Jaydon trumps Jayden in Junior Squash humdinger
From Left: Jaydon Williams , Shannice John , Nadira Morgan and Savante Padmore
April 12, 2024

Jaydon trumps Jayden in Junior Squash humdinger

Long rallies, the constant trading of points, riveting action and maximum spectator engagement, were all part of the mouth-watering match last Saturday, April 6, 2024, between Jaydon Williams and Jayden George.

The occasion and venue, the Tus- T Water National Junior Squash Championships, at the National Squash Centre, Paul’s Avenue.

Slugging it out from the get go, the two top St Vincent and the Grenadines junior male players, lived up to expectations as they vied for the Boys Under-17 title.

Williams went ahead, taking the first two sets 11-8, 12-10. George rebounded to take to next two 11-9, 11-9, to set up a grand stand finish.

Again, like a well scripted plot, the two battled point for point, made comebacks and committed unforeseen errors.

In the end, Williams trumped the humdinger 12-10, but the two were given a standing ovation by the spectators in attendance.

Before facing George in the round robin championships, Williams reeled off a 11-0, 11-1, 11-1 win over Kyle James and handed a 11-4, 11-1, 11-0 to Malachi Mc Master.

It was Williams’ second title in the championships as he had, prior, won the Under-19, with 3-0 defeats of Malachi and Jlan Mc Master.

Williams thus kept the two titles he won in 2023.

Likewise, Nadira Morgan, despite injury, remained the Girls Under-19 champion, defeating Ciara George and Zoe Martin.

Meanwhile, Savante Padmore took the Boys Under-11 and Under-13 titles as he did in last year’s championships. Padmore saw off Zavin Garrick, Ethan Webster and Sebastian Fraser on his way to the Under-11 title , and had similar 3-0 wins over Garrick and Webster, as well as Alexandro Brackin and Lucas Huggins in his dominant march in the Under-13’s.

And, tasting her first Squash glory was Shannice John, who won the Girls Under-11. John, en route to the title, defeated Cahya Bascombe and Chloe Samuel.

President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association, Amber Glasgow lauded the efforts of all players who participated in the championships which ran from April 4 to 6.

She was especially grateful to Gail Hillocks of Tus-T Water for her unwavering support for the sport of Squash.

Glasgow quipped: “Tus-T Water, as a corporate entity is rehydrating the sport of Squash with its input of which the entire Squash family appreciates the company’s benevolence”.