Giffnock squash players Chris Murphy and Adam Hunter are national champions after claiming gold at the Scottish Junior & Under-23 National Championships in Aberdeen.

Chris Murphy won his second national title after an 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 win over Andrew Hill on Sunday, February 4, in the Boys Under-19s event.

Hunter, 14, had to dig deep to win his first ever national title beating Edinburgh’s Brodie Young in a keenly contested Boys Under-15s final.

Former Under-17s champion Murphy won all four of his matches without dropping a game, a statistic which pleased him.

“My consistency was a real positive for me,” the 17-year-old St Ninian’s High School pupil said.

“I got a good start in all my matches which gave me an early advantage.

“I was confident going into the final and it’s a great feeling to get my second title, especially against a good player like Andrew who has played for Scotland.

“A big part of my game is my attacking which I feel can give me an advantage over other players and it’s something I continue to work on.

“When I was attacking it was putting the other players under a lot of pressure so I kept trying to keep that up and it really helped.

“The win gives me a boost heading into the National Senior Championships next month and hopefully I can get a top 16 finish there and also gain selection for the European Under-19s Team Championships.”

Adam Hunter was delighted to beat rival Brodie Young in the Boys Under-15s final, winning 10-12, 11-5, 13-11, 11-9.

The Williamwood High School pupil said: “I have worked hard for this and it feels great.

“Last year I was coming 10th or 11th in these events but I have worked on my whole game to change that.

“Brodie and I have had some good battles in the past. This match was maybe a bit scrappy but I dug in a lot. I really wanted to win.”