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Milex Eagles sweep KPMG League

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Tarun Handa (left), managing partner, KPMG in Jamaica, joins in the celebrations as the Milex Eagles show off their trophies and prizes after winning the 2016 KPMG Squash League. The Eagles beat Levy Tax 3-0 in the league final at the Liguanea Club on Friday night. The winning team members are (from second left) Alex Jordan, Shane Slater, Akelia Wiltshire and Tahjia Lumley.

KINGSTON:

Defending champions Milex Eagles trounced Levy Tax 3-0 to win the 2016 KPMG Squash League, which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club on Friday night.

The Eagles served early notice of their intention to repeat, when seasoned contender Shane Slater beat the spirited junior player Luke Roberts 21-20, 21-14, 21-14.

That made way for the match of the night between the decorated veteran Wayne Burrowes and All-Jamaica Under-17 boys' champion Tahjia Lumley.

In a nail-biting battle, Burrowes reminded the spectators why he had won the All-Jamaica men's title a record 13 times.

However, young Lumley kept his head, answered the veteran play for play and, eventually prevailed 21-19, 18-21, 21-16, 21-14.

Although the title was in the bag, Caribbean Under-19 girls champion Akelia Wiltshire went all out to beat Sebastian Levy 21-18, 17-21, 21-18, 21-18 and complete the sweep for the Eagles.

Tarun Handa, managing partner for KPMG in Jamaica, expressed great satisfaction with the 2016 tournament.

"As sponsors, we are pleased with the excellent participation, sportsmanship and camaraderie we have seen throughout the tournament," he said.

"I want to commend all of the players, but it was particularly encouraging to see the juniors doing so well and, of course, we congratulate the veterans who are sticking with the game," Handa added.