Junior CASA: Bulkan brothers set for epic semi-final showdown

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Day two of the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships in Tortola is expected to be a thriller for Guyana’s squash team.

Ethan Bulkan, a U-13 title favorite, dominated Jonty Rodgers (12-10, 11-0, 11-3) to secure a semi-final spot. But his opponent won’t be a stranger – it’s his brother, Egan Bulkan.

Egan defeated Zivon Adams (11-3, 11-6, 11-4), setting the stage for a captivating sibling showdown today (July 1).

Tehani Munroe displayed nerves of steel in the U-11 Girls division, and the gutsy win propels Munroe into the semi-finals, where she will chase her Caribbean title dream.

Tehani Munroe in action (PHOTO: News Room/Shaconeil Burnette/June 30, 2024)

Guyana boasts a strong presence in the U-15 Girls category, with a trio of players battling for semi-final glory. Reigning U-13 champion Avery Arjoon kicked off her U-15 campaign with a convincing win over Lily Smit (11-2, 11-5, 11-2).

She will face teammate Emily Fung-A-Fat in a battle for national pride while Kaylee Lowe squares off against the number-two seed, Trinidad and Tobago’s Josie Thong.

More so, Safirah Sumner emerged victorious in her U-17 Girls matches, dismantling Jamaica’s Pirya Stoddart (11-2, 11-4, 11-4) and Ciara George (11-3, 11-8, 11-0).

Sumner’s impressive display secures her a well-deserved semi-final berth.

Mohryan Baksh will have a challenging match against number-two seed Seth Thong (PHOTO: News Room/Shaconeil Burnette/June 30, 2024)

All of Guyana’s Under-19 boys made a strong start in a bid to sweep the category.

Mohryan Baksh coasted to an opening victory, as he topped Andrew Cox (11-6, 11-3, 11-4) while defending champion Nicholas Verwey efficiently handled Trinidadian Anthony Allum 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-4).

Michael Alphonso Jr. and Louis DaSilva joined the winning party by winning their matches 3-0.

All four will be back in action on Monday, vying for a spot in the semi-finals.

FULL RESULTS: https://sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2024-Junior-Caribbean-Squash-Championships

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