Fountain claims top squash title

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Jake Fountain won two singles titles at the Boston Squash and Racketball Club Championships.

He claimed the men’s title, adding to his success in the over 35 event.

Fountain beat Mujeeb Purvez 3-0 to win his first over 35 title and, an hour later, he was back on court in the main final, facing Simon Kemp.

It proved to be a fitting climax and the best match of the night, with Fountain winning 3-2.

Fountain succeeded Mark Hildred, the former champion’s long unbeaten run ending after he was forced to retire from senior squash due to a detached retina.

Hildred did, however, play in the over 45 event and beat Purvez 3-0 in the final.

Defending champion Dave Stones continued his impressive run in the over 55 event by beating Stuart Dunlop 3-0.

The ladies’ open saw Ruth Simpson retain her title with a 3-1 win against Katie Price.

The racketball competitions were again keenly contested, the main final was a father-and-son affair with Sam Booth beating his father Tim 3-0 to claim his first senior racketball title.

The over 35 event was won by Hedley Muscroft, with Tim Booth once again the beaten finalist.

Stuart Dunlop completed a busy weekend by beating Andy Baxter to win the over 45 title.

The squash junior event was won by Sam Booth with Ethan Brown the runner-up.

The most improved player accolade went to Brett Perkins for his racketball improvement.