Thomson and Levy siblings secure junior titles in All-Jamaica tourney

By March 17, 2019

.President of the Jamaica Squash Association Chris Hind said it was encouraging to see Jamaica’s junior players rise to the challenge during the All Jamaica Junior Championships that concluded on Saturday at the Liguanea Club in Kingston.

It was a story of sibling success with Lucas and Savannah Thomson as well as Tobias and Sebastian Levy winning age group titles.

“This is the premier event for our junior players and a lot was on the line but we saw the youngsters really rising to the challenge and dealing well with the pressures of a national championship, which will serve them well as they prepare for the regional championships which will take place this summer,” Hind said following what was yet another compelling tournament.

Under pressure to retain his Under 15 Boys title, Tobias Levy dug deep to fight off a serious challenge from the improving Rhys Greenland.  Levy went the distance to register an 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7 win to keep his new rival at bay and claim his sixth national title.

Conversely, the challenge facing older sibling Sebastian Levy was to retake a junior national title after losing in the final last year.  The former Under 15 Champion overpowered Alexander Desnoes 14-12, 14-12, 11-3 to once again lift an All-Jamaica trophy.

The in-form Lukas Thomson, who won both the national and regional Under 13 titles last year, maintained his dominance despite moving into a higher age group.  The promising youngster beat Lek Drummond 11-3, 11-2, 11-0 to claim his first Under 13 crown.

Similar progress was made by Savannah Thomson, the 2018 All Jamaica and Caribbean Under 13 girls champion..  Thomson beat Mia Todd 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4 to win the Under 15 age category.

The Under 13 Girls title went to Eleanor Hind, who beat former Under 11 Champion, Mehar Trehan 11-2, 12-10, 11-4.

Karan Dhiman took the Boys Under 19 title in a round-robin contest which culminated with him beating his namesake, Karan Chatani 11-9, 11-1, 11-2.

The award for Sportsmanship went to Emily Vaz.

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