Junior squash in the Cayman Islands recently produced a good showing in a regional competition.
Cayman was one of eight countries present at the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships in Georgetown, Guyana. In all some 150 junior players hit the court across eight different age groups.
Competing for Cayman in the Under-15 individual group, Julian Jervis won the bronze medal while Daniel Murphy came fifth and his brother Sean Murphy claimed the consolation event. In the girls individual U15 section, Lara Conolly won the consolation prize.
In the Caribbean team event, Cayman had a very young and inexperienced boys team, made up of six youngsters under the age of 15. The lads tried their best and earned a respectable seventh place finish overall.
Last but not least the girls team, with three participants, had a different experience. It was a must-win scenario for all three in each and every encounter. Team members Lara Conolly, Eilidh Bridgeman and Kristina Myren finished third overall, ousting a vaunted Trinidad and Tobago side. That result is a new best for Cayman girls squash and is an improvement on last year’s fifth place performance.
For the record the youngsters were joined by Cayman national squash coach Glenn Stark and team manager Amanda Stark.