Local squash players fail to get past semi-finals at CASA Senior C/ships

first_imgAFTER a good start at the ongoing Caribbean Senior Squash Championships in Trinidad, Guyana players Sunil Seth, Mary Fung-a-Fat and Ashley Khalil bowed out in the semi-finals of the competition, after facing some tough opponents in their respective matches Tuesday night.Seth found himself pitted against reigning champion Chris Binnie. He, however, put up enough fight against Binnie to drive the match to an even 2-2 point, before having to forfeit the game due to injury. Seth was on a path of possibly upsetting the five-time defending champion when he rolled his ankle and had to retire.He is probably out for the team event of the tournament, further damaging Guyana’s chances of claiming the overall title, where the remaining men are Benjamin Mekdeci, Nyron Joseph and Jason Ray Khalil.Fung-a-Fat also found herself up against a defending champion when she took on Barbados’ Karen Meakins and lost 4-11, 8-11, 8-11.The women’s singles final is now an all-Barbadian clash, after reigning Caribbean junior Girls’ Under-17 champion Meagan Best defeated Ashley Khalil in straight sets ending 7-11, 5-11, 5-11.In other matches of the day, Barbados Amanda Haywood edged Guyana’s Akelia Wiltshire 3-2, in the Women’s classic plate (5th-8th place) and Larissa Wiltshire got the better of compatriot Taylor Fernandes 3-1.In the Women’s plate (9-16), Victoria Arjoon won against Denise Kyme 3-0.Meanwhile, Guyana began their quest for the overall Team title last evening as the Veterans team category got underway. Guyana’s competitors are Alwyn Callender, Joe Mekdeci, Juanita Fernandes and Ramon Chan-A-Sue in this age group category.The men’s and women’s team event was scheduled to begin later last evening.last_img read more