Arjoon, Chin to contest men’s singles final

Defending champion Alex Arjoon will battle Richard Chin in the men’s Open singles final while Nicolette Fernandes will tackle defending champion Ashley Khalil in the women’s singles final following semifinal wins Friday in the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Digicel Senior National Squash Championships.

Played at the Georgetown Club Facility, Arjoon brushed aside Kristian Jeffrey 12 – 14, 11 – 5, 11 – 5, 11 – 6 while Chin, the number two seed, overcame Nyron Joseph 11 – 3, 14 – 12, 9 – 11, 8 – 11, 11 – 3.

Alex Arjoon

The world-ranked Fernandes defeated Caribbean Under-19 champion Taylor Fernandes 11 – 8, 11 – 6, 11 – 0 while Khalil downed Mary Fung-A-Fat 11 – 13, 11 – 5, 11 – 1, 11 – 8.

In the men’s Classic Plate zone, Jason Ray Khalil dismissed Jean Claude Jeffrey 11 – 8, 11 – 9, 11 – 2, while Nicolette Fernandes humbled Shomari Wiltshire 11 – 3, 11 – 2, 11 – 8.

In the men’s Plate section, Steven Xavier defeated Douglas De Groot 16 – 14, 11 – 5, 11 – 4, Nicholas Narain downed Jonathan Antczak 11 – 3, 11 – 5, 12 – 10, Ben Mekdeci cruised past Adam Alves 11 – 3, 11 – 8, 11 – 2 and Javed Rahaman overcame Alex Cheeks 11 – 5, 8 – 11, 11 – 8, 12 – 10.

Nicolette Fernandes

In the women’s Plate Section, Abosaide Cadogan downed Kirsten Gomes 8 – 11, 11 – 5, 11 – 4, 12 – 10, e Victoria Arjoon edged Rebecca Low 11 – 2, 5 – 11, 11 – 3, 11 – 1 and Makeda Harding defeated Madison Fernandes 12 – 10, 11 – 7, 7 – 11, 11 – 7.

In the Veterans’ 35 – 49 Division, Joe Mekdeci sealed the title, defeating Khalil Alli 12 – 10, 11 – 3, 4 – 11, 7 – 11, 11 – 2.

Medhi Ramdhani defeated Robin Low 11 – 5, 11 – 4, 11 – 2 in the second match of the zone.

In the Veterans’ Over-50 tournament, David Fernandes downed Stephen Persaud 11 – 7, 7 – 11, 18 – 16, 11 – 9. Up to press time, the respective divisional finals were underway.

 

 

 

 

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