Chris Binnie wins record 10th singles title, Ashley Khalil takes women's crown at Caribbean Squash Championships

By August 24, 2022

Jamaica’s Chris Binnie won a record10th singles title at the Caribbean Senior Squash Championships being held in Jamaica on Tuesday, August 23.

Cheered on by a large supportive home crowd at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston, the 33-year-old top-seeded Jamaican defeated number-two seed Barbadian Khamal Cumberbatch in straight sets 14-12, 11-5, 11-5.

Binnie, who was cheered vociferously on completing the victory, praised his opponent, whom he said played a competitive match.

 “He came ready to play today. That first game was so tight and that’s how it should be and that is how it has been for most of the times at these events,” he said.

“I am grateful I was able to come through that first game. If I had lost it could have been different. Thankfully, I got through that. The next two games I was able to be composed and claim the title.”

The women’s singles crown went to Guyana’s Ashley Khalil who came from a set down to defeat her much taller compatriot Taylor Fernandez 9-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-4.

“It feels great,” said the bespectacled champion. “The title sounds awesome. I like the way I played.”

The bronze medal went to Guyana’s Ashley DeGroot who defeated compatriot Akelia Wiltshire 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-3.

The championships are being broadcast on Sportsmax.

 

 

 

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