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Snagg, Glasgow successfully defend national squash titles

Snagg, Glasgow successfully defend national squash titles

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THE SVG Squash Association hosted another successful Senior National Squash Championships. Competition began on Thursday, May 2 and ended with the finals on Saturday,{{more}} May 4. The championships attracted 28 players who were placed in five categories of competition.

On the opening day, seasoned players Raffique Browne, Jason Doyle, Romario Constance, Othneil Bailey and Jules Snagg were winners in the Men’s A, while Amber Glasgow won in the Women’s A. Kai Bentick, Eshwan Adams and Geronimo Ross, all juniors were the winners in Men’s B. Three junior players Lauryn Doyle, Giovanna Miller-Alexander and Lucky-Ann Ross were the winners in Women’s B. Men’s Over 40 saw veterans Colin Alexander, Paul Cyrus and Telbert Samuel in winner’s row.

Day 2 provided some exciting encounters, as the battle continued for the titles at stake. In the Men’s A, Bradley Glasgow defeated Steve Ollivierre 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-9) but later lost to Colin Alexander 1-3 (11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 4-11). The semi-final encounter saw Othneil Bailey taking out Jason Doyle in a much anticipated match, 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-7) and Jules Snagg holding off a fair challenge from Romario Constance, 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-6).

In the Women’s A, Deiriai Myers easily defeated Crystal Allen 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, and 11-5). The Men’s B semi-final saw Kai Bentick making light work of Geronimo Ross, defeating him 3-0 (11-0,11-2,11-2), quite the opposite to the four set win by Omari Wilson over Eshwan Adams 3-1 (11-7,8-11,11-5,11-9).

The evenly matched players competing in the Women’s B saw some interesting encounters, which provided much entertainment for the spectators. Alana McMaster defeated Shevorn Peters 3-2 (7-11, 11-9,12-10,12-14,11-8); Lucky-Ann Ross defeated Samantha Lynch 3-0 ( 11-6,11-2,13-11); Lauryn Doyle defeated Giovanna Miller Alexander 3-1 (3-11,11-8,11-6,11-2); and Rocheal Robertson defeated Lucky-Ann Ross 3-2 (7-11,11-9,11-5,6-11,11-4).

Veteran players competed in the semi-finals, with Keith Boyea defeating Isaac Solomon, 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-6) and Paul Cyrus defeating Colin Alexander, 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7); James Bentick won by default over Telbert Samuel, who suffered an injury.

Saturday, the final day, saw competition from those left standing and it certainly was an exciting day of squash. The Men’s A category produced a series of exciting encounters as Colin Alexander defeated Raffique Browne 3-1 (11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 13-11) to take the 5th spot. Jason Doyle defeated Romario Constance 3-0 (11-8, 15-13, 11-9) to claim position 3 and Jules Snagg successfully defended his title for the fourth consecutive year, defeating Othneil Bailey 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 14-12).

Amber Glasgow also successfully defended her title, after an initial scare in the first game against Deiriai Myers, winning 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-4) in the final of the Women’s A. In the Men’s B, Eshwan Adams defeated Geronimo Ross 3-0 (11-3,11-6,11-0), claiming 3rd position; Omari Wilson pushed Kai Bentick into second place by winning 3-1 (11-5,11-13,11-5,11-9) in the Men’s B. Samantha Lynch defeated Alana McMaster 3-0 (14-12,16-14,11-9) to take position 5, Lucky-Ann Ross defeated Giovanna Miller-Alexander 3-0 (11-5,11-2,11-8) to take position 3 and Lauryn Doyle took the top spot in the Women’s B, by defeating Rocheal Robertson 3-1 (12-10,4-11,11-6,11-7).

James Bentick successfully defended his Men’s Over 40 title by defeating Paul Cyrus 3-0 (11-0, 11-7, 11-7); Steve Ollivierre defeated Keith Boyea 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-5). Keith Boyea won the Men’s Over 50 Category.

The senior players will travel to St Lucia to compete in the 2013 Senior OECS Championships from May 16th -19th.

SVG Squash Association thanks all players who participated in the Championships and all players and non-players who attended the event.

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