RYAN REID defeated Peter Pirtheesingh again when the QPCC (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) Pro Com Graded Open Squash Tournament served off Wednesday night at the club’s Indoor Racquet Centre, Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair.
After prevailing when they met in the 2018 edition of the BCQS Masters Tournament at the same venue, the Bahamian defeated the former national Over-40 champion in four sets again (11-5, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4) to advance to last night’s A division quarter-finals.
Paul Jerome De Verteuil was the only player who did not have to play to reach the last eight as the top seed received a bye.
John Holley, another former national open and veterans (Over-40) champ, sustained an injury with a two-set to one lead over William Bhola, and realising he would not have been able to play last night, threw in the towel when he reached match point at 11-9, 4-11, 11-5, 10-5.
Seth Thong, the national Under-13 and 15 champ and Caribbean Under-15 gold-medallist, whipped Colin Mowser 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 to advance to the quarters, while 2006 Caribbean under-15 champ Justin Sanguinette got there with an 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 triumph over Luc Davis.
Second-seeded Julian Chin defeated David Stone in straight sets, but No. 3 seed Brandon De Montrichard dropped one in his 12-10, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9 victory over five-time Caribbean over-60 champ Richard Hart.
And Zachary Loquan defeated Marc Pontifex 11-3, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8 in Wednesday night’s other round of 16 encounter. Rhea Khan, the 18-time national women’s champ, is in the B division field, and there is also action in the C class.
Today is the penultimate day and first serve today is 4pm.