Woodpecker Products Junior Squash National tournament continues

September 18, 2020

first_imgWEDNESDAY evening saw the first five-setter of the Woodpecker Junior Squash National Tournament at the Georgetown Club in the Boys Under-13 match between Dhiren Persaud and Chad DeAbreu.  After identical scores in the first two games of 11-6, the first going to Persaud and the second to DeAbreu, neither player was willing to let go in the third, as they fought to 19-17 (player must win by two clear points).DeAbreu took an early lead of 6-1 before Persaud climbed back up. DeAbreu had game ball at 10-6 but Persaud refused to back down and powered 5 clear points to edge ahead.The boys went point for point, shot for shot right up to 17 all, but it was the lion heart of DeAbreu that pushed past the finish line with a 19-17 game victory.The effort took its toll on DeAbreu though, as Persaud came back to dominate in the fourth and fifth with two 11-3 wins to take the match.Older brother Demetrius DeAbreu controlled his Under-15 match against Zachary Persaud.Despite a spirited fight from Persaud, DeAbreu defeated him 11-7, 11-6, 11-1.A passionate game played out when Shiloh Asregado and Joshua Verwey took to the court.The two Under-13 boys showed great promise as they displayed improved skills.It was Asregado who came out on top, however, with a 3-0 triumph.Mohryan Baksh suffered his first defeat of the competition at the hands of Nicholas Verwey when he played up into the Under-15 category.Verwey was too strong for Baksh who made a valiant effort but succumbed at 11-5, 11-3, 11-1.In the only girls’ match of the evening, Kirsten Gomes unsurprisingly made light work of Angel Rahamin 11-1, 11-2, 11-1 for the Girls Under-15 category.Gomes will see her only real challenge of the tournament when she plays in the Under-17 & U-19 against long-time on-court rival and title-holder Abosaide Cadogan on tomorrow evening.Full Results                Mohryan  Baksh routed Matthew Spooner 11-0, 11-0, 11-1Asregado thrashed Joshua Verwey 11-2, 11-5, 11-9Dhiren Persaud overcame Chad DeAbreu 11-6, 6-11, 17-19, 11-3, 11-3Demetrius DeAbreu defeated Zachary Persaud 11-11-7, 11-6, 11-1Nicholas Verwey whipped Mohryan Baksh 11- 5, 11-3, 11-1Michael Alphonso defeated Gianni Carpenter 11.8, 11-4, 11-5Kirsten Gomes trounced Angel Rahamin 11-1, 11-2, 11-1last_img

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