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SVG unable to stop BVI in OECS Senior Squash

SVG unable to stop BVI in OECS Senior Squash


Host St Vincent and the Grenadines could not stop the British Virgin Islands (BVI) from retaining the OECS Senior Squash Championships, when the 2017 edition took place here at the National Squash Centre, Paul’s Avenue, June 1-3.

In taking the title, the BVI secured the men’s and women’s open, the men’s 40-and-over and the men’s 50-and-over, along with the women’s and the veteran’s team titles.

The BVI’s Joe Chapman claimed the men’s title by beating SVG’s Jules Snagg in the final, 12-10, 11-4, 5-11, 11-2.

 Daniela Schumann, also of the BVI, won the women’s title, with Zoe Sorrentino, also of the BVI, the runner-up.

Continuing the dominance of the BVI, Joe Faragher-Kneipp earned an 11-3, 11-0, 11-5, triumph at the expense of SVG’s James Bentick, to win the men’s 40-and-over category.

Further up the age ladder, Neville Sorrentino won the men’s 50-and-over, taking out St Lucia’s Carlos Segovia 13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 in the final.

In winning the women’s team title, the BVI overcame the St Vincent and the Grenadines outfit, 2-1 and had a 3-2 scoreline again over SVG, in the veterans’ bracket.

SVG, did not leave the championships empty-handed, as they were rewarded with the women’s 40-and-over singles title and the men’s team title.

Taking the women’s 40-and-over singles was Sherian Slater, who had an 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 whipping of the BVI’s Caroline Du Bois, which determined the winner.

And, SVG’s men were unblemished in the team‘s play, beating both the BVI and St Lucia by 4-0 margins.

Making up the SVG men’s unit were Jules Snagg, Jason Doyle, Kevin Hannaway and Kai Bentick.

The OECS Senior Championships were in preparation for the 2017 National Lotteries Authority Caribbean Area Squash Association Senior Squash Championships.

St Vincent and the Grenadines will host the 25th edition of the championships, set for August 13-19.