Jul 02, 2018 Sports
The Final day of the Rainforest Waters Senior National Squash Championships closed off yesterday afternoon following the fundraiser BBQ at the Georgetown Club Camp Street.
28 players stayed hydrated throughout the week with sponsors’ Rainforest Waters from Banks DIH, and they certainly needed to hydrate with the lengthy rallies and intense play that took place during the competition.
The finals brought forth a new level of squash as the seniors, veterans and few newcomers hoping to gain much needed experience, met, sparred, won and lost.
In a close battle it was the women’s final that held the crowd as Mary Fung A Fat and Taylor Fernandes vied point for point to take the crown. In the first game neither was ready to concede as they fought to a 17/15 score. Mary pulled out first to win 3 points followed by Taylor taking back her own 3 then surging ahead with a run of 7 more. At game point for Fernandes 10/3, Fung A Fat dug deep and answered with her own run of 8 points to edge ahead 11/10. In a nail biting finish, Fernandes pushed through for a 17/15 victory.
The ensuing games took the same vein as both players displayed decisive, expert placement and excellent retrieval but in the end, the experience and patience of Fung A fat won out in the four setter for a 15/17, 13/11, 12/10, 11/8 win.
In the other main final, Alex Arjoon kept ahead of the experienced Richard Chin with clean, precise shots which worked Chin around the court. Despite the expertise of Chin, Arjoon managed to keep in control of the measured rallies and was triumphant in another four setter final with an 11/7, 8/11, 11/7, 11/4 win.
All the players showed great spirit, skill and improvement during this year’s Senior Nationals. The mix of play and style gave the audience real thrills, and the younger spectators some valuable lessons; an important part of the ethic of the game.
Alex Arjoon beat Richard Chin 11/7, 8/11, 11/7, 11/4
Shomari Wiltshire beat Regan Pollard 11/7, 12/14, 11/1, 11/4.
Damien DaSilva beat Robert Fernandes 11/5, 5/11, 11/4, 11/9.
Jonathan Antczak beat Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 6/11, 11/7, 4/11, 13/11, 11/8
Jason Van Dyk beat Adam Alves 11/9, 12/10, 5/11, 11/6.
Mary Fung A Fat beat Taylor Fernades 15/17, 13/11, 12/10, 11/8.
Ashley Khalil beat Abosaide Cadogan 11/6, 8/11, 11/8, 11/5.
Kirsten Gomes beat Sarah Lewis 11/4, 11/3, 11/4
Madison Fernandes beat Tian Edwards 11/2, 11/2, 11/2.
Winner Alex Arjoon
Runner Up Richard Chin
Third Place Jason Khalil
Fourth Place Nyron Joseph
Men’s Classic Plate
Winner Shomari Wiltshire
Runner Up Regan Pollard
Third Place Damien Da Silva
Winner Jonathan Antczak
Runner Up Samuel Ince-Carvahal
Third Place Jason Van Dyk
Winner Mary Fung A Fat
Runner Up Taylor Fernandes
Third Place Ashley Khalil
Winner Kirsten Gomes
Runner Up Sarah Lewis
Third Place Madison Fernandes
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