Rory Stewart and Elspeth Young win Scottish Junior squash titles

Rory Stewart poses with the Scottish Junior Squash Under-19 trophy
Rory Stewart poses with the Scottish Junior Squash Under-19 trophy, flanked by Craig Valente-Wallace (left) and Matt Bedwell.

Rory Stewart has become the first Scottish winner since Peter Nichol in 1992 to lift the Scottish Junior Open Squash Under-19 boys' trophy.

The top seed beat England's Matt Bedwell 11-6 11-6 11-6 at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Craig Valente-Wallace was third, beating Matthew Broadberry of England.

In an all-Scots girls' Under-19 final, top seed Elspeth Young got the better of Claire Gadsby 3-1.

Elspeth Young, Claire Gadsby and Kirsty Lobban made it an all-Scottish trio on the podium in the Under-19 category
Elspeth Young (centre), Claire Gadsby (right) and Kirsty Lobban made it an all-Scottish trio on the podium in the Under-19 category

And Kirsty Lobban from Inverness added to the home medal haul by winning the bronze.

Stewart, Young, Gadsby and Lobban are part of the squash academy at the university, while Valente-Wallace is in the national talent squad, both of which are run by Scottish Squash and Racketball performance director Roger Flynn and assistant national coach Stuart Crawford.

The results count towards selection for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in 2015.

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