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Ramasra cruises into squash quarters
Top-seeded Colin Ramasra eased his way into the quarterfinals of the men’s draw with a straight set win over Mario Berment in the national squash championships at Cascadia Courts, St Ann’s, Thursday night. Berment, who came from two sets down to defeat Daniel Gittens on Wednesday in five sets, was overwhelmed by Ramasra. Ramasra won handsomely 11/4, 11/2, 11/2 and was scheduled to face Marc Pontifex in the quarterfinals last night.
On the other side of the bracket, it was also smooth sailing for second seed Kale Wilson. Wilson outlasted Godfrey Wei 11/3, 11/7, 11/3. In the most competitive match of the round, Justin Sanguinette fought his way to a five-set win over Paul De Verteuil. Sanguinette jumped out to the early lead, winning the first set 11/2. However, De Verteuil bounced back to win the next two sets 12/10, 11/9. Trailing 1-2 in the match, Sanguinette dug deep to win the last two sets 11/5, 11/9 to advance.
In the women’s draw, Nakita Poon King and Faith Gellizeau recorded wins over Johanna Augustus and Marie Claire Barcant respectively to progress to today’s semifinals. The tournament concludes today with action starting at 8.30 am at the same venue.
Colin Ramasra def Mario Berment 11/4, 11/2, 11/2
Marc Pontifex def B. De Montrichard 11/8, 11/8, 11/5
Mandela Patrick def Lionel Sorillo 11/6, 11/4, 11/1
Chayse McQuan def Christian Edghill 11/5, 12/10, 11/9
Kale Wilson def Godfrey Wei 11/3, 11/7, 11/3
Justin Sanguinette def Paul De Verteuil 11/2, 10/12, 9/11, 11/5, 11/9
Julian Chin def Kevin Ross 11/0, 9/11, 11/0, 11/5
Nakita Poon King def Johanna Augustus 11/6, 11/2, 11/0
Faith Gellizeau def Marie Claire Barcant 11/6, 11/2, 8/11, 11/8