Jervis smashes JA foes

The Cayman Islands junior squash team is doing well in the Caribbean Championships.

Julian Jervis emerged the Under-15 Caribbean champion at the 2012 Caribbean Area Squash Associations 2012 Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica. Jervis competed at the Liguanea Club, defeating Jason Doyle of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States 3-2 in the final.

Before that, Jervis beat Patrick Fraser of Guyana 3-0 and Chad Salandy of Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. South Sound Squash Club Manager Amanda Stark is serving as one of the coaches and spoke about Jervis’ performance.

“Julian entered into the finals of the U15s against Jason and it was a fantastic match,” Stark said. “Nothing is to ever be assumed and he won the match and the Caribbean Championship. The team is now psyched and ready to go as the team event starts.

“We had an amazing finish to the individual event as Daniel Murphy also won the U17 consolation winning 3-0 against Julian Morrison from Jamaica, finishing fifth.”

A number of youngsters are representing Cayman. The girls consist of Ally Artuch and Nina Foster (U13), Lara Connolly (U17) and Eilidh Bridgeman and Kristina Myren (U19). Aside from Jervis and Murphy, the boys feature Isaiah Robinson (U13), Gyles Luke (U15), Sean Murphy and Nico Tummings (U17).

All are in Kingston until Thursday, 26 July. The team section of the tournament began on Monday.