College Sport Media:
Matthew Lucente hasn’t lost a secondary schools squash match since he was in year 9.
The Westlake Boys’ High School student is the top ranked Under-19 player in the country and recently guided his college to a fourth consecutive National Secondary Schools Championship.
Westlake Boys’ is the most successful squash school in New Zealand having captured the national title 12 times since its inception in 1985.
Westlake beat hosts Palmerston North Boys’ High School 4-1 in the semi-final and Auckland Grammar School 3-0 in the decider, electing not to play the final two rubbers. Lucente explained the success of the team.
“We’ve all played and trained together for a little while now. In addition to playing for our school, we play club together and Gabe Yam and I have played for our country.”