PLAY is well underway in the second half of the Woodpecker Products Junior National Tournament. Shomari Wiltshire maintained his clean slate against Michael Alphonso in the Boys U-17 & U-19 category.
Precision and calculation from the reigning champion kept Alphonso moving around the court in a valiant effort to earn points.
Impressive rallies, with outstanding play from both youngsters, evidenced the high standard of Junior Squash. Wilshire remained fully in charge and enjoyed an 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 victory,
Samuel Ince-Carvalhal racked up his third win in as many matches, defeating Demetrius DeAbreu 3-0, and Nicholas Verwey secured his win over Gianni Carpenter in three straight games.
In the Boys Under-13, Joshua Verwey and Dhiren Persaud battled in a 5-set match. The players dug deep and ran down each other’s shots to level at two games apiece, before Verwey decided it was time to finish up with a great run of well-placed balls and a renewed determination as he dominated for an 11-2 final game to take the match.
The girls continued their contest with easy wins from Abosaide Cadogan and Kirsten Gomes in the Under-17 & U-19. Aishani Persuad got the better of Beau Fernandes despite Fernandes coming back strong to win the second game, and Safirah Summer and Christiana Fernandes battled in another 4-setter that could have gone to either player.
Fernandes pushed ahead to take the first and was so close to the second when at 10-10, Sumner held on for the win. The ensuing 2 games were certainly close calls but it was Sumner who emerged triumphant with a 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7 victory.
Play continued yesterday at 18:00hrs and two sessions will take place today at 11:00hrs and 18:00hrs at the Georgetown Club, Camp Street.
Tiana Gomes routed Maya Dean 11-4, 11-0, 11-1.
Safirah Sumner defeated Christina Fernandes 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7.
Aishani Persaud defeated Beau Fernandes 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3.
Girls Under-17 & U-19
Abosaide Cadogan thrashed Angel Rahim 11-0, 11-1, 11-3.
Kirsten Gomes mauled Teija Edwards 11-0, 11-0, 11-2.
Joshua Verwey overcame Dhiren Persaud 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-2.
Shiloh Asregado whipped Chad DeAbreu 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.
Louis DaSilva demolished Matthew Spooner 11-0, 11-0, 11-0.
Mohryan Baksh beat Zachary Persaud 11-6, 11-4, 11-7.
Boys Under-17 & U-19
Samuel Ince-Carvalhal trounced Demetrius DeAbreu 11-5, 11-4, 11-4.
Nicholas Verwey defeated Gianni Carpenter 11-7, 11-6, 11-2.
Shomari Wiltshire got the better of Michael Alphonso 11-4, 11-4, 11-5.