Twenty-year-old National Squash player Nyron Joseph yesterday for the third time in the career, captured the annual Ansa McAl Lucozade national open handicap squash tournament after defeating Jonathan Antczak two gruelling sets to one at the Georgetown Club Squash court.
It was a special effort from Joseph who on the basis of his seeding, was required to start the contest at minus 22 while Antczak had a plus-seven advantage.
Joseph, however, captured the first set 15 – 13 while the underdog Antczak who had the backing of the small crowd, took the second set 15 – 12 even as he made several unforced errors.
A third title though was secured when the 20 – year old who was much more skillful, dished out several cheeky drop shots to dismiss a tiring Antczak 15 – 13 in the third to take the 2017 title.
Daniel Islam had earlier taken the third-place playoff in that category by downing Theron Mohabeer two sets to one.
Other winners on the day saw national junior players Michael Alphonso and Abosaide Cadogan going at it in the category A final with the former prevailing two sets to one after dropping the first set 12 – 15 to rebound by taking the second and third 15 – 9, and 15 – 12 respectively.
Young sensation Kirsten Gomes took the third-place playoffs in the A category after easing pass Gianni Carpenter in two straight sets.
Also in the winner’s row were Jahcinta Adams, Mohryan Bash, and Adam Alves who won their respective Plate matches.