Friday, December 15, 2017

Knaggs in the spotlight

CHARLOTTE KNAGGS is the headline act in the Trinidad and Tobago Squash Associationís Junior Tournament, which serves off today at the Cascadia Squash Club, St Annís.

The Caribbean under-19 champion is home on vacation from studies in Great Britain and is the overwhelming favourite to capture her age-group crown. The field also includes Angelique Jackson, Jamie Leigh Edghill and national under-17 champ Faith Gillezeau.

Marie Claire Barcant and Alexandria Yearwood are taking a big step up in class to compete here, but they should be the ones battling for the only other girlsí title -- the under-15.

Chad Salandy, and Nicholas Caddle are also competing in two divisions.

National under-17 champ Salandy is seeded to take his age-group title as well as finish second to Nku Patrick in the under-19 division. The other seeds are Cristian Edghill and Jacob Gillezeau, respectively.

Caddle is the fourth seedóbehind Salandy, Johnthan Blanc and Jonathan Lanser, respectivelyóin the under-17 division as well as being the under-15 favourite. The under-13 division is comprised of three newcomers. The tournament is being contested until Saturday and first serve today is 2 p.m.