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Established junior players maintain gloss in National Squash Tournament

Established junior players maintain gloss in National Squash Tournament

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There were no major surprises when the National Junior Squash Tournament concluded last Saturday at the National Squash Centre at Paul’s Avenue, as the established players made their mark.{{more}}

In doing so, the trio of Giovanni Miller-Alexander, Kai Bentick and Thandi Myers had two visits to the podium to collect a pair of singles titles.

The titles of Girls Under-13 and Under-15, were pouched by Miller-Alexander, with Bentick claiming the Boys Under-15 and Under-17 titles.

Meanwhile, Myers was the topper in both the Girls Under-17 and Under-19 categories.

Miler-Alexander’s triumphs saw Loushanna Peters being the losing finalist in the Under-13, with Lauryn Doyle the runner-up in the Under-15.

Rashid Constance, however, had to play second fiddle to Bentick in the Under-15 and Under-17 championship matches, while Myers overcame Jada Ross and Demi Ollivierre in the Under-17 and Under-19 title charges respectively.

Continuing the routine run, Jason Doyle laced Omar Wilson in the final of the Boys Under-19, to formalize his expected hold on that age category.

Doyle was also in winner’s row, as he and Mikal Quashie pushed Rashid Constance and Omari Wilson to second place in the doubles.

In the Boys Under-13, Jlan Mc Master won over his younger sibling Malachi Mc Master.

And, Tianna Gill scooped the Beginners category.

Next up for the young players, is the defence of the OECS title, set for the same venue – April 10 to 12.

Prior to the subregional showdown, the prospective players will go into training, under the guidance of national coach James Bentick.

Remarks were made at last Saturday’s closing ceremony by president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association James Bentick, Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture Cecil Mc Kie and president of the National Olympic Committee Trevor Bailey. (RT)

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