Cayman’s juniors did well at the 2013 Junior Caribbean Amateur Squash Association Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad recently.
For many, it was their first overseas trip to compete and they adapted well.
Other countries that competed were Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean Sates), Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica.
There were first-round victories for Cayman’s Julian Jervis, Daniel Murphy, Sean Murphy, Jasun Sairsingh, Gyles Luke, Isaiah Robinson and Lara Conolly and they proceeded to the next round. However, Sascha Broderick, Nike Broderick and Alexandra Artuch moved into the consolation plate.
Jervis eventually finished the highest in the Cayman team with a third place, Sairsingh was fourth and Conolly fifth. The Murphy twins, Daniel and Sean, were seventh and eighth respectively.
The team matches started against Trinidad and Tobago and Cayman lost in the men’s competition 3-2.
Cayman men lost to Bermuda 3-2 and Barbados 4-1 and the women lost 4-1 both times to Bermuda and Jamaica. Cayman’s men and women finished off the tournament beating OECS 4-1.
“The consensus of both players and coaches is that the players learned a great deal from their experience of participating in a another country, against different players and having to deal with a very different standard of courts than they are used to,” said coach Mark Chaloner.
“With this in mind, even though our individual positions were respectable, we feel we can improve on them.
“The overall experience of travelling to compete in this sort of event is so important for the exposure and development of our junior players and couldn’t be achieved without the very generous help of our sponsors who we thank. They are Cayman Airways, Home Gas, HSBC, Caledonian, CUC, Lime and Cayman National Bank.”