Vincentians play top squash in Barbados
October 21, 2005

Vincentians play top squash in Barbados

A nine-member Junior squash team from St Vincent and the Grenadines produced some excellent results at the recently concluded Rotherly Construction Junior Open in Barbados.

Over 40 juniors between the ages of nine and 18 competed in their respective age categories, of which some were playing at this level for the first time. The standard of play was extremely high. {{more}}

Vincentian Andrez Bascombe who played outstanding squash throughout the tournament won the Boys Under-13 title. Sherina Slater dominated the Girls Under-15 event and easily claimed the top spot, with team-mate Lisa Deane finishing third.

The top four positions in the Girls Under-17 event all went to Vincentian players, with the eventual winner, Amber Glasgow claiming a close victory over ever-improving second placed Aiko Roudette. Third place went to Isis Gonsalves, and Gabrielle Ambrose finished in fourth position.

In the Boys Under-19 event, Bradley Glasgow finished second and Kevin Bailey third.

Amber Glasgow received an award after being adjudged the most promising female player of the tournament.

National coach, James Bentick, who accompanied the team as Manager/Coach said that he was particularly pleased with the results. He noted that some of the local Junior players were already ranked among the best in the Caribbean, and urged them to work hard to benefit from the many opportunities available in squash citing the example of top Junior male player, Shane Slater, who is currently in university in the USA on a squash scholarship.