Jamaica's juniors win silver, bronze medals at Carib champs

By July 17, 2019

Jamaica won a silver and two bronze medals in the individual age-group competition at the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the under 13 girls’ competition Eboni Atherley of Barbados defeated Mehar Trehan  11-6, 11-7, 11-7 while Elle Wilson got the bronze after beating her teammate, Sanjana Nallipati 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3.

Meanwhile, Jamaica under-15 girls’ champion, Savannah Thomson, rebounded from a semi-final loss to win the bronze medal.  The hard hitter pressured Sigourney Williams of Trinidad and Tobago to post an 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 victory and claim a spot on the podium.

The Jamaican boys fought hard but found the going rough in the ultra-competitive regional contest.  Team captain Karan Dhiman finished fifth in the under 19 competition and All-Jamaica Under 13 boys champion, Lukas Thomson also finished fifth in his age group.

In the Under 15 Boys competition, All Jamaica Champion, Tobias Levy finished sixth and his teammate Rhys Greenland was seventh.

“We have seen particularly strong performances from some of our youngest players at the Caribbean championship and we are extremely proud of Mehar, Elle and Savannah who all won medals,” said Chris Hind, President of the Jamaica Squash Association.

“We knew our players would be facing tough competition but overall they have been fighting hard and I know everyone will want to give their best as we move into the team competition.”

The team segment began on Wednesday (July 17) and will run until Saturday, July 20.  First up, the Jamaican boys will take on Cayman in the morning before facing defending champions, Barbados in the evening session.   The girls will be up against the Cayman Islands in the afternoon round of matches.

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