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Boys blow away T&T in team semis

Published:Saturday | July 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda:

Jamaica's boys team stormed into the final of the team competition at the 2014 Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Junior Championships, as a series of blistering performances led them to crush Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 in yesterday's semi-final.

Jake Mahfood defeated Christian Edghill 3-0 and All Jamaica Under-15 champion, Jonathan Walker, dismissed Nicholas Caddle in a similar fashion. All Jamaica and Caribbean Under-19 champion, Julian Morrison, defeated Trinidad's number one, Nku Patrick, 3-1 and All Jamaica Under-13 champion, Sebastian Levy, beat Christopher Anthony 3-1.

The Jamaicans' only loss was suffered by All Jamaica Under-17 champion, Tahjia Lumley, who went down 0-3 to Chad Salandy.

They will once again battle arch-rivals Guyana, who relegated Jamaica to second place at last year's championships.

Things didn't go as well for the Jamaican girls, who suffered a 2-3 defeat to Guyana.

Ashley Lynch lost 0-3 to Victoria Arjoon and All Jamaica Under-15 champion, Sarah Conway, was beaten 1-3 by Rebecca Low. All Jamaica Under-13 champion, Mia Mahfood, fought back from two games down to beat Makeda Harding; while Caribbean Under-17 champion, Alyssa Mullings, got the job done with a 3-0 win over Taylor Fernandes.

However, All Jamaica Under-19 champion, Mary Mahfood, lost a five-setter to Akelia Wiltshire which ended the Jamaicans' quest for the title.

The girls will play Barbados for third place today at 9 a.m., while the boys will face Guyana in the final at noon.