Junior CASA: Contrasting start for Guyana at Team Championships


The Guyanese junior squash teams got off to contrasting starts in the team championships at the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championships.

The Girls’ team opened their campaign with a convincing win over the Cayman Islands but encountered a hurdle in their second match, drawing against Trinidad and Tobago.

Strong performances came from Avery Arjoon (U-17) and the U-19 duo of Safirah Sumner and Emily Fung-A-Fat.

U-11’s Alexis Arjoon and U-15’s Zoey McDonald couldn’t overcome their Trinidadian opponents, and Tehani Munroe (U-11) also lost her match.

However, the Girls’ team remains in the semi-final hunt. A victory over defending champions Barbados or another tie, alongside favorable results in other matches, could see them progress.

Zoey McDonald in action for the Girls’ team (PHOTO: News Room/Shaconeil Burnette/July 4, 2024)

Meanwhile, the Boys’ team painted a dominant picture. They thrashed Jamaica 5-1, securing victories across all age groups except U-15.

Zion Hickerson (U-11), Michael Alphonso Jr. (U-19), Mohryan Baksh (U-19), Egan Bulkan (U-13), and Shiloh Asgregado (U-17) all delivered impressive wins.

Justin Goberdan (U-15) was the lone player to fall, dropping a close encounter.

Their dominance continued against the Cayman Islands, with Hickerson, Asgregado, Alphonso Jr., and Goberdan replicating their winning performances.

Having secured a semi-final spot, the Boys’ team now prepares for their final group match against the British Virgin Islands.

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