Aubrey Taulo has won the three-day K250 000 (about $625) Mercury Products Squash Tournament after beating his rival James Matewere 3-0 at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports complex in Blantyre on Sunday.
Taulo’s straightforward triumph over the defending national champion demonstrated the rapid improvements the 29-year-old has made in the last five months when he also won the Blantyre Open Championships and the General Alliance Insurance tournament.
“It is quite amazing to win three competitions within a space of five months. I feel I am now the country’s best player who should try my luck at international level.
“I, therefore, take advantage of this latest victory to ask well-wishers for financial support as I prepare for the Zimbabwe Open Championships in August,” said Taulo.
Matewere, who lost 3-1 to Taulo in the finals of General Alliance competition two months ago, claimed that his latest defeat was due to a slippery playing surface. He said he made several pleas to the officiating panel, but they could not listen to him.
Squash Malawi vice-president Gordon Benbow won the plate-A division after beating Chisomo Mwathunga 3-0 while Scevar James took the plate-B crown following his 3-2 victory over Chris Matewere.
Squash Malawi president Jimmy Kawaye thanked the body’s former president Oswin Kasunda and Aniz Kali of candle and body lotion manufacturers, Mercury Products, for sponsoring the event, a commitment which the company said it will fulfil annually.