Glass court is new site

The Cedrus Investments Cayman Open at the South Sound Squash Club wrapped up on Tuesday and there were no surprises but still lots of top level play to keep the crowd enthralled.

The men reached the semi-final stage with 3-0 victories. Alister Walker of England beat last year’s Cayman Open winner Colin Ramasra of Trinidad and Tobago.

Walker, the world’s No.8, faced Cayman’s Cameron Stafford on Wednesday evening at the glass court in Camana Bay, the first night of the new site in a tournament paying $68,500 in prize money. Stafford is the Caribbean junior champion and has just returned to these shores after three months intensive training in Amsterdam, Holland.

The other men’s match on Tuesday saw Guyana’s Richard Chin breeze past Barbadian Gavin Cumberbatch. Chin went into the semi-final on Wednesday night against Shawn Simpson of Barbados.

In round one of the women’s draw on Tuesday, Camille Serme of France beat Low Wee Wern (Malaysia), Ireland’s Madeline Perry beat America’s Alison Waters over five games and Jenny Duncalf of England also had to go five games to overcome New Zealand’s Joelle King.