SVG get second, fourth places at Caribbean Junior Squash Championships
Kai Bentick placed second in the male Under-17 and Giovanni Miller-Alexander was fourth in the females Under-15 of the Digicel Caribbean Junior Individual Squash Championships, played in Guyana last week.
Bentick, after coming through unscathed in the quarter-finals and semifinals over Trinidadian Kobie Khan and Guyanaâs Daniel Islam, faltered in the final.
Facing up against Barbadian Khamal Cumberbatch, Bentick was unable to continue his form, losing 7-11, 4-11, 6-11.
Meanwhile, Miller-Alexander, after getting past Trinidad and Tobagoâs Chloe Walcott in the quarter-finals, lost to Chelsea Samuel of Barbados in the semi-finals.
And, when she encountered Samuel again in the third and fourth play-off, Miller-Alexander was unable to turn the table, losing 5-11, 7-11, 6-11.
Completing SVGâs participation were Mikal Quashie and Jaydon Williams.
Quashie, who is the highest world ranked Caribbean Under-19 player, did not live up to his status, as his lone success was in the round of 16, when he stopped the Cayman Islandsâ Christian Dube, 9-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-7.
But Quashie was defeated by Tahjia Lumley of Jamaica in the quarter-finals and by Reginald Brewster of Barbados in the consolation quarter-finals.
Williams, in the male Under-11, mirrored Quashie by seeing off Barbadosâ Armaan Suleman 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 in the round of 16, but lost in both the quarter-finals and the consolation quarterfinals.
The SVG team was accompanied by Anne Miller â manager and James Bentick â coach.
The young squash playersâ attention shifts to preparations for the World Junior Circuit events later this year.