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Jamaica lose to Argentina in World Squash Champs

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica fought valiantly but lost a nail-biting matchup against Argentina in the B draw of the 2017 World Team Squash Championships in Marseilles, France yesterday.

Eight-time All Jamaica and Caribbean Champion, Chris Binnie, gave Jamaica its first win of the Championships when he beat Leandro Romiglio of Argentina 11/9, 11/4, 8/11, 11/8 to send the team ahead.

Bruce Burrowes then lost 11/3, 11/3, 11/5 to Rodrigo Obregon and the Argentines pulled even.

It then fell to Jamaica's number two Lewis Walters to save the day. However, while he pulled out all the stops, he was beaten 11/7, 7/11, 11/3, 7/11, 11/3 in a gripping marathon against Roberto Pezzota.

"We came very close to getting our first overall win of the competition and while it could have gone either way at any time, the Argentines just managed to get the better of us in the end," said Team Manager Douglas Beckford.

"We still have two days of competition left and the team is determined to play their very best right down to the finish," he added.

Jamaica was scheduled to play fellow debutants Iraq today.