Luton and Dunstable Squash Club youngster and Cardinal Newman student, Natalie Main, made her professional debut at the recent Lexden Open at the ripe old age of 15!
Whilst she was never expected to win against the vastly experienced Essex player and no 2 seed, Elise Lazarus, she put up an incredible performance despite a 3-0 defeat and earned plaudits from the watching crowd and her gracious opponent.
The performance belied her age and experience and she showed few nerves before the match and embraced the experience in a very positive manner. Speaking afterwards she said, "Playing any tournament after such a long break thanks to Covid was great. My approach was to treat it like a normal junior tournament so I could stay in control of my nerves and perform at my best, which I felt I did.