GEORGETOWN, Guyana:Jamaica's men posted a win over Trinidad & Tobago yesterday to remain undefeated in the team competition of the 2013 Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Senior Championships in Georgetown, Guyana.
Following confidence-boosting victories against Barbados and the OECS earlier this week, the Jamaicans faced a stiffer challenging going up against the twin island republic.
All Jamaica and Caribbean champion Chris Binnie got things off to a good start when he beat Kale Wilson 11/7, 11/4, 13/11. The fiery Bruce Burrowes followed on to blast Don Lee 11/8, 11/2, 11/4.
All Jamaica Under-19 Champion, Julian Morrison lost a tough five-setter but continues to show promise at his first regional tournament at the senior level. Morrison fought valiantly, but went down to Paul De Verteuil 11/7, 11/4, 11/8, 8/11. Similarly, veteran Bruce Levy put up strong resistance, but was not able to overcome the youth and vigour of Trinidad's rising star, Nku Patrick, and lost 6/11, 10/12, 9/11.
With the series dead even after four matches, Jamaica's fate rested on the shoulders of showman, Dane Schwier who was up against Trinidadian hotshot, Mandela Patrick. In a punishing five-setter, Patrick threw everything at Schwier, but the former All Jamaica Men's Champion, answered blow for blow and eventually prevailed 15/13, 11/7, 14/16, 9/11, 11/7.
In contrast, Jamaica's women's team lost 5-0 to regional powerhouse Guyana.