THE Jamaican girls are now looking to rebound after suffering defeat in the first round of the team segment of the 2012 Caribbean Area Squash Associatio Junior Championships which began yesterday.
In spite of having home court advantage playing at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, the local girls were beaten by their lower-ranked counterparts from Trinidad and Tobago.
The Jamaican team only managed to win one of their five matches to end the first round of the team competition with no point.
The lone win came from the dominant Alyssa Mullings, fresh from her triumph after winning the Under-15 Girls title on Sunday. However, Mullings' teammates Jessica Perkins, Dana Saulter, Mary Mahfood and Mia Mahfood were bested by the Trinidadians.
The top-ranked Guyana girls team moved past Barbados, winning three of their five matches in their first-round clash.
Ironically, the Guyanese secured victory with only one win out of the five, as they earned walk-over wins in two of their matches. The regional kingpins will next face Bermuda, who are coming off a victory against Cayman.
The Jamaican girls will be hoping to continue Cayman's losses as they look to rebound against the fourth-seeded team in the next phase of the competition.
The team competition will run until July 26.