Squash gets mixed doubles debut
THE first mixed doubles squash match to ever be contested in Trinidad will be the highlight of an exhibition hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Squash Association today at Cascadia Squash Club, St Ann’s.
The exhibition will feature Colin Ramasra, Kerrie Sample, Kale Wilson and Charlotte Knaggs, the country’s four leading overseas-based players.
Seven-time national champion Ramasra and Sample, who combined to secure a silver medal in mixed doubles in the last CAC (Central American and Caribbean) Games in Colombia last year, will be battling Wilson and Knaggs in the main attraction of the afternoon.
Last year’s national champ Knaggs, now studying at university in England, was crowned Caribbean under-19 champ this year after capturing the under-17 title in the previous two years.
Sample, the 2009 Caribbean under-19 champ—a Briton with local roots—is back home after recently completing her studies in the United States.
Wilson, who was crowned Caribbean under-19 champ two years ago, is studying in Canada and played some tournaments here and in the United States this year.
The Canada-based Ramasara, this year’s first professional player, returned to the circuit after a lengthy absence about a year ago and got back into the top 200 in the world.
The exhibition will begin at 1 p.m.