Guyana’s men, women demolish Jamaica

Caribbean Squash Championships

Defending male and female champions Guyana continued their dominant showing in defence of their titles, defeating Jamaica when the team section of the 22nd Senior Caribbean Squash Championships continued in Barbados yesterday.

In the male division, Guyana overcame the Jamaicans by a 3-2 margin. Jamaica took the early lead as singles champions Chris Binne defeated Sunil Seth in a five-game thriller 11-6, 6-11, 11-4, 9-11 and 11-5.

Guyana would then level the scores in the second matchup as Richard Chin crushed Ashante Smith in straight sets 11-4, 11-1 and 11-2. The Guyanese would then take a 2-1 lead as Alex Arjoon overcame Dane Schwier 9-11, 11-6, 11-6 and 11-7 in the third matchup.

Jamaica would then level the scores at 2-2 as Julian Morrison edged Jason-Ray Khalil 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-5 and 11-8 to set up the deciding matchup. Guyana would eventually prevail in the fifth fixture as Robert McDavid humbled Bruce Levy 11-8, 11-4 and 11-2.

On the distaff side, Guyana crushed the same opponents by a 5-0 score line. Mary-Fung-a-Fat defeated Brooke Burrowes in straight sets 11-6, 11-3 and 11-6 to give the Guyanese the early 1-0 lead.

Ashley DeGroot would then increase their lead, edging Melissa Lue-Yen in a five-set thriller 11-3, 5-11, 5-11, 11-5 and 11-6.

Akeila Wiltshire would then seal the win for Guyana in the third matchup as she crushed Lauren Mahfood 11-2, 12-10 and 11-4. In the fourth matchup, Victoria Arjoon brushed aside Nathlee Boreland in straight sets 11-6, 11-6 and 11-4.

The clean sweep would be completed in the final matchup as Larissa Wiltshire hammered Lauren McClure in straight sets 11-1, 11-2 and 11-4.

In the Veteran section on Wednesday, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) defeated Guyana by 3-1 margin. James Bentick gave OECS the early lead as he edged Ramon Chan-A-Sue in their male over-40 matchup 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 8-11 and 11-4.

Guyana would level the matchup as Brendon Mounter earned a walkover victory in his slated over-50 male matchup. However OECS would retake the lead as Winston Findlay defeated Thuran Mohabir in straight sets 11-4, 11-3 and 11-6 in their male over-60 showdown.

Greta Primus would then seal the win for OECS as she received a walkover in her ladies over-40 fixture.


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