The National titles were decided on the glass court in Manchester on Sunday as some of the best players in the world strutted their stuff.
World no.1 Laura Massaro justified her top seed with a comprehensive straight-game win over Alison Waters in the women’s final, the pair’s fourth meeting at this stage.
A quick start saw the top seed lead 5-0 and the pattern was set, Massaro dominating the rallies, Waters unable to make much of an impression on the play or the scoreboard as Massaro raced to a two game lead.
The third was more competitive, but Massaro still had the edge, closing out the match in under half an hour.
Nick Matthew already held the record of seven National titles and, appearing in a record ninth final, he extended that to eight as he beat James Willstrop in their fifth final.
The top seed was dominant in the first game, putting Willstrop under relentless pressure as he took the lead. Willstrop fought back well from 2-4 in the second to level the match, but was under the cosh once more in the final two games as Matthew regained control.
At 9-2 in the fourth there was a particularly brutal rally which Willstrop somehow managed to win, to his own and the crowd’s delight, but it was only a short stay of execution.
In the inaugural U21s Nationals finals, Georgina Kennedy (Kent) proved to have too much for Alison Thomson (Surrey) as she took the title in straight games.
It was a closer affair in the other U21 final as George Parker (Leic) battled past Richie Fallows (Essex) 3-1 in just over an hour.
For the full results from day six, please visit the official National Squash Championships website.