Wiltshire tops Carpenter in straight sets

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Exciting action typified night two of the annual Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level Squash tournament on Thursday at the Georgetown Club.

Shomari Wiltshire stayed securely on top with his conquest over Gianni Carpenter 11-4, 11-2, 11-2; his expertise proving too much for the left-hander, and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal fought a tight five-game battle with Michael Alphonso that had spectators holding their breath, for a 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9 win.

Ince-Carvalhal came back twice from a 9-5 deficit to take the second and then crucial fifth game. All four Category A players executed some outstanding shots throughout their games, but it was Wiltshire who stood out ahead of the group.

Another close five-game match from Category B between Ethan Jonas and Mohryan Baksh saw some great play as the youngsters rallied it out to each other’s tipping point.

The first four games could have gone either way with each player retrieving difficult balls and extending the rallies before the final game, which Jonas dominated to bring home his triumph 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5.

Beau Fernandes put the pressure on Joshua Verwey when she played a solid second came to overcome him 11-9. Verwey regrouped to push through the third game despite Fernandes heading out to an early 7-2 lead, which he eventually claimed at 11-9. He finished strong in the fourth to earn an 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 1-/5 victory.

In Category G, Brenno DaSilva, despite a 2-1 defeat, true to form stole the show. With animated court movement and an acrobatic dive to retrieve a drop from his opponent Abhinav Singh, DaSilva thrilled the crowd. After a game apiece, the third was a real battle that ended at 13-11 with a win for Singh.

Play continues at the usual venue, the Georgetown Club, on Friday at 18:00h, followed by two sessions on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Category A

Shomari Wiltshire defeated Gianni Carpenter 11/4, 11/2, 11/2

Samuel Ince-Carvalhal defeated Michael Alphonso 12/10, 11/9, 8/11, 9/11, 11/9

Category B

Abosaide Cadogan defeated Lucas Jonas 11/7, 11/5, 11/7

Ethan Jonas defeated Mohryan Baksh 11/9, 9/11, 9/11, 12/10, 11/5

Categpry D

Nathan Rahaman defeated Teija Edwards 11/9, 11/7, 11/4

Joshua Verwey defeated Beau Fernandes 11/5, 9/11, 11/9, 11/5

Category E

Aishani Persaud defeated Angel Rahim 11/8, 11/7

Dhiren Persaud defeated Arvin Seelall 11/5, 11/7

Rayad Boyce defeated Lucas Persaud 11/6, 11/5

Category F

Grant Fernandes defeated Matthew Spooner 11/2, 11/3

Christiana Fernandes defeated Noah Rahaman 12/10, 11/7

Kaden Pynaendy defeated Mailia Maikoo 11/6, 11/7

Noah Rahaman defeated Safira Summer 8/11, 11/9, 11/9

Category G

Abhinav Singh defeated Brenno DaSilva 11/8, 5/11, 13/11

Tristan Seereeram defeated William Escarraga 7/11, 11/8, 11/6

Category H

Tianna Gomes defeated Nichloas Sawh 11/1, 11/0

Shriya Persaud defeated Jnae Singh 11/6, 11/4

Solomon Ince-Carvalhal defeated Eli Goveia 11/7, 11/6

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