Squash team off to Pan Am qualifiers

Taylor Fernandes

A squash delegation departed Guyana yesterday en route to the Cayman Islands to participate in Pan America Squash qualifiers which begins today and ends September 2. 

While the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) has not made an official pronouncement on the composition of the squad, a usually reliable source close to the team has given insight into its make-up. 

On the woman’s side, Guyana’s female number one seeded player, Mary Fung-A-Fat will lead Guyana’s qualification bid while Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) bronze medaling-duo – Taylor Fernandes and Ashley Khalil – will complete the make-up of the squad. It was, however, noted that another female member will be added. 

Ashley Khalil

Fernandes and Khalil had both told Stabroek Sport in a recent interview of their hunger for more doubles success.

The men’s team will be led by the experienced Richard Chin, whose efforts will be complemented by the selection of Jason Khalil, Nyron Joseph and Sunil Seth. 

The females will be competing against 13 other countries with the top seven qualifying for next summer’s Pan American Games in Peru while the men will come up against 19 different countries with the top 11 countries expected to book a place for the Peru games.  

The team will be managed by Ramon Chan-A-Sue while Victoria Arjun will perform the functions of Coach.

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