SQUASH: Khalil, Alves among winners in Open category

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The first set of matches for the Open Category in the Bounty Farm Handicap Squash tournament were played on Wednesday night alongside the second round of the Category A games at the Georgetown Club Courts, Camp Street.

Ashley Khalil (-6) put returning Lydia Fraser (10) through her paces with powerhouse shots and strategic placement. Fraser fought hard, but could only muster one point per game, finishing up 11-15, 11-15.

Dane Pereira (10) followed a shaky start against Adam Alves (5), with a spirited bid in the second game.  Alves proved too much and claimed a close second game 15-14, giving him the match 15-7, 15-14.

In Category A, excitement brewed as Gianni Carpenter (-6) faced Demetrius DeAbreu (-4) in an anticipated close battle. Left-handed Carpenter came out strong with some hard drives and good length cross courts to dominate a 15-10 win.

DeAbreu answered with his signature drop shots in the second game and wrong footed Carpenter to a 15-4 defeat. Both boys came out determined in the final game with DeAbreu pulling ahead after long, varied shot rallies.

Carpenter seemed to find something extra to come back from a 13-3 score to win four straight, but DeAbreu took the next two for a 15-7 triumph.

Another great match for the evening was Zachary Persaud (7) against Mohryan Baksh (-3). Despite Baksh’s much-improved court movement and shot selection, the handicap proved too much against fighter Persaud and the three-game match ended in a victory for Persaud 15-10, 11-15, 15-12.

Kirsten Gomes and Abosaide Cadogan continued their winning streak, along with Nicholas Verwey and Lucas Jonas. Play continues Thursday from 18:00h with the higher seeded players in the Open Category.

Open Category

Ian Mekdeci (5) beat Medhi Ramdhani (8) 15-7, 15-7

Damien Da Silva (-6) beat Tian Edwards (13) 15-13, 15-13

Adam Alves (5) beat Dane Pereira (10) 15-7, 15-14

Jonathan Antczak (6) beat Reagan Rodrigues (10) 15-5, 15-6

Ashley Khalill (-6) beat Lydia Fraser (10) 15-11, 15-11

Category A

Lucas Jonas (-3) beat Matthew Daby (14) 15-14, 15-14

Michael Alphonso (-10) beat Lucas Persuad (11) 15-11, 15-12

Zachary Persuad (7) beat Mohryan Baksh (-3) 15-10, 11-15, 15-12

Kirsten Gomes (-4) beat Beau Fernades (11) 15-12, 15-11

Lucas Jonas (-3) beat Joshua Verwey (11) 15-13, 15-14

Lajuan Munroe (10) beat Dhiren Persuad (11) 15-7, 15-11

Abosaide Cadogan (-4) beat Ethan Jonas (-4) 15-12, 15-10

Demetrius DeAbreu (-4) beat Gianni Carpenter (-6) 10-15, 15-4, 15-7

Nicholas Verwey (-8) beat Brenno DaSilva (13) 15-14, 15-14

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