DIGICEL Junior Caribbean Squash Championships

first_imgGuyana, Barbados battle for title todayTHE Land of Many Waters and the Land of the Flying Fish will vie for supremacy in the DIGICEL Junior Caribbean Squash Championships today at the Georgetown Club, in what is shaping up to be yet another very tight race.Following yesterday’s morning session the two countries were tied with 12 wins in the Boys’ competition, where Guyana are the defending champions. However, over in the Girls’ division Barbados have the edge, having won nine of their ten matches, whereas Guyana have only won eight of theirs.Both countries have much to prove as the competition concludes today. Guyana will try desperately to maintain their title, while Barbados would like a taste of victory – a privilege they’ve been denied since 2004.Guyana took a major hit when they finished 3-2 against the Jamaicans on Thursday afternoon, losing their slight advantage over the Bajans, which they had, after grabbing a 5-0 against Trinidad on Wednesday.However, both sides still stand a chance to improve their fate when matches continued yesterday as Guyana Boys took on the Cayman Islands, while Barbados played Jamaica.In yesterday morning’s session, both Barbados and Guyana won 4-1, in the Girls’ division, when they played Trinidad and Cayman Islands, respectively.After Guyana’s Kirsten Gomes had a quick 11-0, -2, 11-0 win against Sigourney Williams, things were looking bright for the Golden Arrowhead side.But all that changed as Rebecca Low faced off against Girls Under-19 semifinalist Marie-Claire Barcant. After Low seized the first four points of the match, Barcant held her at bay and equalized.They traded points and rallied until Barcant became the first to touch 10 points, but with Low just one point behind the set was far from over, and Low knew it.Low dug herself out of the hole and Barcant managed just one more point before the Guyanese took the set. But that was her last set win, Barcant wrapped up the next three 11-3, 11-5, 11-4.Taylor Fernandes, Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes, however, made sure that was Guyana’s only loss. Harding and Madison had 3-0 wins against Jinan Alrawi and Chloe Walcott, respectively, while Taylor blanked Amanda Yearwood 4-0.In the Boys’ Guyana-Jamaica battle Benjamin Mekdeci, Shomari Wiltshire and Michael Alphonso won their matches, while Daniel Islam and Alex Cheeks suffered losses in theirs.last_img read more