After eight weeks of round robin play the finals of the TeleCayman Team League winter session was played last Thursday.
With all of the results in the play off round was head to head and anything could happen. Congratulations to Team Sotheby’s International Realty who were the repeat winners from the fall session and were undefeated and overall winning team this winter session.
Team Sotheby’s International Realty team of Glenn Stark, Sean Murphy and Sheena Conolly are the first team to have their names etched onto the new TeleCayman Team League Championship Cup. The last place finishers were by no means lemons as each week came out and gave it 100 per cent. They received the final place finishers TeleCayman Wooden Spoon award for the team with the most room for improvement prize.
For top spot and overall winner, Team Sotheby’s International Realty took on Team Boast. The third and fourth place playoff saw Team Volley against Team Aon and for fifth and sixth it was between Team Drive and Team Nick. The big talk at the KPMG office was who was going to take home the TeleCayman Wooden Spoon award as Team KPMG 1 took on Team KPMG 2.
The TeleCayman top two matches included two KPMG colleagues who had trash talked each other all week and in the other match a member of the Cayman junior squash team taking on a member of the Cayman Senior Squash Team.
The top match for the final week was between Team KPMG 1. Miguel Lopez faced Team KPMG 2’s Greg Meaker. In usual KPMG style, this encounter was a memorable match. Meaker came into the final round with his game face on and was not messing around taking the first game 11/8.
After a quick pit stop at the South Sound Squash Club bar to stock up on a fuel injected Gatorade, Lopez went back onto court determined not to go down to his work colleague. Taking the next game in similar style as Meaker took the first, Lopez tied the match. The third and fourth games were wrapped up ending with identical scores in extra points, but not without a lot of gasps from the many spectators who gathered behind court three to watch.
On this night, Lopez had just a bit more offence as the valuable extra points went in Team KPMG 1’s favour as Lopez took the match in four games. Final score went to Lopez and Team KPMG (8/11, 11/7, 12/10, 12/10).
The second best match for the week was between two Cayman national players, however one is only 15 and the other, well a little older and on the senior Cayman squash team. Myron Blair, representing Team Aon was matched up against youngster and upcoming squash crusader Daniel Murphy from Team Volley.
Murphy stepped up first and with young legs took the first game 11/5, however in great shape, Blair wasn’t fazed by the young gun and reciprocated taking the second again 11/6 and the third game 11/3. Down two games to one, and a sign the he is certainly improving, Murphy was determined not to bow to Blair and battled back to take the fourth 11/9. In the fifth game Blair proved experience as he took the game and match 11/7. Final score went to Team Aon’s Myron Blair 3-2 (5/11, 11/6, 11/3, 9/11, 11/7).
Amanda Stark, club manager, said: “The South Sound Squash Club would like to thank TeleCayman for their continued support and sponsorship of this successful and very popular squash league. Mark your calendars now as the next round of the TeleCayman Team League will commence in October.”