Alex Cheeks scores upset win over Taylor Fernandes

Alex Cheeks secured the first major upset of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level Championship, defeating Caribbean U19 Girls runner-up Taylor Fernandes on Thursday at the Georgetown Club Facility.

Cheeks clinched the unlikely result in 3-1 via 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7 score. In Category-B, Makeda Harding edged Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 6 – 11, 11 – 8, 6 – 11, 11 – 8, 11 – 9 while Sarah Lewis defeated Maya Collins 9 – 11, 14 – 12, 11 – 3, 11 – 3.

In other results, Abosaide Cadogan squeaked past Dominic Collins 11 – 3, 10 – 12, 11 – 5, 11 – 7 and Kirsten Gomes downed Aliyah Persaud 11 – 3, 11 – 3, 11 – 3 in Category-C.

The lone Category-D fixture witnessed Mohyryan Baksh beat Haley Carpenter 11 – 5, 11 – 5, 11 – 1. In Category-E, Nicholas Verwey beat Chad De Abreu 11 – 5, 11 – 7 while Dhiren Persaud edged Angel Rahim 12 – 10, 11 – 8 and Aishani Persaud overcame Rayad Boyce 11 – 7, 11 – 7.

In Category-H, Joshua Verwey downed Christiana Fernandes 11 – 2, 11 – 4 and Javed Saul 11 – 5, 13 – 11 while Noah Rahaman defeated Grant Fernandes 11 – 9, 11 – 6 and Saul bested Christiana Fernandes 11 – 7, 11 – 8.

The event resumes today at the same venue from 11:00hrs, with the resulting group finals being staged from 17:00hrs.

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