CHARLOTTE KNAGGS is the headline act in the Trinidad and Tobago Squash Association’s Junior Tournament, which serves off today at the Cascadia Squash Club, St Ann’s.
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 girls’ 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 seed—behind Salandy, Johnthan Blanc and Jonathan Lanser, respectively—in 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.