Guyana Chronicle / Shomari Wiltshire IT was all about excitement as the Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level Squash tournament came to a close last Saturday at the Georgetown Club. The 42 players who took part in this year’s annual tournament all fought hard and passionately for a spot in their respective categories and in many of the groups it was a close competition.
In Category H, the youngest contender, Matthew Daby, was triumphant after his win over Maya Dean 11- 5, 11-7, which kept him unbeaten in the tournament. Serving his way to victory in Category G was enthusiastic Brenno DaSilva. In his match against Tianna Gomes he displayed powerful almost untouchable serves which led him to secure first place, 11-3, 11-1.
Monisha Persaud took the top spot in Category F, while Lajaun Munroe earned himself not only the win of Category E, but also the accolade for the most improved boy of the tournament.
The absent Chad DeAbreu, who had played out all his matches earlier in the week, remained unbeaten in his category, while Jason Gomes fought a long and hard battle against Zachary Persaud to decide the winner of Category C. The match went to five games as both boys refused to let up, but Gomes’ power shots proved too much for Persaud and Gomes finished his final match with a 13-15, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 win.
Category B gave the match of the night when Abosaide Cadogan took on Kirsten Gomes to defend her unbeaten record. Gomes had other ideas as she stormed the court to match Cadogan’s brilliance and dominated the first game to win 11-7. The battle continued as Cadogan executed breathtaking killer shots to inch past her opponent in an equaliser 11-9. The ensuing three games displayed outstanding squash from the girls, who won another game each, before Cadogan took the final game and match 11-7. Cadogan earned the well-deserved Most Outstanding Girl title.
Top seed Shomari Wiltshire was crowned king-of-the-tournament after defeating Samuel Ince-Carvalhal in great style 11-3, 11-1, 11-1 in the last match of the night. Other special awards were given to James Mekdeci who performed extremely well after being moved up to a higher category and Christiana Fernandes was bestowed with Most Improved Girl for her development this year.
Scores and results: Category H Matthew Daby beat Maya Dean 11-5, 11-7 Jnae Singh overcame Solomon Ince-Carvalhal 7-11, 11-4, 11-9
Category G Brenno DaSilva thrashed Tianna Gomes 11-3, 11-1 Leshaunte Berkley whipped Thandi Dean 11-13, 11-9, 11-7
Category F Monisha Persaud beat Chtistiana Fernandes 11-8, 11-7 Keenan Naraine whipped Demetri Lowe 11-7, 11-3 Kaden Pynaendy beat Malia Maikoo 16-14, 13-11
Category E Lajuan Munroe thrashed Rayad Boyce 11-4, 11-8 Arvin Seelall beat Angel Rahim 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 Jared Saul defeated Aram Chan 11-9, 11-6
Category C Jason Gomes got the better of Zachary Persaud 13-15, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7. Kamir Khan beat Louis DaSilva 9-11, 7-11, 11-5. Da Silva retired at 5-7,
Category B Abosadie Cadogan overcame Kirsten Gomes 7-11, 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 7-11, Ethan Jonas beat James Mekdeci 11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6,
Category A Michael Alphonso bettered Gianni Carpenter 11-7, 11-6, 11-4. Shomari Wiltshire trounced Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 11-3, 11-1, 11-1.
Category A Winner Shomari Wiltshire Second Samuel Ince-Carvalhal Third Michael Alphonso
Category B Winner Abosaide Cadogan Second Demetrius DeAbreu Third Ethan Jonas Fourth Kirsten Gomes Fifth Madison Fernandes
Category C Winner Jason Gomes Second Kamir Khan Third Zachary Persuad
Category D First Chad DeAbreu Second Osmond Mack Third Teija Mack
Category E First Lajuan Munroe Second Arvin Seelall Third Rayad Boyce Fourth Angel Rahim
Category F First Monisha Persaud Second Keenan Narine Third Christiana Fernandes Fourth Kayden Pynaendy Fifth Noah Rahaman
Category G First Brenno DaSilva Second Safirah Summer Third Tianna Gomes
Category H First Matthew Daby Second Mya Dean Third Jnae Singh Most Outstanding Boy: Lajuan Munroe Most Outstanding Girl: Abosaide Cadogan Most Improved Boy James Mekdeci Most Improved Girl: Christiana Fernandes
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