Junior CASA: Contrasting start for Guyana at Team Championships

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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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