Barbados tops Day 3 at squash challenge

The third day of the Maples Caribbean Junior Champs at South Sound Squash Club on Monday saw the individual titles decided, with Barbados winning six.

The day started with Guyana’s Paige Fernandes becoming the first Caribbean U-11 champion. She was joined by Alex Stewart, who won a five-game all-Barbados Boys final.

Barbados took the Girls U-13, U-15 and U-17 titles as Sumairaa Suleman, Meagan Page and Amanda Heywood all retained the titles they won last year with 3-0 victories. For Page, it was a fourth consecutive Cayman Islands Squash Association junior title, and a fourth for Haywood too, though not consecutive.

The defending champions took the Boys U-13, U-15 and U-17 titles as well, as Shomari Wiltshire, Khamal Cumberbatch and Shermane Griffith all won in straight games. For Cumberbatch it was his fourth title in a row, and the third for Griffith.

The Girls U-19 final was an all-Guyana affair between first-time finalist Taylor Fernandes and three-time runner-up Larissa Wiltshire. Wiltshire recovered from losing the first, winning 12-10.

In the final match of the day, the Cayman crowd got behind top seed Julian Jervis, who won in three tough games to add a third title to his U-15 and U-17 triumphs.

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