TT squash teams medal hopes dashed

TT had a similar outing on day two of the team competition in the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association Championships, at the Queen’s Park Indoor Racquet Centre, at the Queen’s Park Oval, in St Clair, yesterday.

After the TT boys and girls teams combined to win one of their three series, on Wednesday, TT again ended the day with a 1-2 record. Today, both TT teams will compete for placings from fifth to eighth.

In TT’s first series of the day, the home team lost 4-1 to Barbados. Chloe Walcott got TT off to a strong start defeating Jahcinta Adams 11-4, 13-11, 11-7. Barbados dominated the series after that as Jada Smith-Padmore got past Jinan Al-Rawi 11-6, 11-6, 11-1, Meagan Best outlasted Aimee De Verteuil 11-0, 11-1, 11-2, Eboni Atherley was an 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 winner over Mya Francois and Sumiraa Suleman eased past Sigourney Williams 11-3, 11-2, 11-2.

The TT boys team then fell 4-1 to Guyana with Shomari Wiltshire, Gianni Carpenter and Daniel Islam winning the first three matches to take an unassailable lead. Wiltshire defeated Joshua Poon 11-3, 11-4, 11-3, Carpenter got past Michael Chin Lee 11-2, 11-5, 11-1 and Islam was victorious over Kobie Khan 11-9, 11-7, 11-3. Thong got the only win for TT with an 11-5, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7 win over Mohryan Baksh, the same player he defeated to win gold in the boys Under-13 singles final. It was back to winning ways for Guyana when Nicholas Verwey cruised past Scott-Michael Shaw 11-1, 11-0, 11-2.

TT got past British Virgin Islands (BVI) 4-1 in the girls team competition. TT won the first three matches by a walkover as Walcott, Al-Rawi and De Verteuil had nobody to play. Colesha Corea got past Mya Francois to get BVI on the board with an 11-7, 12-10, 11-8 win, before Sigourney Williams got a win for TT with an 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8 victory over Darci Reich.

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