Held at Nelson Mandela University, the host team went down 4-2 in the final, but coach Jason le Roux said they were pleased at putting up a strong challenge.
“We were unbeaten in the team event until going down to UJ,” said Le Roux. “I feel it was a very good week for the team and we competed really well in the final.
“In addition, we defeated Tukkies [Pretoria University] for the first time. That was an indication of the big effort put in by all the players.”
He added that the Madibaz players held their own in the individual competition, with John Kuhn ending fifth and Hayley Ward finishing third.
At the final function, Ward was named the most promising player, and No 2 player Bianca Brown was included in the USSA best of the rest team in her position.
Furthermore, Kuhn and Ward were chosen for the USSA squad to play in the World University Championships in September.
However, Le Roux said there were still some play-offs to take place before the national squad was finalised.
Madibaz Squash manager Melissa Awu praised the players for their efforts in keeping the Mandela University flag flying high.
“It was amazing to see our players doing so well, with Hayley Ward and John Kuhn standing out,” she said.
“The whole team gave every match their best shot and Bianca Brown was unlucky not to make the USSA squad.”