Guyanese squash players to play CASA semis today

—Cheeks, Low record first, second round wins on opening day of Junior CASA

Alexander Cheeks

Co-captains, Alexander Cheeks and Rebecca Low established Guyana’s presence at the 2018 edition of the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament by recording first and second round wins in Jamaica yesterday. 

The matches, which were played at the Liguanea Club, saw Guyana recording 25 day-one wins in the singles category, the most on the day with arch-rivals Barbados winning six fewer than the South Americans as of press time. 

Cheeks in his first-round boys U19 match against Kobie Khan of Trinidad and Tobago, won 11 -2, 11 – 3, 11 – 3. He took that winning momentum into the second round and handed down an 11 – 5, 11-7, 3-11, 11-6 whipping to Mikal Quashie of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). 

Low, on the other hand, after dropping the first set, won a hard-fought five-set scrap against Emma Turnbull of the Cayman Islands: 3-11, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 12 – 10. 

Rithew Saywack also had a winning start to his campaign when he defeated Luke Roberts of Jamaica 11 – 8, 11 – 4, 11 – 4 in their boys U19 match. 

Saywack in his second match of the day, downed Adam Ardito of Jamaica 11-1, 11-7, 11-3.

Guyana’s Shomari Wiltshire, the reigning boys U15 champion, was also on the happier side of the court after defeating Pierce Terry of the Cayman Islands 11-1, 11-1, 11-1. 

Samuel Ince-Carvalhal also displayed quality on the day in the boys U15 category after notching up to wins against Ryhs Greenland of Jamaica 11-1, 11-3, 11-1 and Jace Jarvis of the Cayman Islands 11-8, 12-10, 11-8

 Abosaide Cadogan, who is one of the hot favourites to take the girls U15 title, began strongly by defeating Ariana Lowther of Bermuda 11- 4, 11-2, 11-1.

Title contenders, Kirstin Gomes and Madison Fernandes were also day one winners in that category after the Guyanese duo defeated Shaelah Henry of the Cayman Islands and Chloe Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago 11-0, 11-2, 11-3 and 11-7, 12-10, 11-6, respectively. 

They have all made it into today’s semifinals along with a number of other local juniors. 

See other results of Guyanese players after the first day.

Boys U17: Joshua Poon (T&T) defeated Gianni Carpenter (Guy) 11-8, 5-11, 15-13, 11-6

Boys U17: Sebastian Levy (Jam) defeated Luca Jonas (Guy) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3

Boys U17: Anthony Islam (Guy) defeated Ryan Archer (Bar) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6

Boys U17: Daniel Islam (Guy) defeated Kemar Lord (Bar) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8

Boys U17: Kai Bentick (Ber) defeated Anthony Islam (Guy) 11-5, 11-3, 11-1

Boys U17: Lucas Jonas (Guy) defeated Kyle Haddad (Jam) 11-3, 11-3, 11-8

Boys U13: Quinn Lilico (Guy) defeated Zidan Graham (Jam) 11-2, 11-4, 11-1

Boys U13: Louis Da Silva (Guy) defeated Brodey Mccomb (Cay) 11-5, 11-8, 11-5

Boys U13: Demetrius De Abreu (Guy) defeated Nicholas (Cay) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3

Boys U13: Aidan Parris (Bar) defeated Quinn Lilico (Guy) 11-5, 11-9, 11-3

Boys U13: Nicholas Verwey (Guy) defeated Andrew Cox (Ber) 11-3, 11-2, 11-2

Boys U13: Ethan Jonas (Guy) defeated Bradley Holmes (Jam) 11-1, 11-1, 11-5

Boys U13: Michael Alphonso (Guy) defeated Ethan Roserea (Ber) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1

Boys U13: Mohryan Baksh (Guy) defeated Scott-Michael Shaw (T&T) 11-2, 11-9, 11-5

Boys U13: Quinn Lilico (Guy) defeated Brodey McComb (Ber) 11-2, 11-6, 117

Boys U13: Alex Stewart (Bar) defeated Louis Da Silva (Guy) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3

Girls U15: Hailey Moss defeated Aliyah Persaud (Guy) 9-11, 11-7, 14-16, 11-8, 12-10

Girls U13: Georgiana Fernandes (Guy) defeated Celia Robinson (Ber) 11-4, 11-4, 11-8

Girls U11: Elle Wilson (Jam) defeated Christina Fernandes (Guy) 12-10, 15-13, 13-11

Girls U11: Christina Fernandes (Guy) defeated Samantha Azam (Jam) 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10

Boys U11: Chad De Abreu (Guy) defeated Nikolas Greig (Bar) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5

Boys U11: Jayden George (Ber) defeated Shiloh Asregado (Guy) 12-10, 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7

Girls U19: Marie – Claire Barcant (Ber) defeated Sarah Lewis (Guy) 12-10, 11-7, 11-9.

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