Arjoon begins title defence with an easy first-round win

-Joseph, Chin, Khalil other significant winners on opening night 

Defending champion Alex Arjoon prepares to return a ball during his dominant first-round win 

Defending champion Alex Arjoon, who is the number one seed in the country, began the 2018 edition of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Banks DIH – Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships on a winning note by defeating Gianni Carpenter in straight sets at the Georgetown Squash court, last evening. 

 It was an opening night where the winners, in the male category, made light work of their counterparts, all winning in straight sets. 

 Arjoon, against that backdrop, took his match with relative ease, winning in straight sets 11 -2, 11 – 6, 11 – 0 to send a stern signal to the other competitors. 

 Meanwhile, Nyran Joseph who is expected to pose a challenge for this year’s title also had a dominant outing, defeating Joshua Abdool in straight sets. He showed excellent form to take the match 11 – 2, 11 – 1, 11 – 1. 

 Second seed Richard Chin, on the other hand, defeated Jason Van Dyk 11 – 1, 11 – 2, 11 – 6 to begin his championship bid solidly. 

 Also in the winners’ row was Shomari Wiltshire, the reigning junior Caribbean champion who came up trumps by defeating Adams Alves, 11- 5, 11 – 5, 11 – 4. 

 Other winners on the opening saw former senior national player, turned national hockey coach Robert Fernandes easing his way pass Reagan Rodrigues 11 – 3, 11 – 0, 11 – 2. He was joined by Dam Da Silva who had the better of Jonathan Antczak 11 – 9, 11- 6, 11 – 8 and ()

 Jason Ray Khalil also began strongly after defeating Lee Fung – a – Fat 11 – 0, 11 – 3, 11 – 0 as Regan Pollard ticked his name in the winners’ box after defeating Samuel Ince – Carvalhal 11 – 6, 11 – 3, 11 – 2. 

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