Squash team competition gets started

Team action started in earnest at the Senior Caribbean Squash Championships in Grand Cayman today with Barbados’ women taking to the court in the afternoon.

Barbados, the defending women’s champions, started off with a 4-1 won over the OECS, for whom Daniela Schumann avenged her semi-final defeat against Karen Meakins, beating the newly-crowned champion 11-9, 11-7, 11-5. But that was their only consolation for a heavy defeat by the Bajans.

Barbados’ women having some fun after their win over the OECS.
Barbados’ women having some fun after their win over the OECS.

Barbados’ veterans had an excellent morning registering victories against their hosts as well as Bermuda. They first defeated Grand Cayman 3-2 in an exciting contest and then easily dismissed the Bermudans 4-1.

Trinidad and Tobago’s women started off the morning even better with a convincing 5-0 win over Jamaica.

Karen Meakins (right) takes a tumble during her match against Daniela Schumann.
Karen Meakins (right) takes a tumble during her match against Daniela Schumann.

Jamaica’s men, seeded at No.4 despite fielding the top two seeds from the individual event (they finished sixth last year and the rules only allow one to be moved up two places) were grateful the men’s champion Chris Binnie came through 11-3 in the fifth against Sunil Seth as they went on to register a close 3-2 win against top seeds Guyana.

The championship continues tomorrow.

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