Cadogan, Wiltshire join Guyana’s gold medal list at Junior CASA

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Abosaide Cadogan and Shomari Wiltshire won gold in their Under-17 finals to take Guyana’s gold medal tally to four at the ongoing Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday afternoon.

Cadogan, ranked the number two seed in the tournament, won her first Caribbean title when she bested compatriot Madison Fernandes 11-7, 13-11, 11-4.  It was the second all-Guyanese final at the event, which is being staged at Queen’s Park Oval.

Unsurprisingly, the phenomenal Wiltshire won his fifth Caribbean title by downing Barbadian and number two seed Darien Benn 11-3, 11-8, 5-11, 11-2.

Guyanese Samuel Ince-Carvalhal finished third when he won in straight sets (11-9, 11-8, 11-8) against Bermuda’s Matthew Elliot.

Earlier, Michael Alphonso Jr. and Kirsten Gomes won gold in their Under-15 finals. Alphonso, who won gold at the Under-13 level in 2018, produced another sublime act to top compatriot Nicholas Verwey.

Sponsored by E-Networks, Fat Boy Coconut Water and KFC, Alphonso won in three straight sets 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.

For Gomes, her battle was more attritional as it went the full distance against Barbadian Sumairaa Suleman. The game ended 4-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

In the Under-11 category, Christiana Fernandes lost the final 9-11, 11-13, 5-11 to Phoebe Gittens of Barbados, while Under-13 star Mohryan Baksh went down in a nail-biting final to Trinidad’s Seth Thong 9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-2, 11-13. Louis DaSilva finished fourth in the category.

Attention will shift to the team matches, with Guyana seeking to excel in order to secure a 13th overall title in 15 years.

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