Jul 14, 2013 Sports
The Guyana Squash Association in collaboration with its number one corporate sponsor Digicel Senior National Squash Championships at the Georgetown Club Courts concludes today following action during the week.
On Friday, matches were played in the Men’s, Women’s and plate competitions. In the men’s
division which had reached the quarterfinal stage, first up on court was the match between World number 26 Nicolette Fernandes and Steven Xavier. Nicolette is contesting both the men’s and women’s draw. This was no easy match as Xavier was initially very competitive. Fernandes easily moved out to a seven two lead in the first game but Steven clawed his way back to get as close as nine before Nicolette closed out the game eleven nine.
This fight back seemed to take the steam out of Steven as Nicolette easily won the second game eleven one and even though Steven played a little better in the third game, Nicolette won it fairly easily by the score of eleven points to three.
In quarterfinal number two Jason-Ray Khalil was much too strong for Ben Mekdeci. Ben played very well in the first game but Jason was able to win this game eleven six. In games two and three, Khalil just dominated Mekdeci and won the second eleven two and the third eleven three.
The closest and longest match of the night occurred in the contest between Nyron Joseph and former National Champion Regan Pollard. Regan won the first game eleven four and then the second eleven six, but in the third Regan began to tire and Nyron was able to make a final push and won this game eleven nine. However, Pollard was able to recover in the break between games and won the fourth game fairly easily eleven three.
Defending National champion Alex Arjoon was surprised in the first game as Raphael DeGroot played some amazing squash and won the first game twelve ten. Arjoon however refocused in the second and sent DeGroot to all corners of the court and won the next three games with identical scores of eleven two.
In the first women’s semifinal between Nicolette Fernandes and Ashley DeGroot, Ashley played extremely well but Nicolette won easily with the scores being eleven four, eleven five and eleven six.
In the second women’s semifinal, Ashley Khalil and Mary Fung A Fat had an extremely close contest. Khalil won the first game eleven seven and also took the second game eleven seven. Fung A Fat then won an extremely close third game twelve ten. The fourth game could have gone either way but Ashley managed to edge home twelve ten.
Results of the plate matches were as follows:
Alex Melville beat Lee Fung A Fat 11-2,11-8,11-6
Jo Jo Mekdeci beat Haopei Yang 11-5,11-7,11-4
Ian Mekdeci beat Dennis Dias 11-4,11-7,8-11,12-10
Alan Downes beat Matthew Phang 11-4,11-6,11-7
Brian Yong beat Jonathan Antczak 11-6,11-7,11-7
Kathy Ten- Pow defeated Taylor Fernandes 11-7,11-4,11-3
Nicolette Fernandes against Jason-Ray Khalil
Alex Arjoon against Regan Pollard
Jun 23, 2021Kaieteur News – The Guyana Badminton Association Team of President Gokarn Ramdhani, Vice President Ayanna Watson and Secretary Emelia Ramdhani along with National and International Champions...
Kaieteur News – I met Leyland DeCambra at the beginning of the 70s. It was a friendship that has lasted ever since.... more
By Sir Ronald Sanders More commonality was shown by CARICOM countries in a vote on Tuesday June 15 at the Organisation of... more
Freedom of speech is our core value at Kaieteur News. If the letter/e-mail you sent was not published, and you believe that its contents were not libellous, let us know, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]