May 11, 2013 Sports
The Guyana Squash Association in collaboration with its number one corporate sponsor Digicel on Thursday night ran off night three of its National Junior Squash tournament sponsored by Woodpecker Products Ltd, at the Georgetown Club Courts.
The night had some enthralling encounters and among them was the one that featured former
Caribbean Under-17 Champion Jason Ray Khalil against former Caribbean Under-13 Champion Ben Mekdeci. Khalil jumped out to a quick two games to nil lead, winning the first game 11-7 and the second 11-5, but on this night the victory would not come easy as Mekdeci clawed his way back into the match by winning the third 11-4 and after leading 6-1 and then 8-5, had two game balls to take the match into a fifth and deciding final game.
However, Mekdeci could not win that final point and Khalil recovered to win the fourth game 15-13.
Nyron Joseph had a clinical win over Avinash Odit with scores being 11-2,11-9,11-4 and Steven Joseph, the other top player in the group had to work extra hard to dispose of Alec Melville 11-8,11-6, 9-11,11-8.
The top two Under-19 girls, Caribbean Under-19 Champion Mary Fung-a-Fat and Caribbean Under-19 Runner up Ashley de Groot continued to impress with straight set victories over their respective opponents. Fung-a-Fat disposed of Larissa Wiltshire 11-0, 11-4, 11-2 and deGroot had a slightly more difficult time in beating Taylor Fernandes 11-7, 11-8, 11-4.
The other exciting contest of the night featured two Under-13 Boys Shomari Wiltshire and Alex Cheeks.
In the first game, Wiltshire raced out to an early 9-3 lead, before Cheeks rebounded to reel off the next eight points to take the first game 11-9.
In the second stanza, Wiltshire again raced out to an early 7-1 advantage, but again Cheeks fought back to come within one point down, before Wiltshire regained his composure to grab the set 11-9. Both youngsters were playing excellent squash and the third game was no diifferent, but this time it was Cheeks who had game ball at 10-9, before Wiltshire won the next three points to win the game 12-10.
The two opening sets trend was again the order as Wiltshire jumped out to an early lead but again Cheeks forced his way back into the game, only this time he was not given the chance to get ahead and Wiltshire held on to wrap up the match 11-9.
Results on night three are as follows:
Gianni Carpenter beat Daniel Lowe 11-1, 11-9
Lucas Jonas beat Nathan Rahaman 11-0, 11-2
Demetrius De Abrue defeated Rajiv Lee 11-1, 11-4
Shomari Wiltshire beat Dominic Collins 11-1, 11-1
Michael Alphonso beat Liam carpenter 11-2, 11-3
John Phang beat Ethan Jonas 11-1, 11-6
Zachary Persaud beat Gareth da Silva 11-1, 11-2
Boys Under-13 & 15
Shomari Wiltshire beat Alex Cheeks 9-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9
Matthew Phang beat Daniel Islam 11-2, 11-4, 11-6
Ben Mekdeci beat Anthony Islam 11-2, 11-3, 11-1
Jael Gaskin beat Michael Ramroop 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 4-11, 11-6
Girls Under-13 & 15
Rebecca Low beat Maya Collins 11-1, 11-2, 11-1
Taylor Fernandes beat Makeda Harding 11-0, 11-1, 11-1
Sarah Lewis beat Savannah Mendes 11-6, 11-8, 11-4
Girls Under-17 & 19
Mary Fung A fat beat Larissa Wiltshire 11-0, 11-4, 11-2
Ashley De Groot beat Taylor Fernandes 11-7, 11-8, 11-4
Boys Under-17 & 19
Jason Ray Khalil beat Ben Mekdeci 11-7, 11-5, 4-11, 15-13
Steven Xavier beat Alec Melville 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8
Nyron Joseph beat Avinash odit 11-2, 11-9, 11-4.
Meanwhile, in night two results:
Zachary Persaud beat Ethan Jonas 11-7,11-2
Dominic Collins beat Daniel Lowe 11-2,11-6
Gianni Carpenter beat Rajiv Lee 11-6,11-6
Michael Alphonso beat Nathan Rahaman 11-4,11-5
Shomari Wiltshire beat Lucas Jonas 11-1,11-2
John Phang beat Liam Carpenter11-0,11-3
Demetrius DeAbreu beat Gareth DaSilva 11-4, 11-2
Girls Under-13 and 15
Rebecca Low defeated Makeda Harding 11-2,11-1,11-3
Savannah Mendes beat Maya Collins 11-7,11-8,9-11,11-4
Taylor Fernandes beat Sarah Lewis 11-0,11-3,11-1
Boys Under-13 and 15
Shomari Wiltshire beat Anthony Islam 11-1,11-3,11-6
Matthew Phang beat Jael Gaskin 11-2,11-1,11-1
Ben Mekdeci beat Alex Cheeks 11-1,11-2,11-0
Daniel Islam beat Michael Ramroop 11-6,11-4,11-8
Girls Under-17 and 19
Akeila Wiltshire beat Larissa Wiltshire 11-5,11-6,11-13,11-3
Ashley DeGroot beat Kristina Cheeks 11-0,11-1,11-2
Mary Fung A Fat defeated Taylor Fernandes 11-3,11-3,11-1
Boys Under-17 and 19
Nyron Joseph beat Ben Mekdeci 11-7,11-3,12-10
Steven Xavier beat Avinash Odit 11-3,11-5,11-1
Matches continue today at 9:00am and conclude with the final set of matches scheduled to begin at 10:00am tomorrow.
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