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Vincentians make a clean sweep at 2012 OECS Squash Championships

Vincentians make a clean sweep at 2012 OECS Squash Championships

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Vincentian squash players made a clean sweep of the 2012 Junior OECS Championships held at the St. Lucia Yacht Club, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.{{more}}

The team arrived in St. Lucia on Thursday, April 12, and immediately stamped their authority on OECS squash. When the curtains came down on Saturday, April 14, Team SVG had captured all the titles except the Boys’ U-17, where there was no Vincentian entrant.

Girls U-13 Champion is Thandi Myers; she was also entered in the U-15 category as she turns 13 in June. It was an all Vincentian affair in the Girls U-15 category as the three entrants easily dispensed with the competitor from BVI. Demi Ollivierre took the U-15 Title with sisters Thandi and Deiriai Myers placing second and third, respectively. Gianna Miller-Alexander had to fight off a formidable challenge from Erica Sorrentino of BVI in five sets to capture the Girls’ U-17 title. There was no competition in the Girls’ U-19 category as no country entered a player.

Boys’ U-13 player Kai Bentick made light work of his opponents to easily capture the title. Similarly, Jason Doyle barely broke a sweat in his clean sweep of the Boys’ U-15 category. Kevin Hannaway and Romario Constance playing in the Boys’ U-19 Category had their biggest challenge from Boys U-17 Champion Stephan Joseph from BVI who also played in the U-19 Category. Joseph took Constance to five sets and took one set off Hannaway. The final standings in the Boys’ U-19 was winner Kevin Hannaway, 2nd place was Romario Constance and Stephan Joseph of BVI placed third. U-19 player Eshwan Adams, a new face in Vincentian squash, gave a creditable performance and received favourable reviews for his effort. Congratulations once again to the hardworking National Squash Coach James Bentick.

Kai Bentick was adjudged Most Outstanding Player of the Championships.

SVG Squash Association thanks National Lotteries Authority, Bickles/Western Union and National Olympic Committee for their assistance towards the team’s participation and their continued support of Junior Squash in SVG and by extension in the OECS.

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