J'cans advance at Carib Jnr squash tourney
JAMAICAN champions Alyssa Mullings, Mia Mahfood, Jonathan Walker, Ashante Smith and top-ranked U-17 girl Mary Mahfood are through to the semi-finals of the Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior Championships at the Liguanea Club.
Mullings, the All-Jamaica U-15 champion made short work of Nina Foster of the Cayman Islands, 11-1, 11-2, 11-4 in the quarter-final round.
National U-13 Boys champion Walker eliminated fellow Jamaican Joshua Newman, 11-6, 11-3, 11-8, to set up a semi-final meeting with Khamal Cumberbatch of Barbados.
National U-13 Girls champion Mia Mahfood triumphed in a scintillating quarter-final five-set against Trinidad's Alexandria Yearwood, 5-11, 11-8, 13-9, 9-11, 11-9.
Mia's older sister, former national champion Mary Mahfood was in blistering form, the 15-year-old trouncing Cayman's Laura Conolly, 11-7, 11-1 11-0, and will next face regional star Victoria Arjoon.
Jamaica's U-19 Boys champion Smith won a hard-fought second-round match against tournament favourite Mandela Patrick of Trinidad, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9.