Guyana squash teams reach semis

Both Guyana boys and girls’ teams ended second in their groups thereby advancing to today’s semi-finals of the team events at the annual Caribbean Junior Squash Championships at the Cascadia and Queen’s Park Oval Squash Courts, Trinidad and Tobago.

The Guyana boys’ team suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Jamaica boys while the girls’ team lost to Barbados late yesterday.

Against Jamaica Guyana went under by two matches to three with Caribbean U17 boys singles champion Nyron Joseph losing to Jake Mahfood and Steven Xavier to Julian Morrison whom he had beaten in the quarter finals of the individual event.

Jean Claude Jeffrey gave his all but came up just short in his match up against Caribbean Under 19 champion Ashante Smith losing the match in five games.

Guyana’s wins came from Shomari Wiltshire who defeated Adam Ardito 3-1 in their U13 encounter and Ben Meckdeci who defeated Tahjia Lumley 3-0 in an U15 matchup.

Later in the day the boys’ team bounced back from their loss earlier in the day to beat the OECS team 5-0.

Guyana girls defeated Bermuda 3-2 but later lost to Barbados 2-3.

Against Bermuda, Makeda Harding lost to Charlotte Toogood 0 – 3; Akeila Wiltshire beat Tiye Williams 3 – 0; Victoria Arjoon beat Emma Keane 3 – 0; Gabby Fraser beat Susanna Armano 3 – 0 and Rebecca Low lost to Olivia Lindsey 2 – 3.

Against Barbados girls team Rebecca Low lost to Amanda Haywood 3 – 0;

Akeila Wiltshire lost to Gylla Mc Kenzie 3 – 0 and Madeka Harding lost to Megan Best 3 – 0. Guyana’s two wins came in the U19 division where Barbados failed to field players.

Guyana was seeded number one in both the boys and girls’ divisions.

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