Jul 20, 2008 Sports Comments Off on Junior Caribbean Squash Championships…Guyana capture the double
Guyana girls dominated Bermuda 5-0 to claim the title, while the boys pulled out a 3-2 triumph in an epic encounter against the host at the Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Bermuda yesterday.
The Guyanese girls were the dominant team throughout these championships and according to reports; it was never in doubt who would emerge champions as the girls lived up to predictions.
This team title comes on the back of them claiming three individual titles.
They showed the host no mercy, clean sweeping all five matches. Mary Fung-a-Fat brushed aside Alex Marshall in the opening U-15 encounter 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.
Keisha Jeffrey then proved too strong for Kelly Barnes in the U-17 tussle, prevailing 9-2, 9-0, 9-0. Daina King had what started out as a tough U-19 contest against Rachel Barnes.
She completed a 9-7 win in the opening set then had an easier time in the second taking it 9-4, and completed the win comfortably 9-1 in the third.
Victoria Arjoon ensured she emulated her countrywomen in the U-13 match against Emma Keane. She took the match 9-2, 9-7, 9-0, having to battle back from 0-7 down in the second set.
Kayla Jeffrey faced Jenni Schroder in a U-17 clash in the last game of the final. Jeffery was clearly the stronger player easing to a 9-0, 9-0, 9-5 triumph.
Meanwhile, the boys had a tougher time against the Bermudans as the tie proved the perfect finale to the championships.
The home side started well when the 6 foot Noah Browne got the better of Abhishek Singh in their U-15 meeting, using his height and reach to good advantage to romp out a 9-2, 9-0, 9-2 winner.
The U-17 match-up was a fast paced meeting between Alex Arjoon and Kristian Muldoon. Arjoon eased through to claim the opening set 9-4, then capitalised on a tiring Muldoon to take the send 9-4. The feisty Guyanese held off his opponent to take the third 9-6 to level the tie at 1-1.
Robbie Maycock then came out in the U-19 tussle against Guyana’s Raphael DeGroot and he gave the home team cause to cheer as he put them ahead 2-1, beating DeGroot 9-3, 9-2, 9-0.
U-13 Nyron Joseph then kept Guyana in the hunt for the double leveling things in his contest with Beckett Simmons. He romped out a 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 winner in his encounter to see the tie at 2-2.
The decider was between Oliver Kear-Downs and Micah Franklin and the high pressure meeting saw the Guyanese speeding out to take the game 9-3. Franklin fought back to level things 3-9.
But it was no stopping the Guyanese as he fought through and powered to take the remaining sets 9-5 and 9-0 to herald celebrations by his team as they claimed the coveted double.
Results July 20, 2008
Guyana def Bermuda 5-0
U19 Daina King def Rachel Barnes 9-7, 9-4, 9-1
U19 Kayla Jeffrey def Jenni Schroder 9-0, 9-0, 9-5
U17 Keisha Jeffrey def Kelly Barnes 9-2, 9-0, 9-3
U15 Mary Fung-a-fat def Alex Marshall 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
U13 Victoria Arjoon def Emma Keane 9-1, 9-7, 9-0
GIRLS 3rd – 4th Playoff
Trinidad & Tobago def Jamaica 4-1
U19 Kerrie Sample def Kristine Bell 9-1, 9-0, 9-6
U19 Amy Gillezeau def Lauren Mahfood 9-10, 9-0, 9-3, 9-0
U17 Jessica Scott lost Brooke Burrowes 10-9, 4-9, 6-9, 7-9
U15 Talia Abdool def Justine Anderson 2-9, 9-7, 9-7, 8-10, 9-6
U13 Charlotte Knaggs def Mary-Jo Mahfood 9-5, 9-7, 5-9, 9-1
GIRLS 5th – 6th Playoff
Barbados def Cayman 4-1
U19 Cheri-Ann Parris def Samantha Hennings 9-2, 9-1, 9-2
U19 Zoe Lisk lost Courtney Stafford 2-9, 2-9, 2-9
U17 Kennilee Ward def Claire Patrick 9-0, 10-8, 9-1
U15 Asha Gibbs def Kristina Myren 10-8, 9-1, 9-2
U13 Gylla Mackenzie def
Guyana def Bermuda 3-2
U19 Raphael deGroot lost Robert Maycock 3-9, 3-9, 0-9
U19 Oliver Kear-Downs def Micah Franklin 9-3, 3-9, 9-5, 9-0
U17 Alexander Arjoon def Kristian Muldoon 9-4, 9-4, 9-6
U15 Abhishek Singh lost Noah Browne 2-9, 0-9, 2-9
U13 Nyron Joseph def Beckett Simmons 9-1, 9-2, 9-0
BOYS 3rd – 4th Playoff
Trinidad & Tobago def OECS 3-2
U19 Kale Wilson lost Joe Chapman 2-9, 3-9, 3-9
U19 Justin Sanguinette def Jules Snagg 9-4, 9-1, 9-0
U17 Ryan Bayne def Stefan Joseph 9-3, 9-2, 9-1
U15 Mandela Patrick lost Kevin Hannaway 3-9, 1-9, 2-9
U13 Nku Patrick def Rory Thornton 9-4, 9-6, 9-4
BOYS 5th – 6th Playoff
Cayman def Jamaica 3-2
U19 Jake Kelly def Bruce Burrotes 9-6, 9-5, 8-9, 4-9, 9-8
U19 Ryan McConvey def Stephen Reid 9-1, 9-1, 9-1
U17 Cameron Stafford def David Lawrence 9-1, 9-2, 9-0
U15 Nicholas Cameron lost Joshua Mahfood 6-9, 3-9, 7-9
U13 Iain McCallum lost Jake Mahfood 1-9, 2-9, 3-9
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