Junior squash should have much to be proud of in the Cayman Islands.
After competing in various events at the Caribbean Area Squash Association Championships in Kingston, Jamaica this summer, the Cayman Islands national junior squash team earned many accolades. In fact, the youngsters came back boasting a glittering array of successes and one Caribbean Championship title.
During the tournament in Kingston, the team participated in events ranging from Under-13, all the way up to U19, the tournament’s oldest category. With both boys and girls participating, the team took part in single matches as well as group games.
Glenn Stark served as head coach of the Cayman team. He was joined on the trip by his wife and team manager Amanda Stark. Both are extremely proud of the progress.
“We are very happy with the results, as many members are well below the U19 cut-off point. It’s a great achievement to do so well with such a youthful group and we believe that we will see much more from them in the future,” the Starks said.
The biggest win of the tournament came in the U15 singles competition. Julian Jervis managed to outplay his opponents and ended up with a 3-2 victory against Jason Doyle of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. What made the result so significant was the fact that it was the tournament final and Jervis earned himself the title of U15 Caribbean Junior Squash Champion.
Other triumphs included Daniel Murphy, who lost only one match and earned a fifth place finish in the U17 competition. Eilidh Bridgeman and Kristina Myren earned third and fourth places, respectively, in the girls U19 competition.
Overall, the team finished sixth in the boys’ tournament and seventh in the girls segment. In total, 10 countries competed with the Eastern Caribbean states consisting of four individual countries represented as one.
After competing in various events at the Caribbean Area Squash Association Championships in Kingston, Jamaica this summer, the Cayman Islands national junior squash team earned many accolades.