Wiltshire beats Verwey to start Junior Skill Level squash on positive note
Defending Category A champion of the Farfan and Mendes Junior Squash tournament, Shomari Wiltshire made a dominant start to his title defense with an emphatic victory over Nicholas Verwey Thursday evening at the Georgetown Club Courts.
Junior champion Wiltshire, the current Caribbean Under-17 champion, took the game 11-2, 11-4, 11-6.
While the scoreline suggests quite a dominant match for Wiltshire, his opponent showed why he is earmarked as one for the future with some entertaining rallies, however, he was undone by the quick change in pace or ability of Wiltshire to hit cheeky shots.
The battle of the lefties with Gianni Carpenter and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal saw a smooth start for Ince-Carvalhal, who moved ahead 11-2, 11-3 with a consistent confident game.
Carpenter came out fighting in the third and pushed hard to earn 10-10 then 11-11 before Ince-Carvalhal closed off the match 13-11 for a three-set win.
In Category B, Mohryan Baksh played a solid match against Lucas Jonas with good lengths and tight play. Baksh played a patient and calculated game, putting the ball away at opportune moments. Jonas worked hard but was no match for Baksh’s well thought out game plan, which resulted in an 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 triumph.
In Category C, the talented Shilon Asregado defeated Joshua Verwey 12-14, 11-5, 11-5, 11-0. Brenno DaSilva continued his winning streak with an impressive game against Rylee Rodrigues, securing an 11-9, 11-6 victory.
Matches will continue this evening from 18:00h followed by Saturday evening’s play and the final games on Sunday from 11:00h.