Wins for Baksh, Alphonso as Woodpecker Squash continues

IT was a battle of the siblings as the second night of play served off in the Woodpecker Products Junior National Squash Tournament at the Georgetown Club on Wednesday, with the Da Silva brothers, Louis and Brenno, in the Boys’ Under-11, and the Fernandes sisters Paige and Christiana in Girls’ Under-13. Age won out in both matches with the older siblings winning in three straight games.

In the Boys’ Under-13, Mohryan Baksh put some real pressure on Demetrius DeAbreu. Although DeAbreu dominated the first two games, Baksh hunted every ball and both youngsters fought hard in some outstanding rallies.

DeAbreu won the first game 11-6 and took the second 11-5, but almost conceded the third when the game reached 10-all. DeAbreu’s famous slides took him to what seemed unreachable balls for him to take the game and match 12-10.

Michael Alphonso controlled the other Boys’ Under-13 match against Nicholas Verwey in a three straight wins with the style and superior play that belie a 12-year-old player.

The Girls’ Under-17 match-up with Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes came with sound effects as both girls hit powerhouse shots against the other. Harding managed to send Fernandes the wrong way with deceptive shots and found the nick numerous times, but Fernandes held her own disrupting the 3-0 run of all matches thus far in the tournament, when she bested Harding in the third game.

However, Harding came through to triumph 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8.
The Islam twins, Daniel and Anthony, both won their matches, as did unbeaten Shomari Wiltshire and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal.

Matches continue every night at 18:00hrs.
The full list of matches is as follows
Wednesday May 9

Under-11 Boys
Louis DaSilva beat Breno DaSilva 11-0, 11-0, 11-0.
Chad DeAbreu beat Grant Fernandes 11-1, 11-5, 11-2 .

Under-13 Girls
Paige Fernandes beat Christiana Fernandes 11-3, 11-3, 11-7.

Under-13 Boys
James Mekdeci beat Lucas Persaud 11-4, 11-0, 11-3.
Demetrius DeAbreu beat Mohryan Baksh 11-6, 11-5, 12-10.
Michael Alphonso beat Nicholas Verwey 11-3, 11-8, 11-1.

Under-15 Girls
Kirsten Gomes beat Teja Edwards 11-1, 11-2, 11-0.
Abosaide Cadogan beat M. Persaud 11-1, 11-0, 11-1.

Under-15 Boys
Samuel Ince-Carvalhal beat Zachary Persuad 11-1, 11-2, 11-6.
Samuel Ince-Carvalhal beat Demetrius DeAbreu 11-6, 11-6, 11-5.

Under-17 Girls
Makeda Harding beat Madison Fernandes 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8.

Under-17 Boys
Shomari Wiltshire beat Lucas Jonas 1-/0, 11-0, 11-1.
Daniel Islam beat Gianni Carpenter 11-5, 11-2, 11-4.
Anthony Islam beat Osmond Mack 11-2, 11-2, 11-4.


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