Africa squash title when they defeated Pretoria University in the final in Johannesburg last week.
The UJ team extended their domination to the individual events, where Alexa Pienaar and Blessing Muhwati were crowned women’s and men’s champions respectively, while they contributed four players to the Ussa team announced at the end of the week.
Furthermore, the university showed their depth in the sport when their second team won the B section.
“The first team was unbeaten during the week and we had our toughest match in the final against Pretoria University, whom we defeated 19-8,” said UJ squash manager Reedwaan Asvat.
“The second team had a comfortable 21-7 win over North-West University in their final.”
He added that it was extremely satisfying to continue their success on the squash court.
“The players have worked really hard and we also need to thank coach Mike Bester for all his work in preparing the players.”
Pienaar improved on last year’s effort when she was the runner-up, beating Tuks rival Hannelise Human 3-0 to take her first Ussa title.
In the men’s section, Blessing Muhwati was defeated in the final but crowned Ussa champion because his opponent (Thoboki Mohohlo) is not studying in South Africa and therefore not eligible for the title.
UJ’s Pienaar, Muhwati, Kyle Maree and Kacey-Leigh Dodd were included in the Ussa team.