It has been months since our last tournament, and scholars were eager to get back on court this past weekend at the Lifetime Texas State Open. Ruby Sandoval, Rodrigo Chon Him, Nathan Martinez, and Miranda Medina once again provided strong performances to represent the Mission Squash program.
Ruby Sandoval‘s first match back from the pandemic proved to be a bit of a challenge as she played her older teammate, Miranda Medina. After a solid 35 minutes, it was Ruby who managed to settle into the match and began to play some very solid squash. This resulted in Ruby winning 3-1 in games and securing a fine win against Miranda. Both Miranda and Ruby managed to secure the 1st and 2nd place positions in the 3.5 division.
The highlight of the tournament came from Rodrigo Chon Him, who stepped up to play in the 5.0 division after less than a year playing squash. Having the lowest rating in that division, Rodrigo managed to take two matches, before finally having to retire in the finals of the consolation round due to injury. Nathan Martinez came out on fire in this tournament. Nathan also playing a division above his usual and did an outstanding job, winning the consolation finals of the 4.5. Nathan finished the tournament strong after he settled down and drove his opponents to make errors.
Overall, it was a solid performance by the Mission Squash team. We look forward to the next competition on December 12th, 2020.
Ruby Sandoval : Champion of 3.5 Division
Miranda Medina: Finalist of 3.5 Division
Rodrigo Chon Him: Finalist of 5.0 Consolation round
Nathan Martinez: Winner of 4.5 Consolation round