Mount Gay Caribbean
Squash Championships 2003
Reports from the
WEST & PLUMSTEAD
Jamaica's Marlene West claimed the Women's Caribbean squash championship title, beating Guyana's Nicolette Fernandes in the final in Barbados.
After a tight first game marked by lengthy rallies, Fernandes rushed to a 6-2 lead in the second game. But West fought back to level scores and kept going to take the game. In the third game, West, stepped up play and moved to a convincing 6-0 lead before even dropping any points. The packed stands were on their feet when West ended the final game 9-2, in tribute to her consistent high level of squash which spectators have grown to love in the last decade.
In the Menís Event, Gary Plumstead of Bermuda defeated country man, Nick Kyme, in four games. This is the first Caribbean Championship for both Plumstead and Kyme. Both have impressed throughout the tournament, Kyme has had several five setters, while Plumstead has dropped only two games (one to Kyme and one to Gavin Cumberbatch of Barbados).
has been absent at the senior Caribbean Championships for at least a
decade but have erupted on the scene at this tournament to take the top
two spots in Menís Individuals and will enter the team competition as the
hot favourites. Bermuda last claimed an individual Caribbean title in