-Da Silva claims maiden squash title
Nicholas Narine was tactically sound yesterday afternoon during his 2-1 win over Nicholas Vewey – one of Guyana’s rising talents on the squash court – to cop championship honours in the Open Category of this year’s Ansa McAl Trading Limited sponsored Handicap Squash tournament at the Georgetown Squash Court.
Narine, who was relentless and worked his younger opponent around the court, took the first set 15-14.
Verwey’s will to succeed landed him a 15-13 second set win to tie the match but it was the experience of Narine which carried him over the line as he held his composure in the final set to win the match 15-13.
Meanwhile, the category ‘A’ title went to 12-year-old Louis Da Silva who defeated Zachary Persaud 2-0 in the final.
Da Silva took the first set 15-6 to cruise to a 1-0 lead, however, the second set saw much more determined Persaud who managed to push the final set down to the wire which included several lead changes.
Persaud had the upper hand early on and secured a 6-2 lead before Da Silva reined him in to tie the game at six. Persaud pulled away to earn another lead at 9-6. The set was subsequently tied at 9, 13 and 14 before Da Silva, who kept his cool, secured a 15-14 win to clinch his maiden squash title.
Shiloh Asregado defeated Matthew Spooner (6) 15-8, 15-6 to claim third place prize in that category.
Results for yesterday’s play
Results for Sunday’s play
Winner Nicholas Narain
Second Place Nicholas Verwey
Third place Deje Dias
Fourth Place Gianni Carpenter
Winner Daniel Ince
Second Place Ian Mekdeci
Third place Kirsten Gomes
Fourth Place Ethan Jonas
Winner Louis DaSilva
Second Place Zachary Persaud
Third place Shiloh Asregado
Fourth Place Matthew Spooner
Category A Plate
Winner Lajuan Munroe
Second Place Joshua Verwey
Third Place Teija Edwards
Fourth Place Angel Rahamin (Stabroek News)