Guyana finishes third in Caribbean senior squash championships

first_imgWith the women’s team finishing second, and the men’s team finishing third, the Championship title was once again beyond Guyana’s grasp as the team ended third overall among the countries taking part in the Caribbean Senior Squash Championships,which was played in Trinidad and Tobago.The team’s final placement can be considered creditable since one of its players,Sunil Seth,was carrying an injury.Guyana will be looking to capture all the titles next year in St.Vincent,which will next years championships.The Guyana women’s team was unable to defend their title despite wins by Caribbean junior champion Larissa Wiltshire and national champion Taylor Fernandes,which were not enough to keep Guyana from going under to Barbados in the women’s team finals on Saturday,moreso with the Bajan lineup including current ladies singles champion Meagan Best, and three-time ladies single champion Karen Meakins.Witshire took a hard-fought win against Lilanna White, defeating her 11/6, 11/5, 6/11, 11/8, while Fernandes was in for a win when she came up against Muffin Stollmeyer ,whom she overpowered in straight sets (11/6, 11/5, 11/6).But these were to be Guyana’s only wins in the five match clash. Ashley Khalil and Mary Fung-a-Fat were looking at some tough competition even before they hit the court, being pitted against Meakins and Best, respectively.Meakin’s, who earlier scored wins against Guyana’s Akeila Wiltshire and Mary Fung-a-Fat during the ladies singles,again prevailed 11/6, 11/7, 11/5 against Khalil. In the ladies singles, Best, who is also the reigning Caribbean junior girls’ under 15 champion, had shown just how superior she was when she took a come-from-behind victory against Meakins.So it was a tough time for Fung-a-Fat as she tried to take her opponent down. In the end Fung-a-Fat’s best was just not enough and the Bajan won the match 11/7,5/11,11/4,11/5.In the other game of the women’s team battle,Wiltshire lost 8/11, 4/11, 4/11 to Amanda Haywood, the current Caribbean junior girls’ under 17 champion.The men’s team fight for third place saw them facing a rematch against Cayman Islands, following their earlier pool match against the same team on Friday. Despite losing 3 – 2 against the team last Friday, this time around the Guyana men reversed the result, thanks in part to Nyron Joseph,who clinched a win against Alex Fraser, whom he had lost to on Friday.Joseph defeated Fraser 3 – 1 (11/7, 2/11, 11/5,11/8), while wins were also had by Jason Khalil and Kristian Jeffrey.The veterans team also concluded their participation in the competition on Saturday with a close 3-2 lost to the Cayman Islands. Winning for Guyana was Ramon Chan-A-Sue in the 40+ category and Alwyn Callendar in the 60+ category. They ended up placing fourth in their category.last_img read more

Lakers sign former Syracuse star Johnson

first_img Published on July 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Former Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson will join the Los Angeles Lakers.Johnson and the team agreed to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1 million, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times and later confirmed by ESPN Los Angeles.Drafted fourth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010, Johnson has averaged 7.7 points per game in his three-year NBA career. Last season he scored eight points per game and started 21 times for the Phoenix Suns. Johnson scored in double figures in 16 of the Suns’ last 25 games.Johnson, a 6-foot-7 sharpshooter, averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 2009-10 for Syracuse. He guided the Orange to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Sweet 16.The Lakers waived Metta World Peace under the amnesty clause and Kobe Bryant may miss the start of the season with an Achilles injury. Johnson will look to help the Lakers bounce back after a tumultuous 2012-13 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more