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Cheeks takes first Category ‘A’ win in Toucan tourney

first_imgALEX Cheeks recorded the first Category ‘A’ win in the Toucan Distributors Junior Skills level squash tournament after he took down Caribbean Under-19 Girls’ runner-up Taylor Fernandes in a close four-game showdown when matches continued at the courts of the Georgetown Club on Thursday.Matches were also played in six other categories on the night, and in ‘B’ Makeda Harding continued her winning ways as she dealt Samuel Ince-Carvalhal his first loss; meanwhile Sarah Lewis finally ended her bad streak to pick up her first win in category after overcoming Maya Collins.Matches were also played in categories C, D, E and H.Against Fernandes, Alex won the first game 11-5 then also won a close second game 11-9. The third game was close throughout with Alex having match ball at 11-10, but Taylor won the next three points to force a fourth game. Alex, however, was not to be denied and won the fourth game 11-7.In the Ince-Carvalhal/Harding matchup, the two were equally matched as they traded games and pushed the match to a decisive fifth game.Samuel won the first game 11-6 but Makeda evened the match by winning the second game 11-8. Samuel went one up again with 11-6 in the third game, but again Harding upped the pressure and equalised 11-8.The excitement grew as the match entered fifth game, and the two players did not disappoint. They both gave it their all. At 9-7 it seemed as if Samuel would prevail but Makeda held her nerve and claimed the next four points to secure a well-deserved victory at 11-9.For Lewis, it took her four games to finally dispose of Collins 9-11, 14-12, 11-3, 11-3.In category C, things continued to look promising for Abosaide Cadogan and Kirsten Gomes. Cadogan defeated Dominic Collins 11-3, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, while Gomes prevailed 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 against Aliyah Persaud.Results in the other categories were as follows.Category DMohyryan Baksh thrashed Haley Carpenter 11-5, 11-5, 11-1.Category ENicholas Verwey bettered Chad De Abreu 11-5, 11-7.Dhiren Persaud defeated Angel Rahim 12-10, 11-8..Aishani Persaud beat Rayad Boyce 11-7, 11-7.Joshua Verwey trounced Christiana Fernandes 11-2, 11-4.Noah Rahaman defeated Grant Fernandes 11-9, 11-6.Javed Saul whipped Christiana Fernandes 11-7, 11-8.Joshua Verwey overcame Javed Saul 11-5, 13-11last_img

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