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Following the conclusion of the 2009 Toucan Industries Inc. Mashramani junior tournament yesterday at the Georgetown Club courts the Guyana Squash racquets Association has identified players for the national junior training squad and a developmental squad.
The championships climaxed after five days of stiff competition, and following its conclusion, Lenny Shuffler, a representative of the sponsors Toucan Industries presented the prizes to the winners.
Shuffler also complimented the youngsters on their ability to combine the mental part of sports with the physical side and pledged his company’s commitment to further the development of squash in Guyana.
Champion – Oliver Downes
Second Place – Raphael deGroot
Third Place – Deje Dias
Champion – Kayla Jeffrey
Second Place – Nyron Joseph
Third Place – Mary Fung-A-Fat
Champion – Lee Fung-A-Fat
Second Place – Nase-D Benn
Third Place – Steven Xavier
Champion – Akeila Wiltshire
Second Place – Ben Meckdeci
Third Place – Nicholas Peters
Champion – Rebecca Xavier
Second Place – Gabrielle Fraser
Third Place – Taylor Fernandez
Champion – Travis Whitehead
Second Place – Alexandra Phang
Third Place – Immanuel Barker
Sportsmanship Award – Adesina Trim
Most Promising Girl – Akeila Wiltshire
Most Promising Boy – Alexander Cheeks
Most Outstanding Player – Oliver Downes
The national junior squad will commence preparations for the upcoming Caribbean championships to be held in Barbados in July.
There are five new faces and one notable absentee in the squad.
Former Caribbean Under-13 champion Abhishek Singh, who is currently recovering from back surgery, will be out of action for six months while the new faces are Akeila Wiltshire, Rebecca Xavier, Kristina Cheeks and Gabrielle Fraser all newcomers to the girls U-13 team.
On the boys’ side, Ryan DaSilva is the only new face.
Three new players have also been added to the Developmental Squad in Lydia Alphonso, Alexandra Phang and Travis Whitehead. All the players named below are asked to attend a special meeting at the Georgetown Club today at 6pm.
National Junior Training Squad
Under 13 – Akeila Wiltshire, Rebecca Xavier and Gabrielle Fraser.
Under 15 – Victoria Arjoon and Kristina Cheeks.
Under 17 – Keisha Jeffrey, Ashley Khalil, Kayla Jeffrey, Mary Fung-A-Fat, Alysa Xavier and Ashley deGroot. Under 19 – Daina King.
Under 13 – Nyron Joseph
Under 15 – Steven Xavier, Ryan DaSilva and Jean-Claude Jeffrey
Under 17- Alexander Arjoon, Deje Dias and Jason Ray Khalil
Under 19 – Oliver Downes, Raphael deGroot and Nicholas Narain
Girls – Larissa Wiltshire, Taylor Fernandes, Lydia Alphonso and Alexandra Phang.
Boys – Ben Meckdeci, Patrick Fraser, Alec Melville, Alexander Cheeks, Matthew Phang and Travis Whitehead.