Junior Squash: Baksh, Verwey brothers star on opening night
Mohryan Baksh took on Shiloh Asregado and Chad DeAbreu for two clear wins in the Boys Under-13 category when the Woodpecker Products National Junior Squash tournament commenced at Georgetown Club on Monday evening.
Baksh defeated Asregado 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 and DeAbreu 11-0, 11-3, 11-0.
In another Boys U-13 match, Joshua Verwey dominated in his games against Matthew Spooner with improved placement and tactical play. Spooner was able to retrieve some great shots, but Verwey earned an 11-5, 11-6, 11-1 win.
The fourth Boys U-13 bout saw a valiant effort from Dhiren Persaud against a strong Louis DaSilva. After an 11-1 defeat, Persaud pushed to squeeze five points in the second game. DaSilva’s calm, calculated placement moved back into gear in the final game for an 11-0 finish.
Michael Alphonso and Demetrius DeAbreu took to the court for the first Under-15 match. The rapid pace and varied shot selection heated up the evening as these two skillful youngsters used each corner of the court.
DeAbreu succumbed to the stronger Alphonso in three straight games, only managing to secure a few points in each game. Top seed Alphonso was triumphant 11-2, 11-2, 11-3.
The only Under-17 game of the evening was between the two left-handers Gianni Carpenter and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal. It began with a close first clash that had Carpenter come back from a 3-7 deficit to edge ahead to a 9-8 lead before Ince-Carvalhal finished up 11-9.
Ince-Carvalhal warmed up in the second and third to dominate with powerful target shots and secured 11-2, 11-3 wins for the match.
Matches will continue throughout the week starting at 18:00h with two sessions on Saturday from 11:00h and 17:00h.
Mohryan Baksh defeated Chad DeAbreu 11/0, 11/2, 11/0
Mohryan Baksh defeated Shiloh Asregado 11/2, 11/3, 11/1.
Louis DaSilva defeated Dhirren Persuad 11/1, 11/5, 11/0
Joshua Verwey defeated Matthew Spooner 11/5, 11/6, 11/1.
Michael Alphonso defeated Demetrius DeAbreu 11/2, 11/2, 11/3
Nicholas Verwey defeated Zachary Persaud 11/1/11/2, 11/2
Under-17 & 19 Boys
Samuel Ince-Carvalhal defeated Gianni Carpenter 11/9, 11/2, 11/3