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Juniors roar into semis

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2013

Jamaica's Junior squash teams advanced to the semi-finals of the Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Junior Championships in Trinidad & Tobago yesterday after posting another round of wins in the team competition.

Fresh from their victory over regional powerhouse Guyana, the Jamaican boys maintained their devastating form, beating the OECS 3-1. Under-15 contender Jonathan Walker got the competition off to a roaring start when he whipped Geronimo Ross 11-2, 11-0, 11-1. Then, All Jamaica Under-17 champion, Jake Mahfood, dispatched Jason Doyle 11-2, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7 and Under-19 champion, Julian Morrison, dismissed Eashwam Adams 11-5, 11-4, 11-3.

All Jamaica Under-13 champion, Adam Ardito, lost to Kai Bentick 3-11, 7-11, 3-11.

The girls' team also won three of their four matches against the Cayman Islands to advance.

Mia Lake beat Sasha Broderick 11-5, 11-8, 11-6. Ashley Lynch lost to Lara Connelly 2-11, 5-11, 8-11, but Michaelann Denton trampled Nike Broderick 11-2, 11-2, 11-1 and team captain Jessica Perkins crushed Alex Arduch 11-4, 11-3, 11-1 to seal the deal for Jamaica.

Jamaica's national junior coach Rene Denis said: "I'm delighted by the team's play. We've prepared for months to get this far and the results speak volumes about the amount of work these young athletes have put into their games."