Taylor pipped for national squash title

ISLAND squash player Sarah Taylor finished runner up in the National Over-35 Squash Championships held last week in Manchester.

Sarah Taylor (left) lost to Laura Mylotte, of Ireland, in the final
Sarah Taylor (left) lost to Laura Mylotte, of Ireland, in the final

ISLAND squash player Sarah Taylor finished runner up in the National Over-35 Squash Championships held last week in Manchester.

Seeded third/fourth, Taylor produced an inspired performance to beat second seed and Suffolk number one Katie Lawrence 3-1 in their semi-final encounter, but the final proved one step too far for the NatWest Island Games gold medallist.

Up against Laura Mylotte of Ireland who had won the previous two over-35 titles, Taylor played well, but couldn’t prevent her opponent from running away with a 3-0 victory.

It is, nonetheless, a fantastic achievement for the Islander, who is now looking ahead to representing Jersey at the squash inter-insular in Guernsey on 9 March.