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Squash: Junior nationals look to build on Caribbean Championships

Cayman Islands double age-division champions Jade and David Pitcairn along with reigning Under-15 Cayman Islands champion Jace Jervis say the 2018 Caribbean Championships in Jamaica last week was a learning experience.

Jade, 16, lost 11-0 11-4 11-6 to Barbados’ standout Meaghan Best. It was the third year in a row Pitcairn had taken runner-up to the Bajan, but she says it will not deter her from her long term goals.

“Her shots are so good, they just die at the back. She keeps me going, I always want to improve. Next year, I want to take a game off her or a couple games off her, it keeps me motivated.”

David, 16, returned to individual play at the regional tournament to finish 7th overall among Under-17 Boys. The domestic title winner said the conditions at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica presented challenges.

“I was really proud of my efforts leading up to the tournament. A few mistakes cost me games in the tournament, but there’s always something to polish off for next year.”

Jervis, 13, made his debut in the Under-15 Boys division to place 5th overall. He says his results did not reflect his effort.

“I came in as the 5/8 seed. I lost in the quarterfinals to the #3 seed after not having my best match. Later on in the team event, I played the #4 seed and won 3-0. After that, I played the #2 seed, and I just lost in 5, so it showed me where I could have played in the tournament. Any experience in a learning experience.”

Next up for Cayman’s national squash players is the Pan Am Championships held 26th August-1st September.

About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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