The Digicel 2013 Senior Caribbean Squash Championships powered by POWERADE and SMALTA continued with matches on Day 2 at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts.
The day started with the men’s and women’s quarter finals.
First on court was defending Mens champion Jamaican Chris Binnie who was matched up against former Caribbean champion Barbadian Gavin Cumberbatch. Chris was a comfortable winner 11-6,11-4,11-9.
Next on court was 2010 Caribbean champion Guyanese Richard Chin who was pitted against Jamaican Bruce Burrowes. This would prove to be an exciting match. Bruce won the first game 11-9 but Richard took the second game 11-8. The third game would prove to be the important one as Richard won it 12 – 10. Bruce was beginning to tire and Richard won the fourth easily 11- 2.
2012 Caribbean runner -up Cayman Islands Cameron Stafford easily despatched Mandela Patrick of Trinidad & Tobago 11-4,11-5,11-8.
The last quarter final would prove to be the most entertaining and brutal of them all. Guyanese number two seed Sunil Seth was up against his fellow country man 2013 National Champion Alex Arjoon. This match lasted seventy-five minutes. Alex came out in the first and played a very patient game and won it 11-8. Sunil then tightened up his game but it was still close but he eventually won the game 11-9. By this time it seemed as if Sunil was beginning to tire and Alex won the third fairly easily at 11-5.
It looked as if a big upset would occur but Sunil dug deep and won the fourth game 11-6. The fifth game went back and forth. Alex moved out to a four to love lead but Sunil clawed his way back to five to four lead. Alex then moved to eight five then Sunil came back to eight all. Alex was up nine eight but then Sunil won the next two points to have his first match ball at ten nine. Alex won the next two points to have his match ball at eleven ten but Sunil won the next three points and the match 13 – 11.
The womens quarter finals started with defending champion Guyanese Nicolette Fernandes against fellow Guyanese Keisha Jeffrey. Nicolette was comfortable in her victory winning 11-5,11-7,11-2.
2010 Caribbean Champion Barbadian Karen Meakins easily defeated Guyanese Ashley De Groot 11-8,11-5,11-8.
Guyanese Ashley Khalil also had a fairly comfortable victory over her teammate Victoria Arjoon winning 11-6,11-3,11-7.
The final quarter final also would prove to be the most exciting as Guyanese Mary Fung A Fat was up against 2013 Caribbean Under 17 Champion Barbadian Gylla Mc Kenzie. Gylla won the first game 11-6 but Mary bounced back to take the second game 11-7. Gylla then won the third game 11-5.
Mary bounced back to win the fourth game 12 – 10 and when Gylla had match ball at ten eight in the fifth game it looked as if she would secure a memorable victory but Mary won the next four points and the match 12 – 10.
In the first womens semi final Mary Fung A Fat was up against Karen Meakins. Mary won the first game 12 – 10 but then Karen regained her focus and was able to win the next three games 11-3, 11-8,11-6.
Nicolette Fernandes was a comfortable winner in the second semi final match against Ashley Khalil 11-9,11-4,11-1.
In the first mens semi finals Chris Binnie had to work a little hard but won over Richard Chin three games to love and in the match just concluding Guyanese Sunil Seth defeated Cameron Stafford cayman Islands three games to one.