Salandy triuMph: Raymond Patrick, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Squash Association (TTSA), presents the trophy to Chad Salandy, winner of the B class title Saturday in the TTSA's Graded Tournament at Cascadia Squash Club, St Ann's.


Mandela beats little brother in Graded tournament

By Shammi Kowlessar

MANDELA PATRICK beat his younger brother Nku on Saturday to capture the Division A title in the Trinidad and Tobago Squash Association's Graded Tournament at Cascadia Squash Club, St Ann's.

After his 11-8, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8 triumph over Brian Phillips earlier in the day in the semi-finals, the top-seeded national under-19 champion whipped the national under-17 champ 11-8, 11-9, 11-7.

After losing 11-7, 14-16, 11-6, 12-10 to Nku in their battle for a place in the title match, Wolfram Nothnagel gained some compensation when he nosed out Phillips 11-6, 15-13, 9-11, 9-11, 11-9 for third place.

It was a tournament that Nothnagel will probably never forget as he had also stunned Peter Pirtheesingh in the quarter-finals.

However the No. 2 seed did not walk away empty-handed as he rebounded to win three times en route to the plate title. Pirtheesingh recovered from a slow start to defeat 16-time national champ Rhea Khan 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 in the final.

Chad Salandy also dropped the opening set before the No. 3 seed bounced back to deny Drue De Verteuil, the conqueror of top seed Jacob Gillezeau, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3 in the B division final.

Gillezeau's sister Faith secured third place with an 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 victory over Alex Mackay.

And after upsetting No. 3 seed Carl Miller 8-11, 15-13, 11-4, 11-8 in the semis, third-seeded Marie Claire Barcant could not make lightning strike twice when the top under-13 player was beaten 11-9, 10-12, 14-12, 11-5 by top-seeded Matthew Mungal for the C class title.

Fourth-seeded Alexandria Yearwood lost 14-12, 11-6, 11-8 to Mungal in the semis and then also in the third-place playoff, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 to Miller.

Dimitri Agostini beat Jeremy Nieves 11-8, 11-0, 11-3 for the C class plate, while Luke Asiu was an 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 winner over Jonathan Blanc for the B division plate in the three-day tournament.

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