YOUNG Patrick Rooney revelled at the Tecnifibre English Junior Squash Championships at Surrey Sports Park, beating the top seed to be crowned the U15 English Junior Squash Champion.

The Haresfinch youngster, who had previously won the U13 title, went into the championships as the number 2 seed and didn’t drop a game en route to the final; where he faced number 1 seed James Peach of Yorkshire.

The final was certainly one to remember proving to be a battle of skill, athleticism and pure determination with it eventually coming down to who could push themselves that little bit extra. Nothing could separate the two players, with the first game going to a tie break before James Peach took the game 12-10.

After Peach went 4-1 up in the second it looked like the match was only going to go one way, however Rooney fought back to win the next 8 points to go 9-4 up and then win the game taking the second; making it 1-1.

Peach went in front again taking the third 11-9, however Rooney ensured the match was going the distance taking the fourth 11-7 levelling the match 2-2.

A determined Rooney fighting to add the U15 title to his U13 title came out strong in the last game taking a 4-0 lead and never let it slip getting to match ball 10-9.

And despite Peach saving one match ball taking the match to another tie break, the Year 10 St Augustine High School stood strong winning the fifth 12-10 and the match 3-2 to be crowned Under 15 English Junior Champion.

Rooney is sponsored by Joel Shields at 305Squash and his rackets are sponsored by Tecnifibre Meanwhile, he will flying out to Finland in April to play for England.