Men's team beat Jamaica, lose to Colombia
-Women's team, boxer Paul Allen lose
December 2, 2002
Local squash players failed in their first round group matches in both the men's and women's team tournament at the 19th Central American and Caribbean Games currently underway in El Salvador.
According to reports from El Salvador, the local men's team, drawn in Group One with Colombia and Jamaica, were only able to get past Jamaica (2-1), while the women's, drawn in Group One also, with Mexico and El Salvador were beaten by both countries.
After defeating Jamaica on Saturday by a 2-1 margin, the local men's team suffered a 0-3 loss to Colombia yesterday.
The women's team on the other hand lost by a 1-2 margin to El Salvador on Saturday and a 0-3 margin to Mexico yesterday.
Guyana's lone victory so far was mainly due to Luke Fraser and Shawn Badrinauth who both won their matches against the Jamaicans. Fraser beat Ronald Prescod 3-0, while Badrinauth beat Steve Smith 3-2. Maxim Weithers, from whom much was expected, lost 1-3 to Wayne Burrowes.
When they played Colombia yesterday, Fraser, Badrinauth and Robert Fernandes, all lost by 0-3 margins. Fraser lost to Diestro Samper, Badrinauth to Santiago Montoya and Fernandes to Arturo Jaramilio.
In their women's group match on Saturday, Kathy Shuffler lost 0-3 to El Salvador's C. Hidalgo, Jillian Griffith-Lilico beat Ana Carolina Vega 3-0 and Nicolette Fernandes lost by a 0-3 margin to Frayda Aisemberg.
On Sunday against Mexico, Shuffler lost to Karina Herrera 0-3, Griffith-Lilico lost by a 1-3 margin to Diana Huerta and Fernandes lost by a 0-3 margin to Samantha Teran who is rated 62 in the world and not #6 as was reported in an earlier publication.
In the men's Group One, Colombia finished with 18 points, while Guyana ended with minus seven and Jamaica minus 11.
In the women's group, Mexico finished on top with 18 points, while both El Salvador and Guyana ended with minus five points.
In Boxing, Guyana's light welterweight boxer Lennox Allen had his fight against Colombian Breidis Prescott stopped by the referee (RSC) in the third round in Prescott's favour.
Paul Lewis who is contesting the featherweight division, was due to face Trinidadian Devon Jones last evening in a quarter final encounter.