Sunday 25 August, 2019

Junior squash players Thomson and Levy extend winning streaks

All Jamaica Under 15-17 girls' champion, Savannah Thomson (left) and All Jamaica Under 15 boys' champion, Tobias Levy pose with their trophies after winning their respective age groups at the Tingrinners Age Group Squash Tournament held recently at the Liguanea Club in Kingston.

All Jamaica Under 15-17 girls' champion, Savannah Thomson (left) and All Jamaica Under 15 boys' champion, Tobias Levy pose with their trophies after winning their respective age groups at the Tingrinners Age Group Squash Tournament held recently at the Liguanea Club in Kingston.

Rising squash stars Savannah Thomson and Tobias Levy continued their 2019 winning streaks with victories in the Tingrinners Age Group Squash Tournament held recently at the Liguanea Club in Kingston

Thomson, the reigning All Jamaica Under 15-17 girls' champion, got the better of arch-rival Mia Todd 3-1 to remain undefeated with three tournaments under her belt so far this year. 

Similarly, All Jamaica Under 15 boys' champion, Tobias Levy maintained his clean slate by overcoming yet another spirited challenge from the improving Rhys Greenland.  Levy went the distance to hold off his challenger with a 12-10, 4-11, 12-10, 3-11, 11-6 victory.

Reigning Under 13 boys' champion, Lukas Thomson also made a statement beating Lek Drummond 11-3, 11-2, 11-6 to confirm his dominance in that age category.  

Another solid performance was delivered by former Under 11 All Jamaica girls' champion, Mehar Trehan who claimed her first tournament win in the Under 13 age group by beating Samantha Azan 11-1, 11-9, 13-11. In addition, Karan Chatani beat Noah Ho Tai 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 to win the Under 17-19 age category.

The tournament is one of the last competitions for the youngsters as they enter the final stages of preparation for the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships, which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in early July.

Jamaica Squash Association’s Junior Programme Manager, Gill Binnie expressed satisfaction with the players’ ongoing preparation. “It’s a different level of competition on the regional stage so it’s good to see our players doing well in local competitions and getting in match practice so they will be in good mental and physical shape for the Caribbean Championships and we have to thank Tingrinners for putting on the tournament,” she said.  

“Our top age group players continue to be consistent but we are also pleased to see the depth of the talent as players across the board continue to show their worth and we are hoping to field a strong team,” Binnie added.

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