JULIAN JERVIS gained revenge over Nku Patrick as the Cayman Islands edged Trinidad and Tobago’s boys when the team events of the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Junior Championships continued Wednesday in Barbados.
Patrick had captured the only individual gold medal for T&T on Monday night when he edged Jervis in five sets for the under-19 crown.
But Jervis got the last laugh when he nosed out last year’s bronze-medallist in another pulsating five-setter, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10.
Cayman Island ended up winning the fixture 3-2 as Daniel Murphy was an 11-5, 11-7, 12-10 winner over national under-19 champ Chad Salandy and Jasun Jaisingh defeated national Under-15 champ Kobie Khan 6-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7.
T&T victories were achieved by Christopher Anthony and Nicholas Caddle.
Anthony, who picked up the under-13 bronze medal in “individuals”, whipped Pierce Terry 11-7, 11-7, 17-15 and national Under-17 champ Caddle was a 13-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9 winner over Christian Dube.
T&T had beaten Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) 4-1 in their opening Group B fixture, and concluded their round-robin campaign yesterday against Jamaica, 3-2 winners over OECS on Wednesday.
The top two teams in each of the boys’ and girls’ groups will contest today’s semifinals.
Barbados whipped Bermuda 4-1 in the three-team Group A to advance to the last four, along with defending champs Guyana, 3-2 winners over Bermudians the day before.
In girls’ action, defending champs Guyana trounced Bermuda 4-1 after dismissing T&T by the same score on Tuesday.
T&T needed to beat Bermuda last night to finish second in Group C and move into today’s semis.
And in the Group D matches, Jamaica whipped OECS 4-1 and Barbados were 3-2 winners over Cayman Islands. Both winners had also prevailed on Tuesday and were assured of places in the semis before their clash last night.
The finals will take place tomorrow.