The T&T girls team had to settle for silver at the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (Casa) Championships in Bermuda, as top-ranked Guyana proved too strong in the best-of-five final series, yesterday.Guyana edged fourth-ranked T&T 3-2 behind wins from Makeda Harding, Taylor Fernandes and Victoria Arjoon. Alexandria Yearwood and Charlotte Knaggs snatched consolation wins for T&T.
In the Under-13 category, Harding eased past T&T's Jinan Al Rawi 11-4, 11-3, 11-0. Fernandes (U-17) and Arjoon (U-19) also won in straight sets defeating Faith Gillezeau and Marie-Claire Barcant, respectively.In another U-19 match, Knaggs continued her domination in the tournament outlasting Akela Wiltshire 11-8, 11-8, 11-9. On Tuesday, Knaggs got the better of Wiltshire in the girls U-19 singles final in four sets. Yearwood needed four sets to get past Rebeeca Low, prevailing 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5.
The T&T boys also ranked fourth, ended the tournament on a high defeating third-ranked Barbados 3-2 in the third-place play-off. T&T won both matches in the U-19 category with Christian Edghill and Nku Patrick both recording straight set victories. Chad Salandy sealed bronze for T&T in the U-17 category with a four-set win over Benjamin Griffin. Christopher Anthony and Nicholas Caddle were on the losing end for T&T.Team T&T will return home tomorrow, except for Knaggs who will travel to Glasgow, Scotland, to represent T&T at the Commonwealth Games from July 23�August 3.
Girls final: Guyana def T&T 3-2
Under-13: Makeda Harding (GUY) def Jinan Al Rawi (T&T) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0
U-15: Alexandria Yearwood (T&T) def Rebecca Low (GUY) 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5
U-17: Taylor Fernandes (GUY) def Faith Gillezeau (T&T) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3
U-19: Victoria Arjoon (GUY) def Marie-Claire Barcant (T&T) 11-5, 11-2, 11-7
U-19: Charlotte Knaggs (T&T) def Akela Wiltshire (GUY) 11-8, 11-8, 11-9
Boys 3rd/4th place playoff: T&T def Barbados 3-2
U-13: Khamal Cumberbatch (BAR) def Christopher Anthony (T&T) 11-0, 11-1, 11-4
U-15: Josiah Griffith (BAR) def Nicholas Caddle (T&T) 11-4, 11-2, 11-6
U-17: Chad Salandy (T&T) def Benjamin Griffith (BAR) 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-0
U-19: Christian Edghill (T&T) def Dean Straker (BAR) 11-6, 11-3, 11-8
U-19: Nku Patrick (T&T) def Stewart St John (BAR) 11-3, 13-11, 11-9