first_imgTHE Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level Tournament closed off on Sunday with Shomari Wiltshire keeping the top spot of Category A. Samuel Ince-Carvalhal earned the runner-up spot with Michael Alphonso and Nicholas Verwey taking third and fourth respectively.It was a busy Sunday afternoon at the Georgetown Club and the crowd was not disappointed as some close matches captivated the audience. The Alphonso/Verwey anticipated battle played out with both boys exhibiting a superior level of squash. Passions were as high in the audience as on the court as they rallied through a 4-set match. Each of the boys executed a whole range of shots that tested the other and pushed them beyond their usual capabilities. It was a pleasure to watch the outstanding performances from the youngsters as Alphonso managed to keep ahead for a 7/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/8 victory.The most thrilling match came from Category C as Zachary Persaud and Louis DaSilva battled for first and second place. Persaud seemed to come into his own during this tournament as his previous training manifested itself and he turned out a solid basic game of good lengths and sharp drops. DaSilva rose to the challenge and showed improved retrieval skills as he answered Persaud. The five-game match showed both boy’s enhanced level of play, but it was Persaud who reigned triumphant with a11/9, 11/7, 9/11. 9/11, 11/8 victory.Cousins Grant and Christiana Fernandes had another close bout in category F. They went on court with a mission and it was a real fight for the win from the young athletes. Grant just pipped the post for a 9/11, 11/9, 11/9 win.Special awards were given out to some of the players:Most Improved Girl– Chritiana Fernandes; Most Improved Boy– Kayden Pynandy; Most Outstanding Girl– Shriya Persaud; Most Outstanding Boy– Zachary Persaud.Overall ResultsCategory AWinner – Shomari WiltshireSecond place – Samuel Ince-CarvalhalThird place – Michael AlphonsoFourth place- Nicholas VerweyCategory BWinner – Abosaide CadoganSecond place – Ethan JonasThird place – Mohryan BakshFourth place – Lucas JonasCategory CWinner – Zachary PersaudSecond place – Louis DaSilvaThird place – Shiloh AsregadoCategory DWinner – Nathan RahamanSecond place – Joshua VerweyThird place – Lajuan MunroeFourth place – Teija EdwardsCategory EWinner – Dhiren PersaudSecond place — Rayad BoyceThird place – Lucas PersaudFourth place – Arvin SeelallFifth place – Aishani PersaudCategory FWinner – Kaden PynandySecond place – Grant FernandesThird place – Christiana FernandesFourth place – Matthew SpoonerFifth place – Noah RahamanCategory GWinner – Romero MuniramSecond place – Abinav SinghThird place – Brenno DaSilvaFourth place – Tristan SeereeramCategory HWinner – Shriya PersaudSecond place – Matthew DabyThird place – Tiana GomesFourth place – Solomon Ince-CarvalhalFifth place – Jnae SinghMost Improved Girl – Chritiana FernandesMost Improved Boy – Kayden PynaendyMost Outstanding Girl – Shriya PersaudMost Outstanding Boy – Zachary Persaudlast_img