NMMU made a winning start to their Super league squash defence on Tuesday night, but not before a slight wobble in their clash with Crusaders.
Ultimately, the champions came through with a 14-7 win, but Andrew Reekie and Brendan O’Grady made sure it was not all plain sailing with wins at four and five against their NMMU opponents.
This means Londt Park have a slight edge after the opening round, thanks to their 16-6 defeat of Westview.
The only Westview winner was Zane Schwarz, who continued to show he will be a force in EP squash this year by defeating Londt Park No 1 Greg la Mude 3-0.
Profiles kept pace with the winning teams by taking three of the five matches against Old Grey for a 13-6 result.
For Old Grey, Bonakele Nomkala and Thando Ncamani had 3-0 wins, but Profiles showed good depth to take the major share of the points.
In the women’s league, champions Crusaders, perennial rivals Londt Park and wannabe contenders Profiles immediately leapt above the rest in the opening round.
All three teams claimed full hauls of 19 points and it already looks like a clear three-way battle for the title.
The first key clash comes on March 10 when Saders clash with Profiles.